In the very heart of Sri Lanka, a massive flat-topped, sheer-sided rock rises abruptly from the plains. It is a striking sight made all teh more remarkable with an unusual Fortress at its summit. Built in the 5th century by King Kassyapa-I the entrance at the base of the great rock is adordned by Giant Lion Paws and about halfway up, recessed into a wonderfully protected niche sit a series of celebrated frescoes depicting celestial nymphs, often referred to as apsaras or ‘cloud maidens’ – but possibly depicting the king’s wives and courtesans bathing or tending flowers.

Exhilarating stairs and precipitous catwalks complete the final haul to the summit, where you are rewarded with unparalled 360-degree views of the countryside below. For many visitors, this is understandably the country’s top cultural attraction.

It helps to be relatively physcally fit for reaching the summit.

Plan your 2021 & 2022 Adventures

With the world beginning to open up again, now is the time to begin planning your 2021 holiday to Asia. Our Travel Specialists are ready to take your call and discuss the adventure you have spent the last 12 months dreaming of.

Make an enquiry

0208 566 3739

TransIndus Brochures 2021/2022

Order Brochures