Anuradhapura Day Tour
- Pick up from Negombo or Colombo, and transfer to Anuradhapura
- Visit ancient Anuradapura city include, Jethawanaramaya, Twin Pond, Samadhi Buddha, Abhayagiriya, Moonstone, Guardstone, Refectory Hall, Elephant Pond, Lankaramaya, Thuparamaya, Ruwanweliseya, Brazon Palace, Sacred Bo Tree, Isurumuniya Temple, Mirisawetiya.
- Visit Mihintale
- Visit Wilpattu National Park (optional)
- Transfer to Hotel or Katunayake International Airport
We will start more safely and the great journey to enjoy natural lush of Sri Lanka. The prime destination is Anuradhapura, the first ancient capital of Sri Lanka.
Anuradhapura - Classified as one of the greatest civilization of its kind, Anuradhapura, founded around 5th century BC, was Sri Lanka’s first ancient kingdom and capital. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is the island’s most important ancient city, dotted with ancient monuments, sacred stupas, ruins of temples and palaces, and a network of stunning irrigation lakes and reservoirs. Ruwanwelisaya, an ancient stupa, is revered by the Buddhist community. Thuparamaya enshrines the collarbone of the Buddha and is considered to be the first dagaba, or pagoda, built in Sri Lanka. Lovamahapaya also known as the Brazen Palace is between the Ruwanvaliseya and Sri Maha Bodhiya. Jetavanarama is the largest stupa in Sri Lanka. As well as these beautiful places there are other stupas and relics, soaring over the vast acres of paddy fields in the area.
Mihintale - Mihintale is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site, and the site of several religious monuments and abandoned structures. According to the Mahavamsa, Thera Mahinda (son of India’s Emperor Asoka) came to Sri Lanka on the full moon day of the month of Poson (June) and met King Devanampiyatissa and preached the doctrine to the King and his people. The traditional spot where this meeting took place is revered by the Buddhists of Sri Lanka.
Wilpattu National Park (optional) - Wilpattu National Park is both the largest and the oldest National Park in Sri Lanka. It gained popularity due to the high prevalence of Sri Lankan leopards and is still regarded as one of the best places to go to spot a leopard in its natural habitat. It is also home to a diverse range of wildlife which includes the highly threatened Sri Lankan sloth bear as well as the Sri Lankan elephant. The annual temperature in the Park is between 27°C to 30°C and its annual rainfall is approximately 900 mm. The Wilpattu National Park is situated in the dry zone but most of the time flora is very greenish and has plenty of water sources. Wilpattu was declared a wildlife sanctuary on the year 1905. On 25th February 1938, the sanctuary was elevated to the status of National Wildlife Park. On 7th November 1947, the northern area of Wilpattu was declared as Wilpattu North Sanctuary.
On completion of this tour, you will be driven back to your hotel or Katunayake International Airport for Departure.
Note: This itinerary can be changed according to your personal preferences. Your transportation and accommodations can be arranged for attractive prices. Hotel reservations also may be arranged as your wish.