Best Months to Visit: November to March
Recommended Duration: 1 Day
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Area: 3,293 km²
Province: North Central Province
Inscription: 1982 (6th Session)
Popular for: Ancient ruins
Polonnaruwa is a gem of a place in Sri Lanka which once served as the capital of the kingdom of Polonnaruwa in the 10th century. The town has two sections, the infrastructure and development out of which one is the new town and another is the old ancient town with monarchical remains of the ancient times. When you will visit this place, then you will love to come across the famous spots that are popularly visited by the tourists throughout the year. SOme of them are, Gal Vihara – Buddhist 12th century rock temple, Archaeological museum, Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Rankot Vihara – a 12th century stupa, Hatadage - an ancient relic shrine and the Lankathilaka – a cathedral type Buddhist temple which are all dedicated to the shrines of Lord Buddha. Moreover, you can even go out to the exploration of rich wildlife heritage at the Minneriya National Park dedicated to elephants on a jeep safari to further witness all other fauna species like, monkeys, iguana, crocodiles pelicans and various animals and bird along with the Potgul Vihara and Parakrama Samudra.
Best Time to Visit Polonnaruwa
The best time to visit Polonnaruwa is during the months of November to March which has the best climatic conditions ideal for sightseeing, and also exploring the wildlife park and reservoir that has the spectacular sight to watch and experience with your loved ones who accompany you to the trip or vacation. Book tour package to Sri Lnaka with Swan Tours at best price.