Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 1982
Size of heritage:
Polonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka after the destruction of Anuradhapura in 993. It comprises, besides the Brahmanic monuments built by the Cholas, the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created by Parakramabahu I in the 12th century.
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Hotels and places to stay
EKHO Lake House Polonnaruwa
Vista Heritage Polonnaruwa
Seyara Holiday Resort
TISHAN HOLIDAY RESORT
Vista Indra Hotel
Vista Clay Hut Village
Vista Polonnaruwa Holiday Inn
HOTEL SUDU ARALIYA - POLONNARUWA
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Medium airport - 45 mi (73 km) Batticaloa Airport
Medium airport - 49 mi (79 km) Amparai Airport
Medium airport - 59 mi (95 km) Arugam Bay SPB
Seaplane base - 92 mi (149 km) Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport
Large airport - 92 mi (148 km) Beira Lake Seaplane Base
Seaplane base - 104 mi (168 km) Colombo Ratmalana Airport
Medium airport - 107 mi (173 km) Weerawila International Airport
Small airport - 116 mi (187 km) Trivandrum International Airport
Large airport - 282 mi (454 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Giritale Colony
- New Town
- Sinha Udagama