8 days in Anuradhapura Itinerary

8 days in Anuradhapura Itinerary

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— 7 nights


Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Anuradhapura: Sigiriya (Sigiriya Museum, Pidurangala Rock, & more), Habarana (Minneriya National Park, Kaudulla National Park, & more) and Avukana Buddha Statue (in Kekirawa). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihintale, admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, explore the activities along Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), and take an unorthodox tour of Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate).

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura trip planner .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Habarana, Sigiriya, Avukana Buddha Statue
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Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Mihintale ©
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock