Travel to the great city of Anuradhapura with Casons-Rent-a-Car. Sri Lanka’s very first kingdom, Anuradhapura, lies 210 km from Colombo in the North Western Province. We have a luxurious fleet of cars, vans, SUVs, 4x4 cabs and buses to take you comfortably through the journey that usually lasts about four hours via the Anuradhapura-Padeniya Highway / A28.
You can either choose to rent a vehicle yourself or trust our well-experienced drivers / guides to take you on an enjoyable as well as a very informative Anuradhapura tour experience. With their expert knowledge of alternative routes , you are guaranteed to have a memorable as well as a safe trip to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Anuradhapura.
Here are some of the attractions and things to do in Anuradhapura:
Standing at a staggering 400 feet, Jetavanaramaya is the “largest stupa in the ancient world”. The stupa is revered by Buddhists as it is said to enshrine the relic of a sash or belt belonging to Lord Buddha.
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
During your time in Anuradhapura, don’t forget to pay a visit to the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, the oldest living human-planted tree in the world! It is a sacred fig tree that is worshipped by Buddhists as it is said to be a right-wing branch from India’s Sri Maha Bodhi, under which Lord Gautama Buddha gained enlightenment.
At 338 feet, Ruwanwelisaya is placed among the world's tallest monuments. It is considered as a marvel due to its exceptional architectural qualities. Buddhists all over the world pay homage to this great site as it is said to enshrine a relic belonging to Gautama Buddha.
The twin ponds / pools of Kuttam Pokuna are one of the best examples of the outstanding hydrological engineering as well as architectural & artistic creations of ancient Sri Lanka. Intricately carved in stone, the Kuttam Pokuna features stunning carvings of figures of fish, a conch, a crab and a dancing woman at the bottom.
Climb atop the “Eighth Wonder of the World” Sigiriya or Lion’s Rock is a monument of a rock that stands at 660 feet. In ancient times, Sigiriya was the site of the royal palace and fortress of King Kasyapa. Some of the ruins such as the mirror wall, frescoes, and landscaped gardens still remain today for visitors to see and admire.