The fascinating ancient city of Anuradhapura was the first capital of the Sinhala kings,and undoubtedly the grandest city of ancient Sri Lanka. The sprawling complex contains a delightful array of treasures from towering dagobas (Buddhist stupa), evocative decaying temples and attractive ancient pools. Here you'll also find Sri Maha Bodhi, the Sacred Bo-Tree, brought to Sri Lanka as a sapling from the tree under which Buddha is said to have become enlightened. At over 2,200 years old it is the oldest historically documented tree in the world.Read More
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Anuradhapura
If you are planning a Anuradhapura holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Anuradhapura Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Anuradhapura.