Ancient City Tour Of Anuradhapura Two Day Excursions From Colombo Free Hotel B/B

2 day

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Day 1: Colombo-Anuradhapura

Stop At: Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a sacred fig tree in the Mahamewna Gardens, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. ... It was planted in 288 BC, and is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ruwanwelisaya, Abhayawewa Rd, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka
The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa and a hemispherical structure containing relics, in...
Itinerary

Day 1: Colombo-Anuradhapura

Stop At: Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a sacred fig tree in the Mahamewna Gardens, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. ... It was planted in 288 BC, and is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ruwanwelisaya, Abhayawewa Rd, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka
The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa and a hemispherical structure containing relics, in Sri Lanka, considered sacred to many Buddhists all over the world. It was built by King Dutugemunu c. 140 B.C., who became King of all Sri Lanka after a war in which the Chola King Elāra (Ellalan) was defeated.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Villa Lorenta Anuradhapura (8.8/10) Rating

Day 2: Anuradhapura

Stop At: Jetavanaramaya, Watawandana Rd, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Jetavanaramaya monastery is one of the largest monasteries in the heritage city of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. This magnificent structure was the third-largest structure in the ancient world. Legend has it that a part of Buddha’s sash or belt was tied and preserved here at the Jetavanaramaya monastery.

The Jetavanaramaya stupa comes with a fascinating historical significance which depicts the differences going on between the two sects of Buddhism- Theravada and Mahayana sects of Buddhism. Today, the stupa is no longer the tallest, but is one of the largest in the world, with an area of over five hectares and housing over 10,000 monks.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dagoba of Thuparama, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka
Thuparamaya, also known as Thuparama, is the first stupa which was constructed in Sri Lanka after the introduction to Buddhism and is in the beautiful city of Anuradhapura. The ancient stupa of Thuparamaya was built during the reign of the King Devamnampiyatissa somewhere in the 3rd Century BCE and is said to enshrine the right collar bone of Gautama Buddha. The ruins of the complex today cover an area of approximately three and a half acres of land.

The shape of the stupa was initially of a paddy rice shape which was later restored to a conventional bell shape in the year 1862. There were several changes to Thuparama, but some of the most significant changes were first in the 7th Century BCE when the stupa had gold and silver castings, further changes also took place in the 10th Century BCE, to the final renovations in 1862 which completely changed the structure of the stupa.

Thuparamaya is an archaeological site by the government of Sri Lanka, and the government offers it special care and protection. The stupa is today one of the most revered sites for the Buddhists in and outside Sri Lanka.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Abhayagiri Dagaba, Watawandana Rd, Anuradhapura 50000 Sri Lanka
The Abhayagiri Vihara is one of the most beautiful and exciting structures which is in the atmospheric setting of Anuradhapura. The grand scale of the monastery ruins is genuinely breathtaking and can be viewed at any time, be it the break of dawn or dusk. The Abhayagiri Vihara has a beautiful and shimmering glow.

Abhayagiri Vihara is not just a beautiful stupa but is also the place where a fraternity of Buddhist monks who maintain their records, traditions and way of life. The Abhayagiri Monastery was established in the 2nd Century BCE by King Valagamabau in the celebration of his victory against the Indian Chola invaders. The main stupa was constructed over the footprint of Gautama Buddha, making it the second-largest stupa on the island. Also, check out the Twin Pond near the Abhayagiri Monastery, which is one of the great architectural marvels in Anuradhapura.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • 2x Lunch
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Dagoba of Thuparama
  • Entry/Admission - Abhayagiri Dagaba
  • Entry/Admission - Sri Maha Boodhi Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Ruwanwelisaya
  • Tickets
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Bandaranayake Intl Airport, Colombo Sri Lanka


8:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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