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DAY EXCURSION TO ANCIENT CITY POLONNARUWA FROM COLOMBO

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

    The Gal Vihara, also known as Gal Viharaya and originally as the Uttararama, is a rock temple of the Buddha situated in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. It was fashioned in the 12th century by Parakramabahu

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

    Poḷonnaruwa is the main town of Polonnaruwa District in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Kaduruwela area is the Polonnaruwa New Town and the other part of Polonnaruwa remains as the royal ancient city of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Thuparama, Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

    Thuparamaya is an ancient Buddhist temple in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Located in the sacred area of Mahamewna park, the Thuparamaya Stupa is the earliest Dagoba to be constructed in the island, dating back to the reign of King Devanampiya Tissa

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    Gal Vihara (Sinhala: stone temple), Buddhist Temple at (UNESCO World Heritage Site) at Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka is the most perfect specimen of Buddha statue hewn out of solid stone. Crafted during the reign of King Parakrabahu (1153-1186 A.C), Gal Vihara statues are still in complete preservation with their irresistible charm and sublimity. It is undeniable that the sculptors of Gal Vihara were of greater skill and expertise in the art of stone sculpture in Sri Lanka. The images at Gal Vihara have brought about higher level of awakening in the observers with respect of Buddhist art in Sri Lanka.

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    5:00 AM
    Duration
    12h
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water
    • English Speaking Driver
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Complimentary WiFi Excess During the Travel (Subjected To Availability)
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Local Srilankan Guide
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Gal Vihara
    • Entry/Admission - Polonnaruwa
    • Entry/Admission - Thuparama
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Comfortable walking shoes recommended for this tour.
    • All visitors to Buddhist and Hindu temples are expected to remove footwear and hats. Also shoulders and knees should be covered
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • Duration: 12h
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