ANURADHAPURA

The capital of Sri Lanka from the 05th Century B.C. to the end of the 10th Century A.D. was the most celebrated of Sri Lanka’s ancient ruined cities. The city’s greatest treasures are its dagobas constructed of bricks and are hemispherical in shape. The most notable of these dagobas are the Ruvanveliseya dating back to the 2nd Century B.C. and is 300 feet in diameter, the Jetawanarama is 370 feet and one of the largest structure in the ancient world. Thuparama Dagoba is enshrined with the collarbone of the Buddha. The city’s most renowned relic is the sacred Bo Tree, which is said to have grown from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha gained Enlightenment. It was planted 2250 years ago and is the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world. Anuradhapura is a “UNESCO World Heritage Site”.

Suggested Activities

Rice Mill & Paddy Experience

Visit a paddy field to see how rice is grown and cultivated

Cycling in the Cultural Triangle

Explore Medieval Capital of Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura by two wheels

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Featured Tour

CULTURE AND HISTORY OF SRI LANKA

Journey around Sri Lanka for 14 Days on this holiday filled with culture and adventure