Anuradhapura is situated in the North Central district of Sri Lanka whereby its geographical coordinates are 8° 21' 0" North, 80° 23' 0" East. This ancient city is located 205Km north to the capital of Colombo and can be reached by bus, train or private vehicle.
At the center of the town you will find the “Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya” and surrounding this sacred venue are other religious attractions such as the “Ruwanveliseya” and the “Mirisavetiya Dagaba” which can be easily accessed from the Anuradapura town. The “Isurumuniya Temple”, “Ran Masu Uyana” and the “Thisa Wewa” are located to the South West of the central city.
To the north east of the city are the sacred “Thuparama Temple”, “Palace of Vijayabahu” and the “Basavakkulama Tank” which are situated to the north of the city along with “Jethwanarama Dagaba” and the “Samadhi Statue”.
In order to be awed by the magnificent view of the Anuradapura city, a visit to “Mihintale” cannot be missed. Mihintale is situated to the east of Anuradapura and is of considerable distance to the Anuradapura town.