Day 2 : Negombo – Anuradhapura
This morning you can start your drive to Anuradhapura. En-route, visit he Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, where more than 90 orphaned elephants are maintained. After spending some time watching the elephants, resume your drive to Anuradhapura.
Anuradhapura, the erstwhile capital of the Sinhalese Kingdom was the major power centre for many centuries. The town is now left with the remnants of the ancient reigns in the form of ruined monasteries and magnificent buildings. The entire town is recognized as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Buddhism has been the most prominently followed religion in Sri Lanka since many centuries and we can see the evidences in the form of huge dagobas and monasteries dotted across the town. The time has frozen in the damaged structures taking you back several centuries. Archaeologists and historians love to visit Anuradhapura again and again as they learn something new every time coming here.
Overnight stay at Anuradhapura