A part of the Cultural Triangle, Anuradhapura is a city of historical and religious significance. Scattered all over the city are ancient temples, palaces, Buddha statues, and stupas.
Anuradhapura is one of the most coveted Sri Lankan travel destinations. Its fame as a tourist hotspot has facilitated direct routes from other major cities. Getting here from a Habarana hotel is easy; it would be even easier from Cinnamon Lodge Habarana.
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Aside from the Temple of the Tooth Relic, Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is the most important site for Buddhists in the country. According to historians, this was where Buddha became enlightened.
This large stupa is believed to have been erected in the 2nd century BC. The monastery is one of the most visited and revered religious sites in the country.
To admire Sri Lanka’s ancient architectural flair, visit the Moonstone, only a short ride from Anuradhapura. This is the second-largest architectural masterpiece of its kind.
When translated to English, Kuttam Pokuna has the meaning ‘twin ponds’. The site is an example of ancient Sri Lanka’s hydrologic brilliance.