Anuradhapura City Sightseeing Tour

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Anuradhapura City Sightseeing Tour

Tour Overview

Anuradhapura, an ancient city located on the Northern Province of Sri Lanka is famous for its historically ruined architectural sites. From creatively crafted stupas to sacred temples to beautifully carved pools, Anuradhapura will offer you a journey to the older time where you can capture some of the most beautiful monuments. Many of these ancient sites also organize ceremonies with which they light up in colors and offer a spiritual delight to those who are looking for it in life.

With our 2 Days and 1 Night Anuradhapura city Sightseeing tour from Colombo, explore this architecturally rich city and surround yourself in a day adventure to the ruins of Anuradhapura.

Trip Highlights

  • Hike up to the top of Mihintale.
  • Visit the sacred temple of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.
  • Explore the rock temple of Isurumuniya.
  • Enjoy a calming walk in the Royal Botanical Garden.
  • Visit the Lake for a serene sunset view.
  • A morning hike to the Lion’s Rock in Sigiriya.

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 : Departure from Colombo – Sightseeing in Anuradhapura

As per the scheduled departure, you will leave for Anuradhapura early in the morning and will be delighted to follow 2-3 hours long drive along with the lush green beauty of Sri Lanka. On reaching Anuradhapura, you will check-in to your hotel room and get yourself refresh from the earlier drive.

Then, you will proceed with your sightseeing tour of Anuradhapura. First, you will visit the sacred hill of Mihintale. The large Buddha statue built on top of this hill is the place where it is believed that Lord Buddha landed after flying from India and finally, spiritualized the land of Sri Lanka with his mere presence. For this, you may have to hike up some stairs.

Then, you will be driven to the sacred site of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi temple where a large fig tree is worshipped inside a temple complex. And, it is the very place where Lord Buddha is presumed to attain the enlightenment.

Next, you will proceed towards the Isurumuniya which is beautiful temple carved inside a big rock and has many portraits that showcase the love of different people creatively carved. You will enjoy a serene environment here at this place and it may soothe your mind from all kinds of negativity looming in your head.

Just a two-minute walk away from Isurumuniya, you will enjoy a calming walk in the interiors of Royal Garden.

Later, you will go to Tissa Wewa Lake which is an artificial reservoir and enjoy a soothing sunset view from here.

And afterwards, you will be escorted back to your hotel room where you will enjoy your overnight stay.

Day 2 :Hiking to Sigiriya – Departure for Colombo

Tour Description

Duration 01 Night / 02 Days
Destinations Mihintale → Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi → Royal Garden → Tissa Wewa Lake – Sigiriya
Tour Price 18,500 /-

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Package Includes

  • Pick-up and drop from Colombo for the Anuradhapura city tour.
  • Accommodation in a 3-star hotel room.
  • Packed Breakfast for the trekking trip to Sigiriya.
  • Transfer to various sightseeing site on a private vehicle.

Package Excludes

  • Any personal expense like camera fee, baggage fee, etc.
  • Dinner will also be covered by you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q.What is the significance of Anuradhapura?

Q.Which is the oldest city in Sri Lanka?

Q.Which places can be covered in a full day city tour of Anuradhapura?

Q.What had happened to the city of Anuradhapura?

Q.Is anuradhapura a UNESCO world heritage site?

Tour Description

Duration 01 Night / 02 Days
Destinations Mihintale → Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi → Royal Garden → Tissa Wewa Lake – Sigiriya
Tour Price 18,500 /-

Chat with specialist who can help plan your tour!