Sacred City of Anuradhapura from Negombo

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Sacred City of Anuradhapura from Negombo

This memorable tour takes you to see some of the historic highlights of Sri Lanka. Walk through the ancient ruined city of Anuradhapura, which was the capital for over a millennium until the 10th century AD.

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Highlights

  • Sri Maha Bodhi an offshoot of the historical Bodhi tree.
  • Abhayagiri Dagaba.
  • Ruwanwelisaya Stupa.
  • Lovamahapaya also known as Brazen palace.
  • Jetavanaramaya.

Includes

  • Transport throughout the tour with an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide.
  • 1 Liter of bottled mineral water per person.
  • Hotel pick & drop.
  • All taxes & service charges.

Excludes

  • Entrance fees o respective sites
  • Food or drinks.
  • Gratuities (Optional).
  • Expenses of personal nature.

What to Expect

You will be picked up from your hotel in Negombo at 6:00 am. You can bring a packed breakfast to eat along the way; as it will take up till 10:30 am to reach your first destination, Anuradhapura.

Anuradhapura was first settled by Anuradha, a follower of Prince Vijaya the founder of the Sinhala race. Later, it was made the Capital by King Pandukabhaya at about 380 B.C. According to the Mahavamsa, the epic of Sinhala History, King Pandukabhaya’s city was a model of planning. Precincts were set aside for huntsmen, for scavengers and for heretics as well as for foreigners. There were hostels and hospitals, at least one Jain chapel, and cemeteries for high and low castes. A water supply was assured by the construction of tanks, artificial reservoirs, of which the one named after the king itself exists to this day under the altered name of Baswakkulam. Visit important landmarks such as Jetavanarama, which was one of the tallest buildings in the ancient world, the Sri Maha Bodhi and the ruins of the huge Abhayagiri Monastery.

You will finish your tour of the statue by 12:30 pm and will be retiring for lunch at one of the nearby restaurants. After an enjoyable meal, you will start your journey to return to Negombo.

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