The ancient city of Polonnawara is 45 minutes drive. There you could visit the kingdom
of the great king Parakambahu the Museum and see the tanks built by him which are
still used to irrigate the area. Sigiriya is 20 minutes drive from the ficus grove
to climb the rock and see the beautiful paintings then up to the lions paw and enjoy
the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings.
Ritigala 20 minutes drive, visit the Hermitage and the Buddhist meditation centre.
Anuradhapura is 1 1/2 Hrs drive, the ancient capital of Sri Lanka, where the sacred
BO tree was planted 2500 yrs ago. On the way a visit to Mihintale, where Buddhism
was introduced to Sri Lanka is a must