Visit The Medieval Capital of Polonnaruwa

Excursion is offered with a one night stay in Polonnaruwa.

We propose you to leave between 05.00 – 05.30 A.M to experience the dawning of the day, as you reach out to the villages, it is exciting to see the birds flocking around and observe how city roads change gradually to a flat terrain spreading miles ahead as the climate gets warmer. It certainly will be fascinating to observe how the carpeted road stretches between lush green paddy fields.

As the journey begins, you will witness coconut cultivations and while you drive towards Polonnaruwa, you will see vast areas of paddy fields. It is really an amazing thing to see how the vegetation changes from the coastal line to the dry zone. As your journey deepens into the northern part of the island you will be able to witness exotic birds, Monitors, Lizards, grey Buffalos and overly friendly Monkeys.

Arrive in Polonnaruwa, you have just stepped into a mine of cultural and religious extravaganza. Stamping a remarkable era from the 11th century until 1310 CE. Polonnaruwa, represents one of the most important milestones in the history of Sri Lanka. Take a walk across this UNESCO World Heritage Site – a kingdom of the greatest kings that ruled the island – and witness how stone-carved Buddha statues as well as ancient, architectural and historic monuments that add value to Polonnaruwa. Observe the glamour of Gal Viharaya, Lankatilake, Rankot Vehera, Thuparama as well as Thivanka Image House before heading out from a remarkable royal capital of Sri Lanka!

Optional – Excursion on bicycles, We recommend this because the medieval capital is a demarcated separate ancient city with no movement of public traffic.

Thereafter head right up to the close by village house where you will have the opportunity to blend with the local family and prepare food together. It will be an interactive cooking experience for the guests. Whilst sharing the Sri Lankan cookery secrets, the tour guide will introduce the village family to you. After the joint preparation of the food you can enjoy the typical Sri Lankan rice and curry lunch with the local family. For sure this will be another unforgettable experience for all of the guests.

Overnight stay at a High End 03* Hotel

Return after breakfast


Pick Up Location Pick Up Times
Koggala & Ahangama 05.00 A.M
Hikkaduwa – Galle 05.10 A.M
Wadduwa 05.20 A.M
Negombo 05.30 A.M
Colombo 05.30 A.M


Supplement for 04* / 05* Hotel

Upgrade to a world renowned Bawa Hotel and Travel in upgraded transport.


  • Air Conditioned Vehicle (Car)
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Highway Charges
  • All local taxes
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