Best Things To Do in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Whether you're visiting Anuradhapura for a few days or are a localite, Anuradhapura is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Anuradhapura. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Anuradhapura. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Anuradhapura. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Anuradhapura keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Anuradhapura listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Anuradhapura which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Anuradhapura will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Anuradhapura recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Anuradhapura

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Anuradhapura that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 25 Things To Do in Anuradhapura
    - Used in 63 itineraries
    Abhayagiri Museum

    Tags: Museum, Exhibition

    Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

    A tour of the Abhayagiri Museum will let you know about the ancient city of Anuradhapura. Although small, the museum effectively gives you thorough knowledge through a variety of artifacts. The exhibi...Read more

  2. #2 of 25 Things To Do in Anuradhapura
    - Used in 66 itineraries
    Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Image
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    Tags: Religious Site

    Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

    Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is an ancient fig tree which was regarded as sacred by some Buddhist people. During the 3rd century, it was brought here by Sangamitta Theri and planted on a terrace of height 6.5m...Read more

  3. #3 of 25 Things To Do in Anuradhapura
    - Used in 476 itineraries
    Ranmasu Uyana

    Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Ranmasu Uyana is an ancient park in Anuradhapura. The park has the ancient Royal Gardens situated within it. The park is spread over an area of 40 acres and is a noted example of the Sri Lankan Garden...Read more

  4. #4 of 25 Things To Do in Anuradhapura
    Jetavanaramaya

    Address: Watawandana Rd, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

    The Jetavanaramaya is located in the world heritage city of Anuradhapura. The stupa was built by King Mahasena of Anuradhapura. The structure with its base area of 233,000 square meters is one of the ...Read more

  5. #5 of 25 Things To Do in Anuradhapura
    - Used in 61 itineraries
    Isurumuniya Vihara Image
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    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

    Isurumuniya is a popular Buddhist temple which houses 4 different carvings such as the Royal Family, Elephant Pond, Isurumuniya Lovers and the temple itself. This temple was founded by Devanampiya Tis...Read more

  6. #6 of 25 Things To Do in Anuradhapura
    - Used in 327 itineraries
    Kuttam Pokuna

    Address: Watawandana Rd, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Kuttam Pokuna was one of the best bathing tanks in Sri Lanka. It is actually a twin bathing tank and is considered a significant achievement in the field of hydrological engineering by the Sinhalese. ...Read more

  7. #7 of 25 Things To Do in Anuradhapura
    - Used in 65 itineraries
    Ruwanwelisaya

    Tags: Religious Site

    Address: Abhayawewa Rd, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

    The Buddhist stupa of Ruwanwelisaya is an internationally famous sacred institution. In 140 B.C., Sri Lankan emperor Dutugemunu established this stupa after winning a battle against King Ellalan of Ch...Read more

  8. #8 of 25 Things To Do in Anuradhapura
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    Abhayagiri Dagoba Image
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    Tags: Religious Site

    Address: Watawandana Rd, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Abhayagiri Dagaba is regarded as one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa of Sri Lanka. The building of this Stupa was designed in Sinhala cultural design. It is nestled near the jungle area which offers you ...Read more

  9. #9 of 25 Things To Do in Anuradhapura
    Thuparamaya

    Address: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

    The Thuparamaya is a Buddhist Temple from the ancient era. This stupa is the earliest to be constructed on the island of Mahamewna Park. The temple is recognized as an archaeological site in Sri Lanka...Read more

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  • Which are the important historical sites in Anaradhapura, Dhambula and Pollonnaruwa . Town with decent accommodation, entertainment and typical local culture

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    • Hi,

      You can add the following to your itinerary when traveling around Anaradhapura

      • Sigiriya
      • Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
      • Ruwanwelisaya
      • Isurumuniya

      For a complete list of fun and exciting things to do in Anaradhapura, click here

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