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Sacred City of Anuradhapura Private Tour from Habarana

by Lakpura LLC
per traveler Price is $224
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Duration: 9h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Tree.

  • Ruwanwelisaya Stupa.

  • Lovamahapaya Also known as Brazen Palace.

  • The Largest standing Buddha statue in Sri Lanka.

  • Visit the Aukana Greta Royal Temple.

Highlights

  • Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Tree.

  • Ruwanwelisaya Stupa.

  • Lovamahapaya Also known as Brazen Palace.

  • The Largest standing Buddha statue in Sri Lanka.

  • Visit the Aukana Greta Royal Temple.

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8:00 AM, Private Day Tour: Anuradhapura and Avukana from Habarana in English

Duration 9h

This memorable tour takes you to see some of the historic highlights of Sri Lanka. Explore cultural sites in Anuradhapura, including Sri Maha Bodhi and Thuparamaya. Visit the famous perfectly sculpted Aukana Buddha Statue. Get to know more about historical Sri Lanka with this tour.

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Sacred City of Anuradhapura Private Tour from Habarana

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

Habarana

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Your Hotel in Habarana

    Habarana


Description

(SKU: LK60321800) You will be picked up from your hotel in Habarana at 8:00 am. You can bring a packed breakfast to eat along the way; as it will take up till 9:00 am to reach your first destination, Anuradhapura.

Anuradhapura was first settled by Anuradha, a follower of Prince Vijaya the founder of the Sinhala race. Later, it was made the Capital by King Pandukabhaya at about 380 B.C. According to the Mahavamsa, the epic of Sinhala History, King Pandukabhaya’s city was a model of planning.

Precincts were set aside for huntsmen, for scavengers and for heretics as well as for foreigners. There were hostels and hospitals, at least one Jain chapel, and cemeteries for high and low castes. A water supply was assured by the construction of tanks, artificial reservoirs, of which the one named after the king itself exists to this day under the altered name of Baswakkulam.

Visit important landmarks such as Jetavanarama, which was one of the tallest buildings in the ancient world, the Sri Maha Bodhi and the ruins of the huge Abhayagiri Monastery.

You will finish your tour of the statue by 12:05 pm and will be retiring for lunch at one of the nearby restaurants. After an enjoyable meal, you will restart your tour at approximately 1:00 pm.

You will get to your final destination, the Aukana Buddha Statue, by 2:40 pm. This statue gets its fame from the perfection used during sculpting it from the rock.

The Aukana Buddha statue is the largest standing Buddha statue in Sri Lanka at 46m of height; and is believed to be from the 6th century AD, while there are some who say it may also be from the 13th century AD. While you’re there, you will be able to visit the Aukana Greta Royal Temple and view the ancient rock inscriptions on its premises. At 3:30 pm you will be completing your tour of the Aukana Buddha Statue and will be returning to your hotel.

The entire tour will end once you get dropped off back in Habarana by 5:00 pm.


Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.

  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle.

  • Service of an English speaking chauffeur guide.

  • Lunch at a Local Restaurant.

  • 1-Liter Water Bottle Per Person.

  • Entrance Fees.(Anuradhapura, Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Aukana)


Exclusions

  • Meals where not specified.

  • Expenses of personal nature.

  • Gratuities.


Know Before You Book

  • Not wheelchair accessible.

  • Near public transportation.

  • Minimum age to book is 6 years.