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Nearest Airport : Colombo   Colombo To Anuradhapura : 206 Km
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A historic capital of Sri Lanka, the city is well known for it's ruins and excavations which depict the architecture of the ancient Lankan civilization. Situated at 205 km from the capital city Colombo, it is one of the oldest and earliest inhabited cities of the world and is one of the most visited places in the sub-continent.
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Why Visit ? (Things to see, Things to do, Food, Notes)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Oldest, earliest inhabited cities in the world
  • One of the eight world heritage sites of Sri Lanka
  • Home to dozens of archaeological sites and excavations which show inscriptions and sculptures of the ancient Lankan civilization
  • One of the major centers of world Buddhism for hundreds of years.
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Why Visit ?
Abhayagiri Dagoba:  The name translates to "Fearless Hill ". It is one of the most ancient structures in the world which was once known to be a ceremonial monastery for over 4000 people.

Sri Maha Bodhi : The ancient Bodhi tree is known to be close to 2000 years old and is of great spiritual and historical significance to Anuradhapura. The best time to visit the place is during sunset and is sees thousands of devotees on a daily basis.

Jetavanaramaya: A famous Stupa which is located in the Jetavana monastery. It is one of the tallest structures in the world and is well known to house a sash which was tied to the Stupa by Lord Buddha.
The Nuwarawewa and Tissawewa are two of the most well known guest houses in the city which are known to serve delightful Western, Continental as well as local cuisine at a decent price.

Cargills Food City: One of the most well known stores in the city where you can get bakery products, ready to eat supplies as well as fresh meat .
The best shopping in Anuradhapura is around the old town area where you have plenty of stalls and shops that sell authentic local handicrafts, wood crafts, sculptures, clay figures and figurines, cane crafts as well as handlooms and antiques.
Language: Sinhalese, Tamil and English

Climate: The city is known to have a hot and humid climate through the year with April being the hottest month and January being the coldest. The city also experiences a heavy amount of rainfall through the year.

Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee

Trivia:  The city was once known to be the capital of the ancient Sinhalese civilization for centuries
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