The Best Hotels Sigiriya - Elephant Corridor

Elephant Corridor is located in central Sri Lanka and it is a luxury , small:21 suite, designer life style hotel. Without a doubt it is one of the best boutique hotels in Sri Lanka. Because of its strategic location visiting the places like ruins of ancient cities like Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa  and Kandy are very easy. Or Staying at hotel itself is a real experience with the things that are in offer at the hotel.

The hotel is built in an elephant corridor between Sigiriya National Park and Minneriya National Park  and it is quit natural for the wild elephants to walk up to the lobby of the hotel. The hotel it is built with a minimum destruction to the ecosystem. It covers 200 acres of jungle land bordering to a teak forest and a lake. The Sigiriya rock Fortress is only miles away and you have the breath taking view of it from many locations of Hotel. There are many activities available in and around the hotel and following are few of them.

Outdoor activities

· Elephant rides

Guest can schedule time to ride the elephants available in the hotel. Exploring the nature while riding an elephant is a memorable experince

· Bird watching

The residents can walk around the hotel with the hotel naturalist. There are many birds and butterflies and some of them are endemic to Sri Lanka dry zone.

· Bicycle rides

· The elephant corridor is extreamly careful about the natural environment and motor vehicles are prohibited in and around the hotel. Therefore bycycles are the preferred medium of transportation. Riding a bicycle in the jungle is a real experience.

· Visits can be arrange to the following sites from the hotel

o Minneriya National Park

o Sigiriya rock

o Kaudulla National Park

o Anuradhpura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy

o Pinnawala Elephant orphanage

o Etc

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KanCanDo 3 years ago

(鍚吉里亞)Sigiriya means "Lions Rock", the name is derived from the entrance to the palace, when the fortress was built a gigantic brick lion sat at the final ascent to the summit. To get to the palace one has to climb up between the lions paws and into it's mouth. However today what is left of this gigantic lion is its paws and the first steps. Image below shows the Lions mouth entrance.

Highlights here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R07f_LJSkxA

Read more about Sigiriya here -

http://kancando.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/sigiriya-ro...

See All the photos here -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kancando/sets/7215762...

https://plus.google.com/photos/1087754995170980504...


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IndikaT 3 years ago from Kandy,Sri Lanka Author

Thank you for the comment. The hub is about a hotel located near Sigiriya, but not about the masterpiece called Sigiriya. If you'd like to know more about sigiriya goto http://hubpages.com/travel/7-wonders-of-Sri-Lanka...

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