Published on February 26, 2014
Attractions in Anuradhapura A UNESCO World Heritage Site Engulf yourself in the beauty and serenity of the ancient ruins in the iconic city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Be awed by the architecture, design and concepts of the ancient kingdom.
Steeped in history, Sri Lanka’s ancient capital Anuradhapura is a rich storehouse of archaeological wonder. Here you will find attractions such as the ancient Abhayagiri Monastery and Dagaba which is the city’s largest main temple and the Sri Mahabodhi Tree which is a sacred Buddhist relic that dates back more than 2,200 years. It is also the home to the Ruvanwelisaya Stupa which was built by King Dutugemunu to preserve and protect Lord Buddha’s relics.
Other Attractions… Although Anuradhapura is an attraction alone, there are quite a few other attractions in its vicinity. The annual, yet famous, tourist attraction, “The Gathering”, is Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist attraction involving more than 300 elephants that roam the island’s jungles and attracts as many tourists who come to witness this majestic event. These elephants gather at the Minneriya Reservior, located within the Minneriya National Park, for what may easily be the world’s largest pool party.
Sigiriya, the colossal rock fortress built by King Kashyapa, a son of King Dutugemunu who ruled the ancient kingdoms in Sri Lanka. The rock is famous for its “Lion’s Paw” which is the entrance to the castle and boasts beautiful pools and gardens with a serene view into the horizon. The magnificently painted frescoes on the stone walls within the rock are popular among tourists and even locals and is the prominent attraction of Sigiriya.
Many tourists who visit Sri Lanka make it a point to visit the island’s Wilpattu National Park, one of the oldest in the country as well. The highlight of the park, apart from the variety of birds and flowers, spotted deer and elephants, is the leopard. Anyone going on safari should consider themselves extremely lucky to get even a glimpse of this elusive yet elegant cat. Photographers hunt night and day to get a rare shot of the Lankan leopard and even a rarer shot of a hunting is possible provided it is the suitable time of the year, when there is just enough water and food for animals to roam out without hiding away deep in the forest.
Visiting all these attractions in and around Anuradhapura is good plan for a long vacation or weekend but is only complete with the perfect place to stay at. Set amidst stunning natural scenery, Ulagalla Resort in Anuradhapura offers an ideal base in which to head to these attractions and historic sites while providing you with luxurious comfort regardless of which accommodation type you prefer, fine dining, both indoor and outdoor, and also boasts a sea blue pool where maybe you could have a relaxing and rejuvenating dip after a long day of touring the ancient city of Anuradhapura. Source : http://www.ugaescapes.com/ulagalla/accommodation.html
The hotel offers private poolside dining with a variety of taste bud tingling cuisine, both local and international. Enjoy a scrumptious champagne breakfast Source : http://www.ugaescapes.com/ulagalla/dining.html
At times you’re not touring the city or not in the mood to relax, the hotel is facilitated with many activities that you may enjoy. You may go cycling or horse riding, take a swim in the brilliant blue pool, take a hike around the resort premises or even see if you can hit the bull’s eye at archery. If you prefer being indoors, then you still have the fully equipped gym to exercise and stretch out or play a few rounds of pool. Source : http://www.ugaescapes.com/ulagalla/leisure/resort-activities.html
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UNESCO World Heritage Site; Atamasthana, Sacred City of Anuradhapura; Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List: Type: Cultural: Criteria: ii, iii, vi