ANURADHAPURA : Ancient Kingdom


   The ruins of Anuradhapura are one of South Asia's most evocative sights. The sprawling complex contains a rich collection of archaeological and architectural wonders: enormous dagobas (brick stupas), ancient pools and crumbling temples, built during Anuradhapura's thousand years of rule over Sri Lanka. Today, several of the sites remain in use as holy places and temples; frequent ceremonies give Anuradhapura a vibrancy that's a sharp contrast to the museum-like ambience at Polonnaruwa.

Current-day Anuradhapura is a pleasant albeit sprawling city; a small town that feels more like a large village. There's loads of good budget accommodation, easy bike hire and a relaxed pace, making it a good place to spend an extra day.

Abayagiri dagoba  is one of the most beautiful and exciting structures which is in the atmospheric setting of Anuradhapura. The grand scale of the monastery ruins is genuinely breathtaking and can be viewed at any time, be it the break of dawn or dusk. The Abayagiri Vihara has a beautiful and shimmering glow. Thuparamaya, also known as Thuparamaya, is the first stupa which was constructed in Sri Lanka after the introduction to Buddhism and is in the beautiful city of Anuradhapura. The ancient stupa of Thuparamaya was built during the reign of the King Devamnampiyatissa somewhere in the 3rd Century BCE and is said to enshrine the right collar bone of Gautama Buddha. The ruins of the complex today cover an area of approximately three and a half acres of land. The Ruwanweliseya stupa is one of the largest stupas or dagobas, which is in the heart of the beautiful heritage city of Anuradhapura. This magnificent stupa was built by King Dutugamunu, who was hailed to be the hero of the island. The Ruwanweliseya stupa is also known as the Maha stupa and is one of the most adorned structures of the people of Sri Lanka. This are the most attractive places in Anuradhapura.

 Weather in Anuradhapura of Sri Lanka is dry and sunny with moderate temperature, making it a pleasant destination for tourism. The best time to visit Anuradhapura is in the month of April through September. With the average temperature varying a little, the hottest time of the year in Anuradhapura is May, June and July, with the highest being 35.3 C in the latter half of May; and night temperature is 26 C roughly.

 

June through August is a period of least rainfall, with a chance of rain or snowfall in late October and early November for approx. 4 days. The most humid time of the year in Anuradhapura is December, with an average of 83.1%. The most ideal time to travel to Anuradhapura is hence July, August and January, with least incoming traffic in March.   The ruins of Anuradhapura are one of South Asia's most evocative sights. The sprawling complex contains a rich collection of archaeological and architectural wonders: enormous dagobas (brick stupas), ancient pools and crumbling temples, built during Anuradhapura's thousand years of rule over Sri Lanka. Today, several of the sites remain in use as holy places and temples; frequent ceremonies give Anuradhapura a vibrancy that's a sharp contrast to the museum-like ambience at Polonnaruwa.


Current-day Anuradhapura is a pleasant albeit sprawling city; a small town that feels more like a large village. There's loads of good budget accommodation, easy bike hire and a relaxed pace, making it a good place to spend an extra day
 Abayagiri dagoba  is one of the most beautiful and exciting structures which is in the atmospheric setting of Anuradhapura. The grand scale of the monastery ruins is genuinely breathtaking and can be viewed at any time, be it the break of dawn or dusk. The Abayagiri Vihara has a beautiful and shimmering glow. Thuparamaya, also known as Thuparamaya, is the first stupa which was constructed in Sri Lanka after the introduction to Buddhism and is in the beautiful city of Anuradhapura. The ancient stupa of Thuparamaya was built during the reign of the King Devamnampiyatissa somewhere in the 3rd Century BCE and is said to enshrine the right collar bone of Gautama Buddha. The ruins of the complex today cover an area of approximately three and a half acres of land. The Ruwanweliseya stupa is one of the largest stupas or dagobas, which is in the heart of the beautiful heritage city of Anuradhapura. This magnificent stupa was built by King Dutugamunu, who was hailed to be the hero of the island. The Ruwanweliseya stupa is also known as the Maha stupa and is one of the most adorned structures of the people of Sri Lanka. This are the most attractive places in Anuradhapura.
 Weather in Anuradhapura of Sri Lanka is dry and sunny with moderate
 temperature, making it a pleasant destination for tourism. The best time to visit Anuradhapura is in the month of April through September. With the average temperature varying a little, the hottest time of the year in Anuradhapura is May, June and July, with the highest being 35.3 C in the latter half of May; and night temperature is 26 C roughly
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June through August is a period of least rainfall, with a chance of rain or snowfall in late October and early November for approx. 4 days. The most humid time of the year in Anuradhapura is December, with an average of 83.1%. The most ideal time to travel to Anuradhapura is hence July, August and January, with least incoming traffic in March.