The second kingdom of ancient Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa is a splendid medieval capital of Sri Lanka that has a great history that runs back to the 12th century. The ancient city of Polonnaruwa is a UNESCO world heritage site that has remnants of impressive palaces, temples, irrigation systems, Buddha statues and more showcasing the great history of the island.
Explore the palace of King Parakramabahu the great, witness the sky-high Ran Koth Vehera, discover gigantic Buddha statues of Gal Vihara, pay a visit to the Vatada Geya… The magnificent stone carvings along with interesting stories and folklore related to the monuments and kings and queens of the yesteryears will add an unforgettable historical expedition to your holiday in Sri Lanka. You can explore the ancient city of Polonnaruwa by bicycle enjoying the attractions at your own pace feeling the dry breeze.
Being home to a large monkey population Polonnaruwa is known for its monkey kingdom too. You can feed monkeys fruits as you enjoy their funny actions who you will find everywhere in the place.
Make sure to stop by a reservoir before you leave Polonnaruwa and enjoy paddy fields around and beautiful lotus flowers bloom in the reservoir against the blue glistening waters.