North Central Province Travel Guide

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Sigiriya

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110,313,7

Anuradhapura

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Polonnaruwa

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Mihintale

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6,19,0

Kalawewa

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Sigiriya

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  • Lion Rock- Sigiriya

    Sigiriya Things to Do

    The monks we were staying with took us to visit this very ancient Palace on top of the rock. The climb both up and down is very hazardous, and challenging. We managed to do it fine very slowly and carefully, but unfortunately after we had already got down I slipped and sprained my foot (which is still painful after a month) Be EXTREMELY careful as...

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  • VIL UYANA

    Sigiriya Hotels

    Rangirigama, SIGIRIYA, 00941, LK

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Chooti Restaurant

    Sigiriya Restaurants

    The portions are quite big, the local food is good and reasonable but they have only one stove and if the place is full it can take a while to get your food. It is close to many of the cheaper accommodations and you can wait there for the bus to Dambulla which will drive there extremely slow and stop as soon as he sees a possible passenger.

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Anuradhapura

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  • No Turning Back-Samadhi Buddha

    Anuradhapura Warnings and Dangers

    At the Buddha Samadhi, a sign warns tourists from standing with their backs to the statue while being photographed. In other words, you may stand alongside the statue and have your photo clicked but should refrain from standing in front of the statue with your back to the Lord. This is considered inappropriate, disrespectful, in bad taste and...

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  • Palm Garden Village Hotel

    Anuradhapura Hotels

    The Palm Garden Village is like a colonial club, but one with a relaxed and freestyle-air. It was...

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  • Monkeys Galore!

    Anuradhapura Warnings and Dangers

    Be careful of the monkeys within the premises of this Bo-Tree. They are fearless and they are a hungry lot. Bringing bananas or other food stuffs is a big no, no. They have been known to grab and run with their booty. Small children should be forewarned not to mimic them or irritate them in any manner. They have been known to attack, if...

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Polonnaruwa

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  • Home cooking at its best

    Polonnaruwa Restaurants

    I cannot rave more highly about this restaurant in Polonnaruwa the food here is superb. It is simply sri lanka rice and curry homecooked by mum but on a larger scale and you have heaps of choice and variety. So let me explain the selection and be prepared to start the salivas flowing first on the buffet is coconut roti these can even be enjoyed...

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  • The Lake Hotel

    Polonnaruwa Hotels

    We arrived in Pollonnaruwa around lunch time and headed straight for the hotel. We were completely...

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  • Lal Lanka Tours (tuk tuk)

    Polonnaruwa Transportation

    If you are planning to visit the cultural triangle why not save yourself time and get yourself a great tuk tuk driver. Lal has one of the most comfortable rides in Sri Lanka with car seats fitted into his piaggo. The extra boot space means your luggage can easily fit without you feeling uncomfortable. He is based in Sigiriya usually stationed...

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Mihintale

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  • Mahaseya dagoba

    Mihintale Things to Do

    Once you have seen everything in the upper terrace, take your shoes in hands, take a deep breath and climb the final steps up to the white Mahaseya dagoba. Here it is claimed to house ashes and a single hair of Buddha. Being in a high point of all the sites in Mihintale, it offers you magnificent 360o views to the surrounding countryside. If you’re...

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  • UPPER TERRACE: Seated Buddha

    Mihintale Things to Do

    On the other side of the meditation rock, another series of steps leads up to a large seated Buddha. The statue itself is new but what makes it interesting is its pose. The left hand is in meditation pose and the right in explanatory one.

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  • UPPER TERRACE: Meditation Rock

    Mihintale Things to Do

    Rock cut steps lead to the summit of Aradhana Gala (Meditation Rock). It’s from here where Mahinda preached his first sermon. You might be curious to do so, but think it twice: the stairs proved extremely crowded and I hesitated finding myself with one foot in the vain.

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Top North Central Province Hotels

Giritale Hotels
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