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Private Half Day Tour: Polonnaruwa Gal Vihara and Ruins City
"Your 3.5 hour private tour starts with a pickup from your hotel in Polonnaruwa (please check departure details for more information on pickup locations). You have a choice of a morning 8:30am or afternoon 2:30pm departure for this tour. Your guide wil you will be dropped off to your hotel in the Polonnaruwa city area.""""Today the ancient city of Polonnaruwa remains one of the best planned archaeological relic sites in Sri Lanka a true testimony to the discipline and greatness of the Kingdom's first rulers. Join your guide on this historical tour as they narrate your journey through the city of ruins with Gal Vihara. They will make your visit to Sri Lanka a eventful one."title=Highlights&1=Free+hotel+pickup+and+drop-off+included&2=All+entrance+fees+included&3=Choice+of+several+departures+throughout+the+day&4=Ideal+choice+for+families&5=Step+back+in+time+on+a+history+tour""
From $59.00
 
Private Tour: Wasgamuwa National Park Safari
"You will start you’re your safari from Wasgamuwa National park entrance at 5:30 am for your morning safari or at 2:30 pm for your evening safari. Wasgamuwa National Park is a dry zone park which is home to over 150 floral species many of them endemic. The park also houses 23 species of mammals and over 140 species of birds. The number of reptile species is not low either. The park is especially popular for its elephant herds that you may see especially in the evenings. The Marsh or water buffalo or even the rare sloth bear or golden palm civet. Some of the bird species that you may see are the endemic red-faced malkoha and the Sri Lankan junglefowl. You could also catch an elusive look at colorful peafowl a painted stork a black-headed ibis or even a Sri Lankan frogmouth. There are many reptiles you may see on the banks of water bodies such as the Mugger Crocodile or water monitors. There are quite a few species of skinks
From $76.00
 
Private Day Tour: Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Cave Temple Tour from Colombo
"Your private Sri Lankan history adventure begins at 6am when your friendly local guide will pick you up from your hotel in Colombo. Enjoy the scenery or nap in the car on the way to Dambulla where you arrive at the famous Dambulla Cave Temple around 11 am. Here you will see ancient Buddha statutes and elaborate alfrescoes in caves that date back to the 1st-century. A UNESCO-listed World Heritage site the temple also has a museum which you will have the chance to visit. After wandering the site you’ll have time to look for lunch nearby before taking off for Sigiriya one of the most important archaeological sites in all of Asia. Built in the 5th-century Sigiriya is a stunning example of innovative architecture
From $100.00

More Things to Do in Batticaloa

LAGOON SUNRISES

The western coasts of Sri Lankan are well-known for their glorious sunsets. Here on this side, the sunrises are equally fine. Here, the sunrises over the lagoon and the pillboxes out in front of the...
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Feb 27, 2005

CANNON

Both out in front of the fort entry and atop the northeastern bastion are cannon emblazed with the VOC symbol. Those on the northeastern bastion lying next to a more modern era Sri Lankan Army pillbox...
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Feb 27, 2005

FORT BASTIONS

In true fashion of the era, there are bastions on the four corners of the fort. The lagoon borders on the north and east with a moat on the west and part of the south sides. Cannons were originally...
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Feb 27, 2005

DUTCH FORT

This was the main reason for the town’s importance, the fort. Superceding an earlier Portugese fort, the fort became the center of Dutch power along this part of the coast. From both this fort and the...
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Feb 27, 2005

TSUNAMI DAMAGE

Batti was another East Coast town that was hard hit by the waves of the 26 December tsunami. Waters crushed over the sea barrier island to the east and pushed up into the lagoon as well. See the...
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Feb 27, 2005

SINGING FISH

This is the town of the Singing Fish. I have seen both fish and shellfish as the originators of the sounds that take place between April and September near the full moon. The long lagoon bridge is...
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Feb 27, 2005
 
 
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FORT CHURCH

Within the fort there are several local governmental administrative offices along with the monument stone for the original Dutch church that was built here in the mid 18th century.
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Feb 27, 2005

FORT ENTRY

Above the entry to the fort, you can still make out the VOC symbol of the Dutch East Indies Company which dates back to 1638 when the Portugese were ousted.
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Feb 27, 2005

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