Anuradhapura Tourism

Anuradhapura (Sinhalese: අනුරාධපුරය ; Tamil: அனுராதபுரம்) is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of North Central Province, Sri Lanka and the capital of Anuradhapura District. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization. It was the third capital of the Kingdom of Rajarata, following the kingdoms of Tambapanni and Upatissa Nuwara. The city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries. The city lies 205 km (127 mi) north of the current capital Colombo in Sri Lanka's North Central Province, on the banks of the historic Malvathu Oya. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and one of the eight World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka. It is believed that from the fourth century BC until the beginning of the 11th century AD it was the capital of the Sinhalese. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is today surrounded by monasteries covering an area of over sixteen square miles (40 km²).

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Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Anuradhapura is located at a short trip away from Kandy a major city in Sri Lanka. Take a short trip from Anuradhapura and set some time aside to explore the Kandy. Dotted with places like Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic Or Sri Dalada Maligawa, Udawattakelle Sanctury, Kandy Lake; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Anuradhapura, you'll have to take a flight to Kandy; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Anuradhapura.

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  • Know the pollution level of Anuradhapura before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Anuradhapura for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Anuradhapura.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 33.62 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Anuradhapura

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.19 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 19.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 33.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 19.42 USD

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