Polonnaruwa
in North Central Province, Sri Lanka

Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
7.940 and 81.003 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 7° 56' 22" and E 81° 0' 9"
Currency and Currency Code:
Rupee - LKR
Spoken languages:
Sinhala, Tamil, English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 11:27 AM (Friday)
Timezone: Asia/Colombo
UTC/GMT offset: 5.5 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:53 am and 5:54 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-0.955 and -90.967 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Puerto Villamil
References
This place on Wikipedia
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Current travel safety evaluation for Sri Lanka in Southern Asia

Safety Score: 3,1 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Sri Lanka. Last Update: 2022-10-06 08:18:27

Explore Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa in North Central Province with it's 13,900 inhabitants is a city in Sri Lanka about 105 mi (or 170 km) north-east of Colombo, the country's capital.

Local time in Polonnaruwa is now 11:27 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named Asia / Colombo with an UTC offset of 5.5 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Polonnaruwa, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Sri Lanka is China Bay Airport in a distance of 43 mi (or 69 km), North. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Sri Lanka is Ancient City of Polonnaruwa in a distance of 2 mi (or 3 km), South. If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Trincomalee, Anuradhapura, Kandy, Kurunegala and Badulla. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 31°C / 88 °F

Morning Temperature 23°C / 74 °F
Evening Temperature 30°C / 86 °F
Night Temperature 24°C / 75 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 48%
Air Pressure 1009 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 10 km/h (6 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 89% of sky
General Conditions Overcast clouds

Saturday, 8th of October 2022

31°C (88 °F)
23°C (74 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Sunday, 9th of October 2022

28°C (83 °F)
23°C (74 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Monday, 10th of October 2022

31°C (88 °F)
24°C (75 °F)
Overcast clouds, gentle breeze.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Hotel SGM

Address
0,2 mi
Circular Road
51000 Polonnaruwa
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 11:30
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


EKHO Lake House Polonnaruwa

Address
0,4 mi
Pothgula Mawatha
51000 Polonnaruwa
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Vista Heritage Polonnaruwa

Address
1,4 mi
The Heritage Polonnaruwa
51000 Polonnaruwa
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Seyara Holiday Resort

Address
1,9 mi
Bendiwewa
Polonnaruwa
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


TISHAN HOLIDAY RESORT

Address
2,4 mi
No: 1580, Bendiwewa
Polonnaruwa
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Thidas Arana

Address
2,8 mi
23rd Mile Post, Bendiwewa
51000 Polonnaruwa
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


GIRITALE HOTEL

Address
6,5 mi
NATIONAL HOLIDAY RESORT
51000 Giritale
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


DEER PARK INN

Address
6,5 mi
Giritale Polonnaruwa
94 Sir Lanka
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Vista Clay Hut Village

Address
1,5 mi
Rankotvehara Road, Nissankamallapura
51000 Polonnaruwa
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Vista Polonnaruwa Holiday Inn

Address
2,2 mi
Polonnaruwa Holiday Inn- Bendiwewa
51000 Polonnaruwa
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Published: November 22, 2013
Length: 35:38 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Henk Sebregts

Video with images of ancient monuments in Polonnaruwa a former capital of the Sinhalese kingdom in the northeast plain of central Sri Lanka. South of the ancient city wall is a water reservoir...


World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka - Polonnaruwa -

Published: August 09, 2009
Length: 40:46 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: vansespeiris

The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 CE to reunite the country once...


Globe International Computers Polonnaruwa

Published: June 05, 2013
Length: 44:35 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Sarath Divisekara

All kind of Computers & Accessories. Whole Sale and End User. 0772445798 0722445798 Sarath Bandara Divisekara.


Monkeys in Polonnaruwa Ancient City, SRI LANKA

Published: March 19, 2014
Length: 23:22 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Sergius Pedde

Polonnaruwa, March-2014.


Polonnaruwa

Published: October 03, 2011
Length: 44:12 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Hansueli Holzer

Polonnaruwa ist eine Ruinenstadt des alten singhalesischen Reiches mit Tempeln und Palästen.


City of Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka, 2011

Published: October 05, 2011
Length: 03:34 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Wolf

Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura. After over 1000 years the visitor can see the ruins of an ancient dynasty.


Globe International Computers Polonnaruwa

Published: June 05, 2013
Length: 49:49 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Sarath Divisekara

All kind of Computers & Accessories. Whole Sale and End User. 0772445798 0722445798 Sarath Bandara Divisekara.


Buddha Seema Pasada, Polonnaruwa

Published: February 23, 2013
Length: 44:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Yulia Mahatma

Зал торжеств монастырских собраний когда-то возвышался над землёй на 12 этажей-ярусов. До наших дней сохрани...


The Royal Palace at Polonnarwua - Sri Lanka, Asia

Published: August 19, 2013
Length: 06:29 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Davidsbeenhere

http://davidsbeenhere.com David's Been Here is touring all the top sites and must visit destinations of the country of Sri Lanka. Join David as he tours around the Royal Palace at Polonnaruwa,...


Srilankan meeting at ARGO. Знакомство со Шри-Ланкой в АРГО

Published: March 20, 2014
Length: 56:08 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Sergius Pedde

Srilankan meeting at ARGO. Знакомство со Шри-Ланкой в АРГО March-2014. Март-2014 Volzhskiy city Volgograd territory. Г.Волжский, Волгоградская...


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Parakrama Samudra

Parakrama Samudra (or Parakrama's sea or the Sea of King Parakrama) is a shallow reservoir, consisting of three separate reservoirs connected by narrow channels in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. The northernmost reservoir is the oldest and referred to as Topa wewa (Sinhalese wewa = lake or reservoir) built around 386.

Located at 7.9, 80.9667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Reservoirs in Sri Lanka

Polonnaruwa Vatadage

The Polonnaruwa Vatadage is an ancient structure dating back to the Polonnaruwa period of Sri Lanka. It is believed to have been built during the reign of Parakramabahu I to hold the tooth relic of the Buddha, or during the reign of Nissanka Malla to hold the alms bowl used by the Buddha. Both these venerated relics would have given the structure a great significance and importance at the time.

Located at 7.94722, 81.0011 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Archaeological sites in Sri Lanka, Kingdom of Polonnaruwa, Places of worship in Sri Lanka

Polonnaruwa massacre

The Polonnaruwa massacre was a series of attacks on civilians in the villages of Alanchipothana, Karapola, Madurangala and Muthugal in eastern Polonnaruwa District, Sri Lanka on 29 April 1992 which left 157 dead. The massacres were blamed on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Sri Lankan Home Guards and the Sri Lankan Police.

Located at 7.95, 81 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Civilian massacres in Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Mass murder in 1992, Sri Lanka Police, 1992 in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Home Guards, Sri Lankan government forces attacks in Eelam War II

Polonnaruwa Rajakeeya Madya Maha Vidyalaya

Rajakeeya Madya Maha Vidyalaya (Sinhala: රාජකීය මධ්‍ය මහා විද්‍යාලයය; also known as Royal College, Polonnaruwa or Royal Central College, Polonnaruwa) is a national school in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka.

Located at 7.91964, 81.0032 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Boarding schools in Sri Lanka, Educational institutions established in 1959, National schools in Sri Lanka, Polonnaruwa Rajakeeya Madya Maha Vidyalaya, Schools in North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan internment camps

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Polonnaruwa.


This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Polonnaruwa, Горад Паланарува, Polonnâruvâ, Polonnaruva, ポロンナルワ, პოლონარუვა, Polonaruva, പൊളന്നറുവ, पोलोननरुवा, Cidade Antiga de Polonnaruva, Полоннарува, පොළොන්නරුව, பொலன்னறுவை, 波隆納魯沃