Sri Lanka, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean is a versatile tourist destination which is surrounded by attractive coastal line and hill country in the middle. Therefore; you can enjoy typical tropical weather as well as non-tropical climate. Do you love to experience a cool and gloomy atmosphere? Then Nuwara Eliya city tour becomes your first option to explore. 

Nuwara Eliya- Once a colonized city

Nuwara Eliya is located in Central Province and there is approximately 170 Km of distance from Colombo. There is a subtropical highland climate due to its highland geographical features. The average temperature is 16 °C. As one of the centers for tea plantation in ancient Ceylon, environment and culture of the city are better indication of an ancient British colony.

The city was founded by Samuel Baker who was an English explorer. During the period between 18th to early 19th century, it was under the British rule. Due to its similar atmosphere to England, the city was highly favored by the English civil servants as well as the planters. It is well known as ‘ Little England” in nowadays also. 

If you can reach the city accompanied by a professional guide, it will save your time and you can gain the utmost historical information on the city. 

Places to enjoy in the city

Since this is an ancient English colony, you are absolutely amused by its traditional British constructions and architecture. There are several remarkable buildings in the city like the Grand Hotel, the colonial-style post office, the Hill club, Queen’s Cottage, St. Xavier’s Church.  The emerald green gardens with full of roses drag your imagination to a fairly tale. 

Are you looking for a place to relax with natural beauty? Victoria Park is the ideal to spend your time as one of the main attractions of the city. There is a variety of flora and even you can enjoy bird watching. Nanu Oya River flows through the park creating small lakes and it brings more eye-catching sceneries. 

If you need more adventure, you should visit the Lake Gregory surrounded by the lush countryside. It was constructed during the period of the British Governor William Gregory. You can have a boat ride or enjoy fishing. Even bicycle riders are allowed around the lake.

Make your time to visit Nuwara Eliya Golf club, one of the oldest Golf club and Nuwara Eliya Racecourse, the one and only horse racing venue in the island. 

Having pleasant weather there are many fruits and vegetable farms around the city. Not only that but also the picturesque tea plantations in all over the highland also offers you serenity. 

The friendly and multicultural community always encourages you to roam around the city. You can taste delicious food visiting to a luxury hotel or restaurant. If you love to taste street foods, there are plenty of cost-effective food stores. Finally, do not forget to visit Bale Bazaar and buy something to remember.

It’s time to ready your Nuwara Eliya City Tour with us!

Tour in Nuwaraeliya, The Little England

Possible Starting / Pick-up Locations :
Nuwaraeliya,Hatton,Kandy,Ella, (You can let us know your exact location for us to check and confirm the possibility)

Duration : Safari Tour will take around 04 on average.

Tour Type : A private tour. Vehicle and the Guide / Chauffer guide are dedicated to you / your group. Safari tour will be done by an off road vehicle and traveling to the starting point and back will be done by Comfortable Car / Van / Mini coach

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(Cover Image Credit: Basilis Corcino)

With natural beauty, ancient value and modern adventures, Sri Lanka is a finest destination in South Asia. Travelers can easily reach the island from any part of the world as it locates in the middle of the Indian Ocean and it is well known as Pearl of the Indian Ocean. 

If you are a lover of safari tours, there are many places to visit in Sri Lanka. Yala National park, Wilpaththu, Udawalawa and Kumana are some of them. 

The Background Story

Kumana National Park is the most popular bird sanctuary in Sri Lanka and it is located in southeast coastal line in Sri Lanka. Actually, it is a part of Yala National park and earlier it was known as Yala East National Park.

The park has an ancient historical value also that it becomes a part of an ancient civilization belonged to 3rd century BC. When we consider the most recent history, it was closed from 1985 to 2003 due to the civil war in Sri Lanka. Not only was that but the park affected by Tsunami also in December 2004

Things to do

As a huge national park and there are plenty of wilderness and natural beauty, Safari tour at Kumana National park is the ideal option to do. However, you may wonder what is the best season to visit there? As there is no hard a strict rule to visit that this is the best month, you should be careful on the rainy season. It will disturb your entertainment and you may miss the beauty of wildlife. Therefore February to July is the best time to visit. From April to July you can watch many species of birds that they are nesting and breeding during this period. 

There is a private safari tour dedicated to you or your group where will be allocating a comfortable vehicle depending on the size of the group. Accordingly, you can enjoy Wildlife safari, Full day safari, Private safari or a Jeep safari. You can decide the time of your safari whether it is morning or afternoon depending on what types of animals and birds you need to watch.

Only thing you should do is book your tour in advance. It is better to accompanied by a guide also, because there are several obstacles in the park. More tricky roads may confuse you and without the knowledge and experience of them, you may not spot the birds and animals as you wish. 

You can see birds like pintail snipes waterfowl and wading birds, storks, moorhens, ducks, and ibis. During the nesting season, they migrate from all over the world. Therefore bird watching is a major activity. At the same time, this is a home for turtle, otters, crocodiles, elephants, wild boars, peacocks and many more species.

There are few camping sites are also available in the park. 

During your visit to this place always be quiet and patient to enjoy the maximum and for the safety, because you are entering a world of wildness. And do not forget your camera.  

Kumana National Park Safari with Mahaweli Tours & Holidays

Possible Starting / Pick-up Locations:
Arugambay, Ella, Thissamaharama, Udawalawa or any other nearby location. (You can let us know your exact location for us to check and confirm the possibility)

Duration: Safari Tour will take around 3 ½ on average.

Tour Type: A private tour. Vehicle and the Guide / Chauffer guide are dedicated to you / your group. Safari tour will be done by an off road vehicle and traveling to the starting point and back will be done by Comfortable Car / Van / Mini coach.

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Ella City Tour with Mahaweli Tours & Holidays

(Kumana National Park Cover Image Credit: Surf Ali on Instagram)

Situated in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is considered one of the most visited tourist places in the world for its many characteristics. Here we talk about Sri Lanka’s best kitesurfing spots. Kitesurfing is for anyone who is daring. If you are adrenaline obsessed, kitesurfing is for you to get your hype in control. Sri Lanka is one of the best kitesurfing destinations in the world and there are specific places where kitesurfing is taught, guided, and shown. Amongst the many adventurous sports in Sri Lanka, I believe kitesurfing tops the chart. It is a sport that really gives you an adrenaline rush while giving you a calming sensation from the breeze at the same time.

There are many places in Sri Lanka where this activity is conducted. Our guides will take you to one of these locations when and if you need to participate in this activity. Our guides are thorough with local knowledge, about weather and about the sport as well. If you require language specific guides, it can be arranged upon special request.

Kitesurf? Let’s see what it is

This activity in layman’s language is, tying you to a huge kite and being pulled on a surfboard with the help of the wind. This is the simplest explanation of this activity which sounds quite cool and exciting. But this aquatic sport requires training. Generally in Sri Lanka, there are short trainings provided to amateurs who would like to participate. If you are an expert, welcome to Sri Lanka! But nothing to worry, with our excellent trainers and instructors, usually everyone successfully surfs like a pro!

Where to go…

Best kitesurfing spots in the country

Kalpitiya is said to be the most famous and visited place for kitesurfing in Sri Lanka. There are a number of kitesurfing schools and spots in Kalpitiya. It is best if you book it in advance and make sure your sessions are booked. May to September is the ideal season for this activity. The basic idea is the weather needs to be a bit windy. Some go in October if it is windy. It is required to be able to swim because it involves being on a surfboard in the sea. A short training period of about fifteen hours is required. Mannar is another famous spot for kitesurfing. This city also has many kitesurfing areas with instructors.

There are shops where you can get one and repairing stores are available too. All kite lessons follow International Kiteboarding Methodology. It is equally loved and participated by both locals and foreigners.

For a good hype!

It is indeed an exhilarating sport where your nerves are put to test. It is an international aquatic sport and to be one of the top-notch places in the world to practice it is a privilege. Therefore, do not hesitate, we have gotten the best of the bests and they will instruct you with international standards to fly over a surfboard by the wind. Come down to Sri Lanka if you eagerly wait to experience in kitesurfing.

 

Read more about our tours;

Day Tour at Anuradhapura Ancient City

Day Tour at Polonnaruwa Ancient City

 

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Did you know that this small island called Sri Lanka is full of great natural treasures? Even though it is a very small country, it is filled with numerous mountains, plains, waterfalls, rivers, and exciting nature adventures. With a tropical weather in most part of the island, it is easy to adapt to the weather and enjoy the tour. This tour is designed to accompany you with a guide to Horton Plains. You will be provided with a proficient guide who is fluent in English and thorough with local knowledge. We ensure that the guides are informative and supportive. Language specific guides can be arranged upon request too. The tour is carefully constructed to give you the best experience of Horton Plains.

 

Horton Plains: The beautiful heritage

Horton Plains National Park is located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is protected by the Department of Wildlife Conservation because the wildlife is very condensing in the area. The original name of the place is “Maha Eliya Thenna” which means “Great Open Plain.” Later the Plains were renamed after a British Governor. Sri Lanka has a lot of non-recorded history and people have come up with many folk stories regarding this place. Horton Plains are blessed with opulent flora and fauna and hikers and trekkers find this place quite amusing.

 

A must in the travel itinerary: Trekking at the Horton Plains

Are you up to seeing one of the most stunning places in Sri Lanka on a higher altitude? This is for you.

Wander across the cloud forests, green pastures and scattered pools while listening to nothing but the sounds of nature!

Your ears will be filled with the sound of birds chirping, water gushing, and fresh breeze sweeping across your face. For those for you who love trekking, why not inhale all the fresh experience that is in store for you!

The main attraction of the place is a drop called “The World’s End” from where you can see the farthest of Sri Lanka. You can see the most beautiful waterfall from top of the plains called The Baker’s Fall which runs from the very top of stony mountains down to the greeny valleys. The whole trekking experience will give you an adventurous thrill while soothing your tired self with cold breeze and perfect peace offered by nature. There is nothing more tranquil than receiving every ounce of nature’s fresh air and breeze from the trees while listening to buzzing bees.

 

Best of the Bests

This is the place for all candid photographers to capture as many memories as you want. The higher you climb, the better the view, the fresher the breeze, and more beautiful the feeling. Trekking at the Horton Plains has thus far become one of the favorite spots of backpackers, trekker, and globetrotters who love adventures. Our guides will guide you through this miraculous hike explaining the endemic species of trees and animals the place is blessed with. Come and see for yourself!

So, you can plan a horton plains trekking with us. Here are the details of the tour;

 

Horton Plains Trekking with Mahaweli Tours & Holidays

Possible Starting / Pick-up Locations :
Nuwaraeliya, Haputhale, Bandarawela, Ella, Ohiya, Kandy, Hatton  (You can let us know your exact location for us to check and confirm the possibility)

Duration : It will take around 4 – 6 hours to complete the tour depending on the weather condition and the desire of the travelers.

Tour Type : A private tour. Vehicle and the Guide / Chauffer guide are dedicated to you / your group. Safari tour will be done by an off road vehicle and traveling to the starting point and back will be done by Comfortable Car / Van / Mini coach

 

Read more about our other tours:

Hanthana Trekking

Ella City Tour

(Cover Image Credit: Evic Kushan)

Possible Starting / Pick-up Locations :
Wasgamuwa, Polonnaruwa,Sigiriya, Dambulla, Mathale, Kandy, Mahiyanganaya, Pasikudah  (You can let us know your exact location for us to check and confirm the possibility)

Duration : Safari Tour will take around 3 ½ on average.

Tour Type : A private tour. Vehicle and the Guide / Chauffer guide are dedicated to you / your group. Safari tour will be done by an off road vehicle and traveling to the starting point and back will be done by Comfortable Car / Van / Mini coach.

This is a tour particularly designed for adventurous trekkers who come from all over the world. We will provide a guide for you who will communicate with you in English. If you require language specific guides, that can be arranged upon special request. We will provide our excellent guides who provide you with sufficient knowledge about the local area and give you instructions about the hike. They will be with you throughout, to help you go through the trails without missing out. This should be a must in your itinerary as it will show you the opulent nature of the country.

 

Knuckles Mountain Range: Location, weather, hike!

Dumbara Mountain range is another name for Knuckles mountain range. The range is located off Kandy and is surrounded by Mahaweli River on the South and East. The range has gotten the name ‘Knuckles Mountain Range’ is because it looks like knuckles of a clenched fist if looked at, from different parts of the city.

The range comprises of grasslands, lush greeny forests, and steeps that cover in waterfalls and streams. It is indeed a paradise for trekkers. The range is a conservation of World Heritage and there are still many places yet to explore. It is full of biodiversity and nature. Enthusiasts take up even a three to four day trek with the help of a guide to explore the beauty of this range.

There is a number of species of animals that are endemic to Sri Lanka. It is home to many mammals such as wild boar, deer, monkey and giant squirrel. 20 percent of the entire forest cover of Knuckles is endemic to Sri Lanka. It has gotten dry and wet pathana, savana, and evergreen forests. Because of the vast territory and forests, you will be provided a guide who will be with you the entire hike.

Knuckles is considered as one of UNESCO’s heritage sites and a beloved spot for trekkers. It is tried by locals and foreigners alike, mainly to explore the vegetation and animal kingdom.

What a wonderful experience as a hiker, to experience one of the largest ranges in Sri Lanka!

The beautiful waterfalls that you meet on the way are a quick refreshment of energy. There is also a mini ‘World’s End’ on one of the summits. There are more than 34 trails and each of them is different to the other. You will come across breathtaking views from if you take the trail from the south.

One of the best trails to take is Duwili Ella trail where this beautiful fall is hidden behind lush forests. The special feature of this is that it hides a cave behind it and allows travelers to get behind the waterfall to enter the cave. This is one of the most interesting things to do at Knuckles. For all of you, who are coming in anticipation and energy, save it all for this and you will not be disappointed.

 

There are many interesting things about Sri Lanka. Tourism and Sri Lanka are connected in a huge way to country’s sustenance. The main reason this country has become a famous tourist spot is its immense natural beauty. Sri Lanka is full of nature in every corner of the island. Even in the most cosmopolitan areas, the country still has natural beauties to behold. One of the most interesting tourist activities is trekking and hiking. Sri Lanka has a lot of mountains and plains that have attracted trekkers in a huge manner.

This tour is specifically designed to take you to one of the mountain ranges that is situated in the central part of the island called Hanthana. This range is naturally a very opulent mountain range with amazing views. We will provide you with a guide who is fluent in English as well as local knowledge. If you need language specific guides, they can be arranged upon special request too.

 

The scenic beauty of Hanthana

Since the beginning of time, Hanthana Mountain range has been popular for its picturesque sceneries from the top. A lot of Sri Lankan songs are also written based on the breathtaking view from Hanthana. This is one of the main reasons why local and international trekkers have taken interest in this mountain range. It is consisted of seven peaks and gives a beautiful view of nature at its best.

Hanthana is protected by Wildlife Conservation because it is full of birds, wild boards, leopards, foxes, and monkeys. One of the most interesting things to do while hiking this range is to visit Hanthana Viharaya which dates back to Kingdom of Kandy. It has become popular amongst trekkers because it is easier to explore compared to other places. Just below the slopes of the range lies one of the biggest universities in Sri Lanka, Peradeniya University. Because of this, the mountain is equally loved and visited by foreigners and locals.

 

Hanthana Trekking 

With our guides, you will be taken to Hanthana via Kandy and you will go through breathtaking tea plantation estates and roads full of mist. Because of the weather in the city, Hanthana is considered to be one of the most loved mountains. It even has a peak called ‘mountain of love’ which is covered by mist. The scenery is utterly breathtaking. You will meet local villagers on the way to the mountain who can guide you and give you more information regarding the local markets and the hills.

 

The magnificent peaks in Kandy

If you visit Kandy in Sri Lanka, Hanthana Trekking/Hiking should be on top of your to-do list because of its breathtaking view from the top. From November to April is the best season to hike the range. From the beautiful tea plantations to the friendly villagers, you will get an unforgettable experience in hiking.

 

(Hanthana Maountain Range Image Source: Destination & More )

With many natural treasures and beauties, Sri Lanka is considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world. For all kinds of tourists, there are things to see and to do. This tour is specially designed to entertain nature lovers and tourists who love to explore. This tour includes a guide with excellent knowledge of the city and local aspirations. With opulent nature, Ella is filled with many sightseeing places. It is named as one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Our guides will take you through the city tour, providing you valuable and informative knowledge of the city and of the country. They are proficient and fluent in English and upon special request, language specific guides can be arranges too.

 

What to see in Ella?

Ella is a small town located in the Uva Province of Sri Lanka, and is rich in diversity. Once you are in Ella, there are things that come under ‘absolute-must-see’ and let us see what places you can visit and enjoy.

  • Little Adam’s Peak

It is an opportunity to see the valleys down below with refreshing air. During the climb, you will come across breathtaking views of tea plantation and local villages.

  • Nine Arch Bridge

This is a world renowned architectural piece that is hidden among the lush greeny plantation in Ella. It is located just outside the town and for all who go on the city tour, this is a must. It is a beautifully constructed bridge that stands mightily among the greenery in the island.

  • Diyaluma Falls

Diyaluma Waterfall is the 2nd highest waterfall in Sri Lanka. It is a miracle of nature to see, especially if you are seeing it from the top. It has scattered ponds and pools on the way down and you can even have a swim in one of them.

  • Ella Spice Garden

Are you a foodie? Do you like experimenting with spices? This is the place for you to experience authentic Sri Lankan food and learn about the secret ingredients that make food smell so good and yummy.

  • Ravana Falls

Ravana Waterfall has become a popular stop for all tourists both local and foreigners. A quick dip in it can rejuvenate you for the rest of the adventurous tour.

  • Ella Rock

If you are up to hiking, Ella Rock will just do the job right. It is approximately a two-hour hike and you will experience the majestic beauty of the entire city from the top.

For all of you who love nature, this tour will satisfy your travel desires. It is a full-course meal for all nature lovers. Starting from the Little Adam’s Peak, Ella gives you a treat that is matchless. Come and enjoy the spectacular flora and fauna of the city with informative knowledge provided by our guides. Make sure to breathe as much fresh air as you can and take as many pictures you can. Do not miss out on this one-in-a-million city of beauty!

 

Ella City Tour with Mahaweli Tours & Holidays

A Tour to visit the most important places located in Ella

Possible Starting / Pick-up Locations:
Ella, Badulla, Bandarawela, Haputhale, Nuwaraeliya, (You can let us know your exact location for us to check and confirm the possibility)

Duration : 3 – 4 hours average.

Tour Type : A private tour. Vehicle and the Guide / Chauffer guide are dedicated to you / your group. Safari tour will be done by an off road vehicle and traveling to the starting point and back will be done by Comfortable Car / Van / Mini coach.

 

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Sri Lanka is blessed with so many natural resources. It is also home for so many animals. This visit is for you to experience one of the major steps taken by Wildlife Conservation in considering the wellbeing of orphaned baby elephants. This establishment is called “Ath Athuru Sevana” or Elephant Transit Home and is situated in Udawalawa.

 

Ath Athuru Sevana – the home for the orphaned elephants

This great step was taken in 1995 at the Udawalawe National Park since a lot of big herds of elephants are gathered in the area. The birth of this establishment had many hindrances as many assumed this would be a failure, considering the feasibility of the objective. But a brave and determined officer Dr. Nandana Atapaththu worked tirelessly with minimum resources to bring “Ath Athuru Sevana” to life. The Elephant Transit Home’s objective is to care for baby elephants until they are big and independent enough to be released to the wilderness. The home does not have boundaries and baby elephants get to freely wander about. In a short span of time, it succeeded so much and now it is considered as of the best wild animal rehabilitation centers in the entire world.

 

The first member of The Elephant Transit Home

An orphaned baby elephant was found in a forest in Anuradhapura district. It was one year old females and was brought and registered as the first resident. This baby elephant was given the name “komali” and was reintroduced to the wilderness at the age of five. Till date, more than 250 orphaned elephants have been under the care of the Home.

 

A memorable visit to Ath Athuru Sevana

What an amazing place is this rehabilitation center! It takes a lot of patience and courage to maintain the place. The regular milk feedings, taking care of the sick ones, post-illness treatments, etc. takes a lot of time and endurance. That is why it is considered as one of the most admired places in Sri Lanka. With baby elephants, it is never a dull place.

All nature lovers and animal lovers from all across the globe pay a visit to Elephant Transit Home when they come to Udawalawa. They never miss out on the chance of seeing young elephants being rehabilitated. With our subject specific guides, you can enjoy a nostalgic visit by spending time seeing baby elephants being taken care.

It is one of the most admirable services rendered to the wildlife and mammals in general, thus making it a top-notch establishment. Come with us to experience a refreshing happiness by seeing this conservation done at a large scale. Assuredly, this will be in red letters in your journey.

 

Visit Udawalawa with Mahaweli Tours & Holidays

You will be given a guide throughout the visitation who is capable in communicating with you in English as well as share a lot of local knowledge. We will make sure your visit is worthwhile as it is considered one of the major establishments in the department of Wildlife Conservation.

Possible Starting / Pick-up Locations :
Ella, Udawalawa, Thissamarama, Rathnapura, Haputhale, Bandarawela, Katharagama, Yala (You can let us know your exact location for us to check and confirm the possibility)

Tour Type : A private tour. Vehicle and the Guide / Chauffer guide are dedicated to you / your group. Safari tour will be done by an off road vehicle and traveling to the starting point and back will be done by Comfortable Car / Van / Mini coach.

 

(Cover Image Source and Credit Goes to: @natalinipon from Instagram

Are you up to seeing one of the most beautiful and rich cities in Sri Lanka? Are you up to a great day with history? This is the ideal Day-tour for you. Sri Lanka has a strong history of kingdoms and is very rich in culture. This island has so much to see for its locals as well as its tourists. People who come in to this country never get disappointed by the beauty, culture and history of this place.

This tour is designed to give you a historical momentum of one of Sri Lanka’s ancient cities, Polonnaruwa. We will provide a guide for you who is able in communicating with you in English. We ensure that the guides are thorough with local knowledge and historic information. If you require language specific guides, it can be arranged through a special request as well. The tour is conducted during the day because it is a cultural tour and a lot of visitations to ancient ruins is included.

The royal City of Polonnaruwa

It is declared as the second ancient city in Sri Lanka after Anuradhapura. Polonnaruwa is one of the kingdoms in Sri Lankan history, and was ruled and reigned by many kings at the time. The main difference between these two kingdoms is that, unlike Anuradhapura kingdom, Polonnaruwa had a lot of influence from Hinduism and was even ruled by some Tamil kings. This cultural city has a lot of Hindu kovils, apart from the Buddhist temples. It is also a city that has been famous for agriculture.

Must-see places in Polonnaruwa

One of the significant places in Polonnaruwa is the ancient ruins of the Royal Palace of King Parakramabahu. Even though you can only see ruins, they are an evidence of great architecture and design. Another main attraction is ‘Gal Viharaya’ which consists of many beautiful images and statues of Buddha. It is a symbol of excellence in carving. Apart from that, there are temples, stupas, and dagobas that are quite significant in the city such as Lankathilaka temple, Rankot Vehera, Thuparama gedige, and Potgul Viharaya.

Ruins in Polonnaruwa are so much more that what described above. Apart from those temples and stupas, the city also has many Hindu temples and kovils due to influence of Hinduism. There are several Temples dedicated to god Shiva and god Vishnu in Polonnaruwa, all considered as historical ruins.

Beautiful Sri Lanka, beautiful Polonnaruwa

This tour is considered very informative and educational. During this Day-tour, you will learn about the many influences Polonnaruwa had as a kingdom, the names of kings that ruled, and the agricultural influence. It is an ideal Day-tour for everyone that loves experiencing new cultures and discovering histories. Sri Lanka in general has a very rich history in terms of kingdoms, agriculture, and civilization.

Come and join the tour to enjoy this magnificent ancient kingdom with great history. Our guides will guide you throughout the tour to give you the most exhilarating tour experience. Don’t forget to bring your smart phones and cameras to capture these mighty sights.

 

Polonnaruwa Day Tour with Mahaweli Tours & Holidays

Possible Starting / Pick-up Locations :
Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Pasikudha, Trincomalee, Nilaegombo (You can let us know your exact location for us to check and confirm the possibility)

Duration : It takes around 03 hours to complete the visit of the Polonnaruwa ancient city. You can walk or we can arrange some bicycles if you prefer some cycling.

Tour Type : A private tour. Vehicle and the Guide / Chauffer guide are dedicated to you / your group. Safari tour will be done by an off road vehicle and traveling to the starting point and back will be done by Comfortable Car / Van / Mini coach.

 

(Polonnaruwa Image Credit: PT Palace from Pinterest

Anuradhapura is one of the major cities up to date in terms of its size, ancient ruins, and demographics. This Day-tour is specifically designed to take you around the city to give you an unforgettable experience on its opulent culture, pilgrimages and people. You will be given a guide with excellent local knowledge and communication skills. Language specific guides can be provided upon special request as well. For people who are in love with culture and history, this is the ideal tour to enlighten your spirit.

 

The great kingdom: Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is one of the seven kingdoms in the history of kingdoms in Sri Lanka. It is the oldest, the biggest, and the most prosperous one of them all. It was named a kingdom in 377 BC and King Pandukabhaya made it a prosperous one. It is still considered the capital of the North Central Province. It is a must-see in your trip as it can give you a broad perspective of our history.

 

The series of sacred places: Atamasthanaya

This little island is full of nature, culture, history and food. This tour will be educational and informative to all tourists. The guides will guide you through important historic ruins and places where the story behind it will also be explained. Leaflets or brochures are available at the entrance of most places.

There are eight significant icons that represent Sri Lanka’s connection to Buddhism and all of them are situated in Anuradhapura, thus calling this collection ‘Atamasthanaya’, meaning ‘eight sacred places.’ There is a unique story or history connected to each one of them. Most of them are built by kings that ruled the Anuradhapura Kingdom.

  • Sri Maha Bodi

This is a fig tree that was planted in 288 BC and is considered sacred because it is believed that Buddha achieved enlightenment while meditating under this tree.

 

  • Ruwanwelisaya

It is a ‘stupa’ that is built by King Dutugamunu and is one of the biggest completed ones up to date.

 

  • Thuparamaya

It is the oldest ‘dagoba’ in Sri Lanka, and possibly the oldest visible one in the world.

 

  • Lovamahapaya

The significance of this building is that the roof was once covered in Bronze tiles.

 

  • Abhayagiri

It is one of the biggest viharas in Anuradhapura. It was monastery of 5000 monks.

 

  • Jethavanaramaya

It is a sacred world heritage and had accommodated 3000 monks at the time. It is also quite similar to Abhayagiri.

 

  • Mirisavetiya

This stupa was built by King Dutugamunu after defeating King Elara.

 

  • Lankaramaya

This is also built by a king called King Valagamba in the Anuradhapura Kingdom times and is one of the eight sacred places in the city.

 

There are plenty of other places to see and enjoy. Join us with this Day Tour to see the biggest contributor of Sri Lankan history. Your love for culture will be expanded after seeing the richness of the city.

 

Anuradhapura Day Tour with Mahaweli Tours & Holidays

 

You can plan your Anuradhapura Day Tour with us. Here are the more details;

Possible Starting / Pick-up Locations:
Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Colombo, Negombo, Tincomale, Nilaveli, Kandy (You can let us know your exact location for us to check and confirm the possibility)

Duration: It takes around 03 hours to complete the visit of the Anuradhapura ancient city. You can walk or we can arrange some bicycles if you prefer some cycling.

Tour Type: A private tour. Vehicle and the Guide / Chauffer guide are dedicated to you / your group. Safari tour will be done by an off road vehicle and traveling to the starting point and back will be done by Comfortable Car / Van / Mini coach.

 

(Cover Image Source: Spin The WindRose from Pinterest)