We visited Sigiriya en route from Anuradhapura to Kandy. It was warm, but not unbearably so. We did not find the climb tough at all - perhaps because one doesn't really climb up in one go - rather it is done in pieces. However the staircases are steep, and the descent can be tough for people with vertigo.
The wall paintings were very pretty and amazingly well preserved. On the other hand, several other aspects are completely and disappointingly gone. Nothing remains of the original castle. The Lion's entrance has only the lion paws (the lion face is gone).
On the whole, Sigiriya is definitely worth a visit. It can be made a lot better with improved signage and better guides. Our guide was very disappointing. If somebody could direct you to a good guide, please do take him, as the signboard information is not enough.
Please carry your passports - the entrance fee is halved for SAARC country visitors.
Another aside: we bought a beautiful hand painting with artist's impression of how Sigiriya must have looked with the full Lion entrance and the castle on top of the rock. We bought this from the artist - D Rathnayake who is also the caretaker of Gadaladeniya temple at Kandy.
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