The Kingdom of Anuradhapura was the capital of Sri Lanka for more than 1000 years in ancient times. This was one of the greatest human civilizations in Asia. A branch from the sacred fig tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment was planted in Anuradhapura in 3rd Century BC and this tree is still alive making it the oldest tree on earth. This experience will let you see Sri Lanka like nothing else. Away from the bustling crowds of tourists, your host will take you on a journey through Sri Lankan history.
Morning: 9.30 am / Afternoon: 2.00 – 3.00 pm
What you should take?
A light backpack with essentials
When to go?
All year round
Private or group
Subject to weather conditions
What To Expect
You will visit the three temples of Mirisaveti, Jetavana and Ruvanweli which align perfectly with the star constellation Orion’s Belt. The only other places that this happens in the world is at the Great Pyramids of Egypt, Mayan’s Pyramids and in Angkor Wat. Cycle through the backroads with your host who will take you through the Inner City where you will witness an amazing side of Anuradhapura. If you prefer an experience away from tourist crowds then this is the experience for you.
Hummingbird Tips and Tricks
Take a good camera with you, and/or a portable charger for your phone. You’re definitely going to want to capture this moment.