Trek up to Sri Lanka’s most dramatic archaeological site of Sigiriya, which still exemplifies the ruins of an ancient kingdom, carved almost entirely out of bedrock. Awarded the world heritage status by UNESCO, the key highlight of Sigiriya is its colossal column of rock almost 660 feet high that still preserves the remnants of the ancient civilization and a ruined kingdom. Climb a series of steep staircases that has been attached to the near-vertical walls, leading you to the top-flat summit. Marvel at the early frescoes and unique carvings en route to the top and enjoy the splendid vistas of the misty and verdant forests from the summit. Adding much to the star appeal of Sigiriya is the surrounding landscape of lush gardens, ponds, fountains and cave shrines, thus packing both, culture and ethereal natural beauty all in one.