Polonnaruwa located in North Central Province and it’s consist of two districts of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura. The 2nd largest city in North Central province is Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura is largest city in Province. the UNESCO has declared Polonnaruwa ancient city as a world heritage.
Polonnaruwa Located in about 140 kms from Kandy and 216km from Colombo. The modern city area of Polonnaruwa is known as New Town of Polonnaruwa, and the balance area remains as the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa.
Old town of Polonnaruwa city is best place to evidence ancient ruins, it was spread through about 4km of area. To the west side of the Polonnaruwa ancient city is there is Parakrama Samudra (sea of Parkramabahu) which is built during King Parakramabahu’s reign. This man-made lake (Parakrama Samudra) was identified as a one of greatest creation of ancients, and this was built in the 13th century and rehabilitated in 1950s.
Places to visit in Polonnaruwa
The Royal Palace of King Parakramabahu
Minneriya National Park
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Archaeological Museum, Polonnaruwa
Nissanka Latha Mandapaya
Dalada Maluva, Polonnaruwa
Angammedilla National Park
Pothgul Viharaya, Polonnaruwa
Manampitiya Bridge, Polonnaruwa
Giritale Wewa, Polonnaruwa
Unagalawehera Raja Maha Viharaya
Gal-Potha Stone Book
Thivanka Image House
King’s Council Chamber
Statue of Parakramabahu I
Wasgamuwa National Park
Lankathilaka Image House
How to Reaching Polonnaruwa
If you using own Transport can use Colombo-Habarana main road (A6) and then by Habarana-Polonnaruwa (A11) main road.
If travel by Train Colombo-Batticaloa train runs via Polonnaruwa.
Buses also available from main Cities (eg: Colombo)