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Private Day Tour: Anuradhapura and Mihintale from Dambulla
"Enjoy breakfast at your Dambulla accommodation before your 8am pickup. Head out with your guide and begin your 1.5-hour drive to Anuradhapura for a 9:30am arrival. Your guide will give you a tour of the city including ancient monuments such as Sri Maha B take a 1-hour break at 2:30pm for lunch at a local restaurant (at your own expense). After lunch make a 30-minute drive to Mihintale one of the most significant sites in the cultural triangle. Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurat your guide will take the lead and give you historical background about this background. Finally at approximately 5:30pm you will be transferred back to your Dambulla hotel."""
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Private Tour: Hurulu Eco Park Safari
"Meet your guide at the park entrance gate and start your safari at 5:30 am if you select the morning safari or 2:30 pm if you select the evening safari. Hurulu Forest Reserve has been a Biosphere reserve since 1977. The average temperature sway including some which are endangered; such as the Sri Lankan elephant Indian Star Tortoise Sri Lankan Jungle fowl and the Rusty-Spotted Cat. Though you probably won’t see all of these endangered wildlife it’s quite possible that you may catch sight of at least some of them. The Sri Lankan elephants are a very high possibility with their migratory habits. Elephants that have been translocated to over 100 km away return to the Hurulu Reserve that they consider home periodically. If you are on the evening safari you have an even higher chance catching sight of the famed giants of Sri Lanka. They can be seen feeding or even taking a bath. Your safari tour guide will explain the sights and help you find as many
From $40.00
 
Private Day Trip to Sigiriya and Minneriya from Kandy
"You will be picked up from your hotel at 7am. The travel time is around 2 hours to reach Sigiriya. You will reach Sigiriya at 9am. You will climb up the rock through the magnificent entrance flanked by two lion paws which once formed the base of the lion that the entire rock was carved as. Now only the paws remain of this marvel of architecture that may have rivaled the Sphinx of Egypt in its heyday. From here onward you will enter the domain of the ancient k who ruled in the 5th century CE. You will get to see many wonders advanced beyond their time; multi tiered gardens unfading frescoes a mirror wall and many more. After viewing these sights you will climb back down with the aid of your guide to leave for your next destination at 11am. You will arrive at Hiriwaduna Village after a 20-minute drive. Many fun activities await you he where you will then go on a catamaran tour for 15 minutes. Your catamaran will drop you off at a bank that borders a field. Then your guide will take you on a relaxing 10-minute walk through the fields. The end of the walk will find you back at the villa
From $164.00

More Things to Do in Anuradhapura

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Monkeys. Grey Lagur.

It´s very common to find monkeys in the ancients ruins around Sri lanka. The Grey Lagur with its black face is maybe the most common monkey in the island. They are revered and believed to be...
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Jetavanaramaya Stupa.

This wonderful Stupa (once the tallest constuction in the world) was the first building in visited in the complex. It´s 122meters in height, and was constructed by the King Mahasena in the second...
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Samadhi Buddha Statue.

This interesting Buddha statue made of granite (from the 3rd-4th century) was found in 1886, and is located at Mahamevuna Park. The statue is 7 feet and 3 inches in height (2.20 meters) and was...
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Eth Okuna. Elephant Pond.

This huge man made pond located near Lankaramaya is 159 meters in length, and gets its waters from the Periyamkulama Tank through underground channels. It was used by the monks of the Abhayagiri...
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Sri Maha Bodhiya.

Maybe the most sacred and visited spot in Sri Lanka. The Sri Maha Bodhiya is a compound of temples, guard stones and balustrades that protects the revered Bodhi tree. This tree is an orginal shoot of...
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Kuttam Pokuna (Twin Ponds).

One of the most beautiful constructions in Anaradhapura, these bathing ponds are not twins ( are positioned in such a way that they appear almost the same) one is larger (132ft large and 51 ft wide)...
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Ruwanweli Saya.

One of the world´s tallests Stupas, this beautiful bowl form white painted building was set up on the platform of three steps that heaped up the stones and the bricks and is one of the best preserved...
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Abhayagiri Dagaba

Located in the north of the city, this big Stupa and the surrounding buildings housed the Northern monastery (Abhayagani means a fraternity of Buddhist monks) they lived here and developed grouped...
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Moonstones.

A typical example of Shinalese sculpture, the Moonstones consit of semi-circular pieces of stone decorated with lotus design, and carvings depicting animals...horses, lions, ducks, oxen and elephants....
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Brazen Palace

Brazen Palace (Lovamahapaya) was a dwelling for the Buddhist monks built by King Dutugamunu over 2000 years ago. The building once had a bronze roof. There are about 1600 columns left around this...
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Sri Maha Bodhi

Sri Maha Bodhi (the sacred Bo Tree) was brought to Sri Lanka as a sapling and planted in Anuradhapura. The sacred bodhi tree is central to Anuradhapura bith spiritual and physical sense. When you take...
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Moonstones

A moonstone is the first of the steps leading to a temple or any other sacred place. It is constituted of several arcs and each one has a different meaning. The meaning varies according to the guide...
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The Lovers

This beautiful sculpture, dating since the 5th century AC, can be seen in a small museum at the Isurumuniya Vihara. According to the legend, it shows prince Saliya and Asokamala, the most famous...
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ABHAYAGIRI MONASTERY: Moonstone

North of Abhayagiri monastery is the Palace of Mahasen (3rd century king) which is famous for the carved moonstone. Moonstones are of the most characteristic forms of classical Sinhalese sculpture and...
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