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Best Months to Visit: May and September

Recommended Duration: 1 Day

Popular for: Ancient ruins, Eight Great Places of Veneration in Anuradhapura

Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)

Area: 7,179 km²

Postal code: 50000

Province: North Central Province

Population: 50,595 (2012)

Sub-Region: Anuradhapura District

Visit Anarudhapura

This is a historical place with importance drawn from its heritage that is rich with monasteries, palaces and monuments built with the dagobas or brick stupas, ancient ponds and pools surrounding them. This place is worth visiting for a plethora of reasons and some of them are the cut piece from the tree of enlightenment which is also known as the Bodhi tree, this place is considered sacred by the Buddhist faith believers. You will come across the Maha Bodhi tree,  Anuradhapura World Heritage Site, Lovamahapaya or Brazen Palace, Archeological museum, Isurumuniya Vihara or rock temple, Ratna Prasada or jewel palace, Royal Pleasure Gardens, Kuttam Pokuna or ponds, Buddha's samadhi, Royal Palace and many more to count as the major places for the visit of the tourists for sightseeing purposes. To count the well known dagobas, they can be mentioned as Mirisaveti, Ruwanveli, Abhayagiri, Jetavanarama, Thuparama, Lankarama, and so on.

Best Time to Visit Anarudhapura

The most suitable time to plan a vacation to this spot is during the months from July to September and again from December to January for being the most comfortable and dry months for sightseeing, booking, and many other purposes at the start of the spring. You have a lot of places to count upon when you are here, namely the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi which is one of the most ancient trees found in the Mahamewna Gardens in Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka, followed by the Sigiriya or the Lion Rock which is an ancient fort located in the Matale District in central Sri Lanka, Ruwanweliseya stupa which is the largest stupas or dagobas, Jetavanaramaya monastery that is named as one of the largest monasteries stealing sight of the visitors in Sri Lanka, Thuparamaya, also known as Thuparama which is the first ever constructed stupa, Abhayagiri Vihara and so on. For more information on holiday packages to Sri Lnaka visit Swan Tours Sri Lanak Packages.