Capturing the Spellbinding Beauty of Sigiriya from the Sky

Sigiriya Rock Fortress Sri Lanka

It’s true that air travel to Sigiriya is the most expensive way of getting there, but the magical experience will be truly unforgettable.

If the weather is good, the experience up in the air can be so enchanting, giving you beautiful views and great photo opportunities. The flight to Sigiriya takes about 30 minutes and you can get great panoramic sights at an altitude close to 5000 feet. If you are here for a short stay, you can book a hotel in Dambulla or Sigiriya, and travel directly from the airport to the hotel to save time that would otherwise be wasted on 4 hours of travel time.


Several airlines have been running for a while now. So many travelers opt to reach Sigiriya by road due to the fact that air travel is an expensive way to get around, but the experience is unlike any other. Not only the view is stunning, but also, you will save plenty travel time for sightseeing. Considering many facts, it will become apparent that flying is well worth the fare you pay if you can afford it.

If you opt for air travel, a good camera is absolutely a must. When you’re flying at low altitudes, the scenery over the island is glorious. You will undoubtedly be captivated by enchanting greenery and silvery rivers.

Source: Voyage Prive

Internal flights in Sri Lanka operate from a domestic terminal at the Bandaranaike International Airport. Not only to Sigiriya, they fly to Bentota, Dickwella, Koggala, Kandy, Castlereagh, Batticaloa and Trincomalee.