Explore Polonnaruwa Ancient City by two wheel
PERFECT TIME FOR START : MORNING - 0900hrs | EVENING - 1300hrs
DURATION : AVAILABILITY :
• Meet Sri Lanka Mini tours representative at early agreed place in Polonnaruwa
• Catamaran ride and bird watching at Parakkrama lake
• Start your cycling trail
Here you will find yourself cycling on a flat terrain with a mixture of both tarred roads as well as on by-roads that will take you to Polonnaruwa world heritage site in the vicinity allowing you the opportunity to have a look into ancient monuments and to feel how it was built.
Polonnaruwa, The medieval capital of Sri Lanka form the eleventh to the end of first quarter of the thirteenth century A.D. is situated in the dry zone of the North-central province. During the first millennium A.D, when Sri Lanka’s capital Anuradhapura, was flourishing, Polonnaruwa served as a fortified outpost (kandavuru Nuwara) where the Sinhala garrisons camped during period Anuradhapura. Polonnaruwa was strategic location because of Mahawali River.
The principle group of monument are rising up the city of Polonnaruwa. Visitors are staring from the southern entrance to the site and progressing to north. Potgul vehera monastery, The citadel and place complex, The quadrangle, Manikvehera monastery complex, Alahana parivena, Artefacts and inscription, Galvihara, The north Temple, The Hindu temple, The garden of Polonnaruwa. Here you can experience more activities such as Bird watching, Catamaran ride etc.
Afetr you visit ancient city, Catamaran across the lake; a real adventure! You may even be able to spot white bellied fish eagles, brahmini kites, ibis, cormorants and other native birds as you travel. In the middle of the lake is a small island, a rocky outcrop that provides great 360° views of the lake and forests beyond, which is always lovely, and with the excess of birdlife, it is seldom that there is not something interesting going on upon its shimmering expanses of waters.
During this tour you can step to Small Island. This is called Birds Island. More bird can be seen in the island. Upon return to the shore bid the fishermen and their families’ farewell as you continue to your next destination
Sri Lanka Mini tours (SLMT) offers exclusive cycling tour for all kind of age who is fond of experience ancient city. Our knowledge local experience guides will unforgettable experience with information on the different sites you visit.
SLMT cycling tour consisted with trek bicycles or similar and biking equipment as well refreshments, Snacks and guide.
What to bring
• Sun Hat
• All participants will be given a safety briefing
• The importance of listening to the guide.
• Wear brightly colored or reflective clothing when cycling – you'll be easier to see.
• When you cycling on main ride, only cycling on your left hand, Use cycle paths or lanes, where provided.
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