Anuradhapura is the capital city of North Central Province, Sri Lanka which is an ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka. It is one of South Asia's most evocative vistas. The large complex houses a diverse variety of historical and architectural wonders, including massive dagobas (brick stupas), old lakes, and crumbling temples constructed during Anuradhapura's thousand-year dominance over Sri Lanka. Several of these ancient sites are still being used as sacred places and temples today. Anuradhapura has a vibrant atmosphere that gives every visitor a picturesque view of how Sri Lanka had been during the rule of kings
The distance from Colombo to Anuradhapura is approximately 199 km which will take approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes by car or taxi depending on the traffic
The city has various types of accommodation facilities varying from luxury hotels to budget hotels. Getting around in Anuradhapura is easy if you rent a car or simply a humble three-wheel driver will drop you at any of the attractions as you wish.