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The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated Chola invaders in 1070 to reunite the country once more under a local leader. A day tour to Polonnaruwa enables you to explore many ruins of ancient palaces and Buddhist Temples built by the King's of Sri Lanka. Focal point of Polonnaruwa day tour is "Gal Viharaya", meaning Stone Monastery where you could witness the ancient carvings of Lord Buddhaa's Sitting, sleeping and standing postures. Other important monuments you would explore during Polonnaruwa day tour from Kandy are Rankoth Vehera, Hetadage, Nissanka Latha Mandapaya and statue of King Parakramabahu. The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa has been declared a World Heritage Site.
In the late afternoon, before heading back to Kandy, you will be taking part in a guided private safari in Minneriya National Park to see wild Elephants in their natural habitat. Minneriya National Park is considered one of the best places to see large herds of Elephants.
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The above rates does not include the followings, you may purchase them on your own if required. Our chauffeur will help you in the process,
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