Touch of one of oldest continuously inhabited city in the world

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Anuradhapura is the first kingdom, (a UNESCO World Heritage site) the first capital of Sri Lanka dated 500CE, and also 2500 Years ago Prince Siddhartha Gautama sat under the Bodhi ( Bo ) tree and meditated. He cleansed his mind and attained enlightenment, thus earning the title Buddha, the Enlightened One.
also, Anuradhapura is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and Mihintale is the oldest sanctuary in the world.

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Anuradhapura is the first kingdom, (a UNESCO World Heritage site) the first capital of Sri Lanka dated 500CE, and also 2500 Years ago Prince Siddhartha Gautama sat under the Bodhi ( Bo ) tree and meditated. He cleansed his mind and attained enlightenment, thus earning the title Buddha, the Enlightened One.
also, Anuradhapura is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and Mihintale is the oldest sanctuary in the world.

- I will pick up you, and greet from a hotel near Anuradhapura (In a 25km radius).
- We will start from Sacred Bo Tree, Ruwanweliseya stupa, Lowamahapaya, Lovamahapaya, Isurumuniya temple and more places.
- Authentic Sri Lankan Lunch or other lunch options (Will have to pay separately)
- and later we will go to the Mihintale Ancient site and We will go through 'Kaludiya Pokuna' (Black Water Pond) ancient Sri Lankan monastery.
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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a sacred fig tree in the Mahamewna Gardens, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is a one of the oldest trees in the world (more than 2500 Years Old) and very unique cultural significance

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ruwanwelisaya, Abhayawewa Rd, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka

One of the greatest building marvel in Sri Lanka, The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa and a hemispherical structure containing relics, in Sri Lanka, considered sacred to many Buddhists all over the world. It was built by King Dutugemunu c. 140 B.C., who became King of all Sri Lanka after a war in which the Chola King Elāra was defeated.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dagoba of Thuparama, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa and a hemispherical structure containing relics, in Sri...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a sacred fig tree in the Mahamewna Gardens, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is a one of the oldest trees in the world (more than 2500 Years Old) and very unique cultural significance

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ruwanwelisaya, Abhayawewa Rd, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka

One of the greatest building marvel in Sri Lanka, The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa and a hemispherical structure containing relics, in Sri Lanka, considered sacred to many Buddhists all over the world. It was built by King Dutugemunu c. 140 B.C., who became King of all Sri Lanka after a war in which the Chola King Elāra was defeated.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dagoba of Thuparama, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa and a hemispherical structure containing relics, in Sri Lanka, considered sacred to many Buddhists all over the world. It was built by King Dutugemunu c. 140 B.C., who became King of all Sri Lanka after a war in which the Chola King Elāra was defeated.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Jetavanaramaya, Watawandana Rd, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

The Jetavanaramaya is a stupa, or Buddhist reliquary monument, located in the ruins of Jetavana monastery in the world heritage city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. At 122 metres it was the world's tallest stupa and the third tallest structure in the world when it was built by King Mahasena of Anuradhapura.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Isurumuniya Temple, At Royal Pleasure Gardens, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka

Isurumuniya is a Buddhist temple situated near to the Tissa Wewa in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. There are four carvings of special interest in this Vihara. They are the Isurumuniya Lovers, Elephant Pond and The Royal Family.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ranmasu Uyana, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

Ranmasu Uyana is a park in Sri Lanka containing the ancient Magul Uyana. It is situated close to Isurumuni Vihara and Tissa Wewa in the ancient sacred city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It sits on approximately 40 acres, and is a noted example of Sri Lankan garden architecture of the pre-Christian era.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Vessagiriya Ruins, A28 Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka

Vessagiri, or Issarasamanarama, is an ancient Buddhist forest monastery that is part of the ruins of Anuradhapura, one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka. It is located about half a mile south of Isurumuniya, among boulders.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), Watawandana Road, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka

One of the best specimen of bathing tanks or pools in ancient Sri Lanka is the pair of pools known as Kuttam Pokuna. The said pair of pools were built by the Sinhalese in the ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Samadhi Statue, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

The Samadhi Buddha is a famous statue situated at Mahamevnāwa Park in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. The Buddha is depicted in the position of the Dhyana Mudra, the posture of meditation associated with his first Enlightenment.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Abayagiriya Stupa, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

Abhayagiri Vihāra was a major monastery site of Mahayana, Theravada and Vajrayana Buddhism that was situated in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is one of the most extensive ruins in the world and one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage cities in the nation. Historically it was a great monastic centre as well as a royal capital, with magnificent monasteries rising to many stories, roofed with gilt bronze or tiles of burnt clay glazed in brilliant colors. To the north of the city, encircled by great walls and containing elaborate bathing ponds, carved balustrades and moonstones, stood "Abhayagiri", one of seventeen such religious units in Anuradhapura and the largest of its five major viharas. One of the focal points of the complex is an ancient stupa, the Abhayagiri Dagaba. Surrounding the humped dagaba, Abhayagiri Vihara was a seat of the Northern Monastery, or Uttara Vihara and the original custodian of the Tooth relic in the island.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka

Sandakada pahana, also known as Moon-stone, is a unique feature of the Sinhalese architecture of ancient Sri Lanka. It is an elaborately carved semi-circular stone slab, usually placed at the bottom of staircases and entrances.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Rathna Prasadaya, Abhayagiri Complex Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Rathna Prasadaya was a skyscraper built by King Kanittha Tissa who ruled Ceylon from 167 to 186 AD. Mihindu II and Mihindu IV renovated the building during the 8th and 10th centuries. The bhikkhus of the Tapovana belonging to the Pansakulika sect resided here.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mihintale, Mihintale, North Central Province

Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It 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.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond, Mihintale, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka

Kaludiya Pokuna Archeological Forest Site, is a forest with archeological remains in Kandalama, in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka.

Duration: 1 hour

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Dagoba of Thuparama
  • Entry/Admission - Rathna Prasadaya
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Ranmasu Uyana
  • Entry/Admission - Vessagiriya Ruins
  • Hotel Drop (Within Anuradhapura area)
  • Entry/Admission - Abayagiriya Stupa
  • Entry/Admission - Sri Maha Boodhi Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond
  • Hotel Pick up
  • Entry/Admission - Isurumuniya Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna)
  • Entry/Admission - Ruwanwelisaya
  • Entry/Admission - Samadhi Statue
  • All tickets fees except site entrance fee for Anuradhapura
  • Professional Guide to Explain Everything
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Moonstone or Sandakada pahana
Not Included
  • Site Entrance fee ($25)
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pickup you from place which you are staying before this experience

7:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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