Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is the oldest of the ancient cities you can visit in the Cultural Triangle in Sri Lanka, dating from the 4th century BC. It was the centre of Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka, and was the capital until the 11th century, the seat of some 113 kings. It is noted for some of the tallest brick-built stupas in the world, known here as Dagobas, and unlike the other famous ancient city of Polonnaruwa, you can see interesting Buddhist ceremonies taking place making the city and living and breathing site, rather than just of interest in terms of archeology. A visit to Anuradhapura is easily combined with Mihintale, the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

Itineraries

A Summer holiday in Sri Lanka

Horathapola - Kandy - Cultural Triangle - Wilpattu National Park - Trincomalee - Negombo  

Most people think Sri Lanka is just a winter-sun destination, but much of the north and east of the county is perfect in the summer months.

15 days from £3654 p. p.

Ultimate Luxury Holiday to Sri Lanka

Cultural Triangle - Kandy - Hill Country - Southern Beaches  

Sri Lanka has it all; amazing luxury boutique hotels, fantastic experiences, breath-taking scenery, sumptuous cuisine and you can even hop around in a private helicopter.

14 days from £7020 p. p.

Highlights of Sri Lanka

Negombo - Cultural Triangle - Hill Country - Galle  

For those wanting a quick introduction to Sri Lanka, then this suggested private tour might well be your answer. Explore the Ancient Cities, the Tea Country and end on the south coast beaches.

10 days from £1755 p. p.

Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Negombo - Cultural Triangle - Hill Country - Maldives  

Sri Lanka and the Maldives is one of the best twin-centre holidays you can experience, a blend of culture, adventure and beach that makes for such a wonderful journey.

13 days from £2705 p. p.

Classic Sri Lanka

Negombo - Cultural Triangle - Kandy - Tea Country - Yala - Galle - Bentota  

This classic private tour of Sri Lanka takes in all the major highlights from the stunning cultural heritage of the north, the tea country, wildlife and laid-back beaches in the south.

13 days from £2595 p. p.

Related Hotels

Ulagalla

$ $ $ $ $ Cultural Triangle  

Ulagalla is the most unique and luxurious property in Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle, sitting mid-way between the main sites of Sigiriya, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.

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Water Dwellings At Dawn, Vil Uyana, Cultural Triangle, Sri Lanka

Vil Uyana

$ $ $ $ $ Cultural Triangle  

Vil Uyana is a luxury eco resort set amongst paddy fields just a few miles from Sigiriya in the Cultural Triangle in Sri Lanka.

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Wildgrass

$ $ $ $ $ Cultural Triangle  

Wildgrass is located in Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle allowing you to both reconnect with nature at this eco resort and explore Sri Lanka’s ancient cities.

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