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The second largest district of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura has several ancient ruins for the traveller to explore. The main city area is divided into two parts - the old city which is the sacred part of the district for Buddhists, as well as of more interest to the traveller and the new city, where the commercial hub is located.

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Hotel Shalini

Hotel Shalini

At that time , I stay at second floor , there were new construction on 3 fl so there were some dust and some construction material around our room. ... more

Milano Tourist Rest

Milano Tourist Rest

Located away from the town centre and sites, add a dollar or two for each 3 wheeler trip to town. Food was ok although rather expensive - relative to the town prices. ... more


Anuradhapura Discussions

  • What to see in sri lanka for two weeks
    ) Anuradhapura ruins (3) Any Buddhist temple, monastery ...

  • Tamil Nadu
    Hi all, I am going to Sri Lanka for two weeks in late March and I'll be doing the "full circle" - Anuradhapura, Kandy, Galle, etc. After Sri Lanka, I'm looking to head to India for two weeks. Given that it will be early April, I'm deciding between a few places in India: Option A Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Madurai ...

  • Travel Info on Sri Lanka
    You don't really have that much time. Colombo is worth a look round. Get a train to Kandy which goes through very scenic landscape. See the Temple of the Tooth and elephants. A big market there too. Anuradhapura has some old ruins, a museum and an old tree and is about 70 miles north if you can do ...

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Anuradhapura Blog Entries

  • In Ruins
    Bit of a rest day today after a long day yesterday. While some of the docs went to Anuradhapura ...
    Posted in Sam's 2011 Travels by sammyhez

  • Habananarama
    I’m sitting in the beautiful Cinnamon Lodge in Habarana, just outside Dambulla, having just come ba ...
    Posted in Sam's 2011 Travels by sammyhez

  • 5th Day
    8.12.2009 Teddy didnt feel better so we decided to hire a van to Anuradhapura 76km away direction east. We found nice guesthouse Milano with tastefull food where we had lunch. After lunch we visited many sightseens. There is plenty to see in this town, so you must stop here if you are somewhere ...
    Posted in 3rd Trip by Mitja

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Milano Tourist Rest
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Milano Tourist Rest

596 /40 , Stage 01 (Map) - Hostel
great garden, very good beds, other furniture very simple, helpful stuff, bathroom simple, washing table not functional, all together good value
Hotel Shalini
76 %

Hotel Shalini

41/388 Harischandra Mawatha (Map) - Hostel
At that time , I stay at second floor , there were new construction on 3 fl so there were some dust and some construction material around our room.
London Palace

London Palace

Nagasena Mawatha Mailagas Handiya (Map) - Hostel