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Giritale is a small town in central Sri Lanka. In ancient times, a large water tank (reservoir) was built for irrigation and it is still here today. Giritale tank is surrounded by forest area, with Minneria National Park and Kaudulla National Park being the closest. Both Minneria and Kaudulla are home to a vast array of wildlife including sambar deer, sloth bears, leopard and elephants. Giritale is also a good base for exploring Dambulla and Polonnaruwa.

Dambulla Rock Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is the most impressive of Sri Lanka’s cave temples. The complex of five caves includes over 2000 sq. metres of painted walls and the ceiling is the largest area of paintings found in the world. The caves contain over 150 images, depicting some of Buddha’s epic struggles against evil. The largest image of Buddha is a behemoth rock carving spanning a whopping 14 metres.

Polonnaruwa is an 11th century city and World Heritage Site. Polonnaruwa features 12th-century stone sculptures, an old irrigation system with huge tanks, and the Gal Vihara – comprising of three enormous Buddha figures - one reclining (it’s 44 ft/13 m long), one standing and one sitting. The statues, located in a cluster along a dirt road, are revered as being amongst the most sacred monuments in Sri Lanka. There are also palace ruins, great bas-reliefs and friezes.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Giritale, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Sri Lanka

Leopard | Yala National Park | Sri Lanka
Wild About Sri Lanka
10 days FROM $2,299

Go wild in Sri Lanka visiting Yala, Udawalawe and Bandula National Parks. Add to this Whale Watching in Mirissa and most of the country's famed cultural triangle and you've got an action packed 10 days!

Polonnaruwa | Sri Lanka
Colombo, Caves & Kandy
8 days FROM $1,999

Spend a week exploring Sri Lanka's famous cultural triangle, visiting the rock fortress of Sigiriya, the exquisite Dambulla cave temple, the historic Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, meeting Sri Lanka's orphaned elephants at Pinnawala and more.

Tailormade Holidays to Giritale

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in Sri Lanka — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Giritale.

Deer Park, Giritale
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Deer Park Hotel is a luxurious collection of cottages in a gorgeous setting. All rooms are traditionally furnished with comfortable beds and also offer air conditioning, mini bar and beautiful en-suite facilities. Some rooms even come with a splendid open air bathroom.

The Royal Lotus, Giritale
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Fully refurbished in 2005, the Royal Lotus expertly combines modern comfort and facilities with hints of the the ancient past times that the location is famous for. The cosy rooms all boast private balconies and stunning views across the lake. An visit to the hotel's Ayurvedic spa is highly recommended and a great way to start the day. Perfectly located on the banks of the Giritale River and in the heart of the Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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