Anuradhapura is located some 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the capital of Sri Lanka, and about 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Colombo.
From major tourist drawcards to hidden gems that still await discovery, the area around Anuradhapura is crisscrossed with fabulous things to see and do. If you've enough time, head less than 1 mile (1. 6 kilometers) where you'll find Anuradhapura. Here you can visit the Sri Maha Bodhi and Jetavanaramaya.
Whatever your beliefs, visitors are sure to find a little enlightenment at Sri Lanka's temples and other holy sites. Take a trip to Sri Lanka's history museums and art galleries. These are great places to hang out, particularly when the weather is unpleasant.
Sri Lanka is a good place to take part in one of the guided nature walks, culinary tours and cycling tours that are available.
Savvy travelers understand that a region's culinary arts are a great way to taste a region's character. Chicken and also beef are often used in food here. Two local favorites not to miss are kiribath with onion samba (milk rice) are vegetarian kottu (stir fried mix). Sri Lanka desserts such as king coconut are also great to try. If you are after a non-alcoholic beverage, try the flavors of coconut milk.
When it's finally time to bid farewell to Anuradhapura, head to the nearest major airport located in Colombo, 85 miles (137 kilometers) away.