Sri Lanka is a very different and interesting island, especially for its history and monuments, such as those that appear in Polonnaruwa.

Discovering Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa, the ancient capital of Sri Lanka, hosted the residence of the Sinhalese kings from the 11th century to the 13th century. In 1982, if it declared “World Heritage Site by UNESCO”, it also stands out for the conservation of the buildings.

The Polonnaruwa site covers 122 hectares and has many well-preserved monuments. You can see the architectural style used in the building has a purely Indian influence since its origins are Hindu.

Many of the monuments are religious, but some civil buildings have also been preserved, such as the royal council chamber.

The chamber is surrounded by an artificial lake called Prakrama Samudra, it was created in the XII century thanks to the king Prarakamabahu.

What to see in Polonnaruwa …

Some of the most important buildings:

The quadrangle, the nerve and sacred center

It was one of the places where the relic of the Buddha tooth was kept, which is currently located in Kandy. Some of the buildings that can be found are the Thuparama, one of the best preserved buildings; the Vatadage; the Hatadage and the Atadage where the relic was kept; and the Satmahal Prasada, a pyramidal tower.

In the Vatadage, there are two platforms whose surroundings are decorated with figures carved in the rock. It also highlights the Moon stones and the four Buddhas that sit around a dagoba (Stupa).


Buddha of Gal Vihara

The three Buddhas of Gal Vihara are carved in a rock wall and appear in different positions. Sitting in the meditation position; standing with arms crossed symbolising enlightenment; and lying down in nirvana, the latter, which measures fifteen meters, stands out for its perfection.

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Buddha in Gal Vihara


There are several dagoba or stupa in Polonnaruwa and of different sizes.

For example, the 54-meter high stupa of Rankot Vihara is the fourth largest on the island.

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Royal Palace

The Royal Palace, located in the oldest part, was of considerable size and had several floors.

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Raja Sabahawa

The Raja Sabahawa or Council Hall, consists of three levels and the pillars and the sculptures of lions are characteristic.

Before entering Polonnaruwa …

  • The visiting hours are from 9:00 to 18:00 the admission price is $ 25.
    It is located about 220 km from Colombo and 55 km from Sigiriya.
  • Like the Buddhist temples of Sri Lanka, you have to take off your shoes and cover your shoulders and knees, to be taken into consideration if you want to visit Polonnaruwa.
  • To walk the archaeological fence the best option is to go by car or van because it allows you to visit all the monuments and is more pleasant, especially if it is very hot. Another highly recommended option is to visit by bicycle.
  • It is interesting to visit the monuments with a guide to learn more about the history. There are also explanations in English for each building.

Sri Lanka is indeed the perfect place for children and for people who like animals and nature.

This country is incredibly green.

It is impossible not to find elephant herds on safari or even on the same road traveling.
It is also very easy to see leopards, macaques and other types of monkeys, giant squirrels, jackals, etc. etc

Furthermore, walking with children and adults through the Peradeniya Botanical Garden is a delight. Along with the giant trees and millions of plants, we will also find monkeys and other animals in this immense place.

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We pay a lot of attention in being able to communicate to the customer all the necessary information to offer all the tranquility to you even while you are on Tour.

Living and working in Kandy, facilitates access to privileged information to create new routes and itineraries to Sri Lanka.

This allows us to design exclusive and unique journeys, reaching some places that only we know.

This is why we receive an excellent score in everything related to the design of customised and on-demand trips.

Moreover, we pay a lot of attention to everything related to the management of the booking and assistance, always in English, Spanish and Italian, of your trip to Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, those who love exotic beaches, full of palm trees and coconut trees, offer beaches in the west of the country such as Bentota, Ambalangoda, Chilaw and Negambo.

You can also swim in the Indian Ocean in the east of the country on the beaches of Trincomalee, Pasikudah, Nilaveli …

If you like surfing you can practice at Arugam Bay, Weligama or Mirissa. 

And of course, we have the beaches of southern Sri Lanka such as Tangalle, Unawatuna, Galle, Ahangama, etc. etc

If you like cities, we have Kandy, Jaffna, Galle Fort and Colombo where you can walk and shop among the wonderful shops and restaurants.
In a nutshell, we have a country with a wide variety of climates, places, cultures, religions, etc. 
Where we will always find Sinhalese smiling and waiting for us with open arms.

Coming to Sri Lanka and not being surprised is absolutely impossible.