Anuradhapura


Sri Lanka’s longest lasting Capital, this ancient city is a central part of the Cultural Triangle, one of great significance to Buddhist devotees in particular, due to its numerous ruins and religious structures.

Anuradhapura Kingdom lasted one thousand and five hundred years from 380BC. This city is home to many of the earliest grandest monuments of Sri Lanka. A popular destination of Sinhalese Buddhist’s prilgimages because of its many ancient Buddhist monuments.

You will see some of the most famous as well as the tallest dagoba of Sri Lanka, remains from palaces, temples, monasteries, ceremonial baths and the temple of the holy Bo-tree. This tree was grown from a sapling of the very tree under which more than 2500 years ago the Buddha found enlightenment.
Ways to Travel to Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka is situated around 200 KM away from the Colombo. There are few ways to travel there;

  • By Bus (Direct Buses from Central Bus Stand of Colombo to Anuradhapura) 
  • By Train (Direct Trains from Colombo Fort to Anuradhapura)
  • By Taxi
Places to Visit in Anuradhapura

There are several places to visit in Anuradhapura including historic and Religious attractions. Following can be identified as the famous places to visit in Anuradhapura. 


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