The Historic Cities

Excursions

Sacred City of Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura | 3 hours

The city of Anuradhapura, the 4th century BC capital of Sri Lanka, was one of the greatest cities of the ancient world, and a prominent political... Read more »

Ruins of Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa | 3 hours

Polonnaruwa, the medieval capital of ancient Sri Lanka was established by King Vijayabahu 1 who defeated the Chola invaders in the 11th century AD.... Read more »

Mihintale – The Cradle of Buddhism

15km from Anuradhapura | 1.5 hours

It was on the summit of the Mihintale mountain that the great Sinhalese king Devanampiyatissa was converted to Buddhism by Arahat Mahinda, the son... Read more »

Minneriya National Park Safari

Habarana | 4 hours

The Minneriya tank and the Minneriya National Park which was established in 1997 close to the town of Habarana is a haven for birds, moneys, and... Read more »

Dambulla Rock Cave Temple

Dambulla | 2 hours

5 caves have been converted to Buddhist shrines in the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple complex, with 157 carved statues including some of Hindu deity and... Read more »

Hiriwaduna Village Tour

Habarana | 3 hours

The Hiriwaduna Village Tour is your journey into the the environment of a typical Sri Lankan village. The tour  starts off with a ride on a... Read more »

Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Half Day Tour Sigiriya the rock monolith, which stands almost 200 metres high was a monastery from the 3rd century BC to the 5th century AD. The... Read more »

Ritigala Monastry

Driving time from Dambulla – 50 minutes – 41 km – guided tour A strict nature reserve and an ancient Buddhist monastery dating back to... Read more »