3 days in Anuradhapura Itinerary

3 days in Anuradhapura Itinerary

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3 days in Anuradhapura Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Drive:  3​h 45​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Sigiriya


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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sigiriya (Sigiriya, Pethikada, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale, don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya, and see human ingenuity at work at Tissa Wewa.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura trip maker .

Colombo to Anuradhapura is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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Mihintale ©
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock
Ruwanwelisaya ©

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