Private Half Day Tour: Polonnaruwa Gal Viharaya and Ruins City

Private Half Day Tour: Polonnaruwa Gal Viharaya and Ruins City

Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in Sri Lanka, a true testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom's first rulers. Join your guide on this historical tour as they narrate your journey through the city of ruins with Gal Vihara. They will make your visit to Sri Lanka a eventful one.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: King’s Council Chamber, Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

Council chamber of King Nissankamalla

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: W2V2+2H, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Palace of King Vijayabahu the Great
Vijayabahu I (born, Prince Kitti ) (ruled 1055–1110) was a medieval king of Sri Lanka. Born to a royal bloodline.
This is the ruins of the palace of the great king 1st Vijayabahu it lies in a huge area. It had been a very big palace although currently remaining only a small part of the palace because of the invasion of south indian enemy kings.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kumara Pokuna, Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

It is a group of ponds, and the number "32" often associated with it refers to the total number of ponds or basins within the complex. Kumara Pokuna is significant for its historical and architectural importance.
The ponds served multiple purposes, including providing a source of water for various uses, such as bathing and irrigation. The architecture of Kumara Pokuna is characterized by its sophisticated design, with intricately carved steps and decorations. The ponds are interconnected, allowing water to flow from one to another, which helped maintain the water quality.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Siva Devalaya (No 1), Polonnaruwa Old City, Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

Siva Devalaya

Stop At: Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Sacred City, Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

This beautiful Stupa House (Vatadage) has been built before the time of Nissanga Malla (1187-1196) but he has carried out major renovations on this building. So what you see today is probably his work.

The uniqueness of such buildings is that the Stupa is protected by a roof. Therefore Stupa’s in such buildings are small. Another beautiful “Vatadage” is situated in Madirigiriya few kilometers away from Polonnaruwa.
On the centre is a small stupa and on the four sides, there are beautifully carved Buddha statues. These statues are different to what is normally found. The curly hair is not visible on the head. And the robe is also flat which is unusual. The roof has been supported by two rows of stone pillars around the Stupa. None of the pillars are visible today. But the pillars outside the walls are still intact.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hetadage, W2X2+4GV, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Atadage (Tooth relic temple)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Nissanka Latha Mandapaya, Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

Nissanka latha mandapa

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Hetadage, Hwy A11, Polonnaruwa 51000 Sri Lanka

Hetadage (Tooth relic temple)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dagoba of Thuparama, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

Thuparama image house

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sathmahal Prasada, Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

Sathmahal Prasada

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Gal-Potha Stone Book, Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

Gal potha inscription

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rankoth Vehera, Ancient Bhikku Hospital, Polonnaruwa 51000 Sri Lanka

Rankoth Vehera - Pagoda

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kiri Vehera, Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

Kiri vehera - pagoda

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Lankathilaka Image House, Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

Lanka Thilaka image house

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Gal Vihara, 440/225 Palm Grove State Minuwangoda road, Polonnaruwa 51000 Sri Lanka

The Gal Vihara or Uttararama

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Thivanka Image House, Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

Thivanka image house

Duration: 10 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants are free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Small walking on tour"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duração: 3 To 5 Hours
Ponto de partida: Traveler pickup is offered
Mention your pickup hotel name/location at the booking. Later we will send you the exact pickup time as per your location

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guide
  • Bottled water

Não Incluído

  • Entrance Fee to ruins (USD 25 per person)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


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