Polonnaruwa is known to be the second most ancient city within the kingdom of Sri Lanka. It was first declared to be the capital city by the King Vijayabahu I within the 11th century AD and then its status maintained until 13th century. In 1982 UNESCO declared the ancient city as World Heritage Site.
The ruins of the ancient time of Polonnaruwa stayed intact in one area. So the visitors can just take a Tuk-Tuk or three-wheeler or maybe riding a bicycle and then get into the entrance. Visitors will be able to walk around in all day long. Aside of visiting the ruins, visitors may also visit The Royal Palace, the Palace of King Nissanka Malla, the statue of King Parakramabahu I and a lot other places. Just enjoying the city view is good and visitors may also visit the temples around the city like Alahana Pirivena Complex, the Buddhist temple and a lot other temples.
In order to reach Polonnaruwa, visitors will need to take car, train and also bus from Colombo. Cars are considered being the easiest choice of transportation because there are cabs companies can be contacted easily. The road in Polonnaruwa is very nice and there are a lot of green trees. Visiting this lovely city can be done all year round because the weather will stay hot and humid so there is always a good time to visit the country and especially this city. Considering the location of this city is a little bit to the East, May to September might be the best time to visit.