Sacred City of Anuradhapura from Colombo (3 Days)

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Sacred City of Anuradhapura from Colombo (3 Days)

This short, 3-day tour of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle as well as one of its most famous National Parks. Explore the sacred city of Anuradhapura, which once served as Sri Lanka’s capital many centuries ago. Go on a wildlife safari in Sri Lanka’s largest national park, Wilpattu, where several species of animals reside including elephants, sloth bear and the highest concentration of leopard in the entire world.


  • Transport in a Private Vehicle, Fuel, Parking & Highway tolls.
  • Service of English-Speaking Chauffeur Guide.
  • All prevailing taxes and service charges.
  • 2 x 500ml Water Bottles per Person per Day.


  • Hotel Accommodation and Meals.
  • Chauffeur Guide's Accommodation.
  • Entrance fees to the respective sites.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Visa and Related Expenses.

What to Expect

Day 1

Ancient kingdom of Panduwasnuwara & Wilpattu National Park

1 Stops


Start your journey at 0700 hrs from your hotel in Colombo. You will be met by a designated chauffer guide from Lakpura Travels. After the formalities at the hotel you will be escorted to your air conditioned vehicle and proceed and visit the Kingdom of Panduwasnuwara. (Travel Time – 2 ½ to 3 hrs) Explore the ancient kingdom of Panduwasnuwara, which was briefly the capital during the 12th century. Wander amongst the ruins of the city with its pagodas, image houses, meeting halls and the citadel. Visit the now restored former temple of the tooth relic, which lies just outside the citadel's walls. View the palace and listen to the many legends that surround it. Thereafter proceed to Wilpattu and go on a lovely evening safari at Wilpattu National Park. (Travel Time – 2 to 2 ½ hrs) Feel the call of the wild with the Wilpattu National Park Safari. Get a chance to catch sight of the elusive Sri Lankan Leopard and famous Sri Lankan Elephant. See hundreds of other wildlife such as deer, buffalo, monkeys, crocodiles, and rare birds. Get the photographs of a lifetime as you become one with nature. On completion proceed to Anuradhapura, check in to the hotel and relax. (Travel Time – 50 to 60 mins)

  • Duration: 3 hour
  • Admission Ticket Free

Day 2

On this day explore the Sacred City of Anuradhapura.

1 Stops


On this day explore the Sacred City of Anuradhapura. Walk/ Ride through the ancient ruined city of Anuradhapura, which was the capital for over a millennium until the 10th century AD. View the pagodas, monastic buildings and ponds that are scatter all over the vast area. Visit important landmarks such as Jetavanarama, which was one of the tallest buildings of the ancient world, the Sri Maha Bodhi and the ruins of the huge Abhayagiri Monastery. Gain more knowledge about Sri Lanka's history as you walk in the footsteps of Kings. On completion return back to the hotel and relax.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Admission Ticket Free

Day 3

Proceed to Ritigala and visit the ancient ruins is Ritigala Mountain.On completion return back to your hotel in Colombo

1 Stops

Ritigala Forest Monastery

After breakfast at the hotel check out and proceed to Ritigala and visit the ancient ruins is Ritigala Mountain. (Travel Time – 1 to 1 ½ hrs). On completion return back to your hotel in Colombo. (Travel Time – 4 to 4 ½ hrs)

  • Duration: 2 hour
  • Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Comfortable clothes and hats recommended.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
  • Most travelers can participate.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.