Day Tour to Polonnaruwa Ancient City & Adventure Safari
The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa is one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka. Visit the second most ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka. A site with enormous Buddha sculptures, stupas and rich in history and architecture. The irrigation systems that are far superior to that of the Anuradhapura Age and to this day supply the water essential for paddy cultivation. The toque macaque, which is the breed of monkeys living in the ruins have been thriving in this kingdom for centuries. They were featured in the Disney’s nature film entitled Monkey Kingdom.
Tour Plan & Details
Departure Time7.00 AM
Dress CodeCasual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
IncludeChauffer Guide / Driver (English Speaking)Transportation & Fuel
Not IncludedExpenses Of Personal NatureAirline Tickets & VisaLunchDinnerEntrance & Activity TicketsAccommodationAirport TransfersBreakfast
STOP 1: WATADAGE
Watadage is a type of Buddhist structure that is more or less unique to the architecture of ancient Sri Lanka that may have some Indian influence. Watadages were built around small stupas for its protection. Often enshrined in the stupa is a relic. Circular in shape, they were commonly constructed from stone and brick and adorned with elaborate stone carvings. Watadages may have also had a wooden roof, supported by a number of stone columns arranged in several concentric rows. Only ten Watadages now remain in Sri Lanka. The builders of many of these monuments are unknown, as are their time of creation. The oldest of such construction is believed to be the one surrounding the Thuparamaya. The best form of a Watadage is generally believed to be the Polonnaruwa Watadage.
STOP 2: ATADAGE
STOP 3: GAL VIHARAYA
STOP 4: ADVENTURE SAFARI
- > Schedule and sequence of itinerary may vary due to unforeseen circumstances and therefore, is subjected to changes without prior notice.
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