Sigiriya Cobra Hood Cave Tour
Sigiriya Cobra Hood Cave Tour

Sigiriya Cobra Hood Cave Tour

Located inside the famous Boulder Garden, Cobra Hood Cave is a rocky ledge that resembles a fully opened cobra’s hood.

Located inside the famous Boulder Garden, Cobra Hood Cave is a rocky ledge that resembles a fully opened cobra’s hood. The rock is seen on the way from the south gate to the car park. Cobra hood cave is a natural geological formation projected as a cobra hood located within the boulder garden of Sigiriya Rock Fortress complex with plastered interior of the cave once embellished with floral and animal paintings. This is also part of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress complex (UNESCO World Heritage)

The archaeological excavations conducted at the cave, rock shelter has led to the discovery of nine human skeletons. Excavations at the Sigiriya Cobra Hood Cave excavated what appears to be a Middle Historic Period burial site. The excavations yielded skeletal remains of nine individuals. This study suggests that at the time of death these individuals were young healthy adult males of 152 cm or more in height. 

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