4 days in Polonnaruwa, Mahiyangana & Batticaloa Itinerary

4 days in Polonnaruwa, Mahiyangana & Batticaloa Itinerary

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Train to Habarana, Taxi to Polonnaruwa
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Polonnaruwa
— 1 night
Drive
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Mahiyangana
— 1 night
Drive
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Batticaloa
— 1 night
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Polonnaruwa

— 1 night
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): delve into the distant past at King’s Council Chamber, pause for some photo ops at Gal Vihara, then pause for some photo ops at Polonnaruwa Vatadage, and finally explore the ancient world of Siva Devalaya (No 1). Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Polonnaruwa, and then admire the striking features of Kumara Pokuna.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Polonnaruwa trip maker.

Colombo to Polonnaruwa is an approximately 3-hour combination of train and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Mahiyangana.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites · Museums

Mahiyangana

— 1 night
To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mahiyangana day trip tool.

Drive from Polonnaruwa to Mahiyangana in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Batticaloa.

Things to do in Mahiyangana

Nature · Parks

Batticaloa

— 1 night
Batticaloa is a major city in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, and its former capital. To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Batticaloa trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Mahiyangana to Batticaloa takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Batticaloa

Historic Sites