Obtain packed breakfast from the hotel and proceed to Anuradhapura.
Anuradhapura is Sri Lanka's ancient capital, (5th century B.C. - 9th century A.D.) and the centre of the island's Buddhist civilization. In antiquity and the interest, it is the equal of any ancient 'buried city'. The island's oldest Buddhist shrines - some dating back to 3rd century B.C. are found here. Impressive white 'dagabas' (relic chambers) and monuments, embellished with handsome stone carvings and sculpture, the oldest documented tree on earth - The Sri Maha Bodhi (over 2000 years old), pleasure gardens, beautifully executed stone baths and ponds, a superb irrigation system of reservoirs and canals are the attractions of Anuradhapura. Brazen palace (2nd cent. B.C.), Ruwanweli Seya (2nd cent. B.C), Samadhi Buddha Statue (3rd cent. B.C.), Isurumuniya rock temple (3rd cent. B.C.), Kuttam Pokuna – twin ponds (3rd cent. B.C.) and Thuparama Dagoba (3rd cent. B.C.) are must see attractions in Anuradhapura. Enjoy your lunch in Anuradhapura, proceed to Polonnaruwa.
Polonnaruwa – The Medieval capital of Polonnaruwa was built in the 11th and 12th century and was the 2nd capital of Sri Lanka. Today, it is one of the world heritage sites that the island has to offer. You will have the opportunity to see the ruins of, The Royal Palace, Sacred Quadrangle, The Gal Viharaya, The audience hall and the lotus bath. A glimpse of Sri Lanka’s religious past can be seen in the ruins of famous places of worship such as, Shiva temple, The Lankatileka, The Watadage, The Galpotha, The Kiri Vihare Dagoba and the remains of a former Temple of the Tooth. After completing the tour in Medieval capital of Polonnaruwa, return to your accommodation in Dambulla.
Overnight stay in Dambulla.