Anuradhapura
in North Central Province, Sri Lanka

Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
8.312 and 80.413 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 8° 18' 44" and E 80° 24' 47"
Currency and Currency Code:
Rupee - LKR
Spoken languages:
Sinhala, Tamil, English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 10:32 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Asia/Colombo
UTC/GMT offset: 5.5 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:02 am and 6:17 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-0.955 and -90.967 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Puerto Villamil
References
This place on Wikipedia
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Current travel safety evaluation for Sri Lanka in Southern Asia

Safety Score: 3,4 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Sri Lanka. Last Update: 2020-04-07 07:21:47

Explore Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura in North Central Province with it's 60,943 inhabitants is a city in Sri Lanka about 103 mi (or 166 km) north of Colombo, the country's capital.

Local time in Anuradhapura is now 10:32 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Colombo with an UTC offset of 5.5 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Anuradhapura, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Sri Lanka is China Bay Airport in a distance of 55 mi (or 88 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Sri Lanka is Sacred City of Anuradhapura in a distance of 3 mi (or 4 km), North-West. If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Kurunegala, Trincomalee, Kandy, Katunayaka and Jaffna. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 29°C / 84 °F

Morning Temperature 29°C / 84 °F
Evening Temperature 29°C / 84 °F
Night Temperature 25°C / 77 °F
Chance of rainfall 2%
Air Humidity 70%
Air Pressure 1009 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 79% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Wednesday, 8th of April 2020

34°C (93 °F)
25°C (77 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Thursday, 9th of April 2020

35°C (95 °F)
25°C (77 °F)
Light rain, calm, clear sky.

Friday, 10th of April 2020

35°C (95 °F)
26°C (78 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, few clouds.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Indika Lake Resort

Address
3,4 mi
Kandy Road
Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Grand Crown Hotel

Address
0,3 mi
No: 891 , Freeman Mawatha
50000 Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin:
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Hotel Randiya

Address
1,3 mi
394/19A, Mudhitha Mawatha
Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Hotel Heladiv

Address
3,5 mi
76, 4th Lane, Kandy Road
50000 Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Vista Nivahana Holiday

Address
2,6 mi
Nivahana Holiday Residence
50000 Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Vista Orchid Palace

Address
2,1 mi
Hotel Orchid Palace-
50000 Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 13:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Ceylan Lodge

Address
1,5 mi
4c/2 Harischandra Mawatha
Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Vista London Palace

Address
0,3 mi
London Palace - 1191/29/1
50000 Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Rajarata Hotel

Address
1,3 mi
77 Rowing Club Road
50000 Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


City Resort

Address
1,0 mi
242 National Housing.
50000 Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Sri Lanka Anuradhapura 1984

Published: September 23, 2011
Length: 11:47 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Wolfgang Gegusch


スリランカの旅 2日目 【世界遺産 アヌダーダプラ 編-1 】 Sri Lanka Tour 【World heritage Sacred City of Anuradhapura -1】

Published: May 10, 2014
Length: 06:08 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: 5_3_0_ 4_0_2

世界遺産 聖地アヌダーダプラ イスルムニヤ精舎 World heritage Sacred City of Anuradhapura Isurumuniya Vihara.


Drunk People

Published: September 07, 2013
Length: 35:02 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Thilina Amarawansha

Funny Drunk man.


Discovering the Lost City Jamieparkins's photos around Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka (ruvanvalisaya)

Published: December 08, 2010
Length: 56:29 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu

Preview of Jamieparkins's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/jamieparkins/srilankanov2007/1197325560/tpod.html This blog preview was...


Anuradhapura Sri Lanka Acme Travels

Published: June 09, 2012
Length: 02:20 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Acmetravels

Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, world famous for its well preserved ruins of the Great Sri Lankan Civilization. The Civilization which was built upon this city was...


スリランカの旅 2日目 【世界遺産 アヌダーダプラ 編-2 】 Sri Lanka Tour 【World heritage Sacred City of Anuradhapura -2】

Published: May 10, 2014
Length: 06:56 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: 5_3_0_ 4_0_2

世界遺産 聖地アヌダーダプラ イスルムニヤ精舎 World heritage Sacred City of Anuradhapura Isurumuniya Vihara.


Construction work on Roads in Anuradhapura

Published: January 26, 2012
Length: 37:20 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Kanchana Mallawathantri

This video shows the construction work being carried out on the access roads to the city of Anuradhapura, as seen on the 29th and 30th of Dec 2011. Of what I observed there seems to be a massive...


DEYATA KIRULA train through Rajarata Agri Faculty.MP4

Published: June 07, 2012
Length: 02:01 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Miniwan Buddika


gems of sri lanka - kurunegala, Sri Lanka - janakala gem & jewellery.

Published: May 04, 2012
Length: 43:18 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: somathilake Bwm

gems of sri lanka, promotional prgram at dayata kirula 2012 with the national gem and jewellery authority.


Caritas Anuradhapura Advocacy and Lobbying with Multi-stakeholders

Published: August 17, 2012
Length: 57:14 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: caritasanuradhapura

Caritas Anuradhapura Sethsavaiya has established strong relationship and build a network to provide a voice for voiceless in order to protect their rights. This video shows one of the advocacy...


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a Sacred Fig tree in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is said to be the southern branch from the historical Bodhi tree Sri Maha Bodhi at Bodh Gaya in India under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. It was planted in 288 BC, and is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date. Today it is one of the most sacred relics of the Buddhists in Sri Lanka and respected by Buddhists all over the world.

Located at 8.34472, 80.3967 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Anuradhapura, Individual trees, Buddhist art and culture, Buddhist pilgrimages, History of Buddhism, Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka, History of Sri Lanka

SLAF Anuradhapura

SLAF Anuradhapura is a Sri Lanka Air Force base located near the ancient city of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka.

Located at 8.30139, 80.4283 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Air Force bases, Buildings and structures in North Central Province, Sri Lanka

Jetavanaramaya

The Jetavanaramaya is a stupa, located in the ruins of Jetavana Monastery in the sacred world heritage city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. King Mahasena (273-301 AD) initiated the construction of the stupa following the destruction of Mahavihara. His son Maghavanna I completed the construction of the stupa. A part of a sash or belt tied by the Buddha is believed to be the relic that is enshrined here.

Located at 8.35167, 80.4036 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Stupas, Stupas in Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, Archaeological sites in Sri Lanka, Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka, Stupas in Sri Lanka, History of Sri Lanka, Buddhism in Sri Lanka

Ruwanwelisaya

The Ruwanmalisaya is a stupa in Sri Lanka, considered a marvel for its architectural qualities and sacred to many Buddhists all over the world. It was built by King Dutugemunu c. 140 B.C. , who became lord of all Sri Lanka after a war in which the Chola King Elara, was defeated. It is also known as Mahathupa, Swarnamali Chaitya, \tSuvarnamali Mahaceti and Rathnamali Dagaba.

Located at 8.35, 80.3964 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Stupas in Anuradhapura, Archaeological sites in Sri Lanka, Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka, Stupas in Sri Lanka, History of Sri Lanka, Buddhism in Sri Lanka

Lovamahapaya

Lovamahapaya is a building situated between Ruvanveliseya and Sri Mahabodiya in the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is also known as the Brazen Palace or Lohaprasadaya because the roof was covered with bronze tiles. In ancient times, the building included the refectory and the uposathagara (Uposatha house). There was also a simamalake where the Sangha assembled on Poya days to recite the sutra of the confessional.

Located at 8.34611, 80.3975 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Anuradhapura, History of Sri Lanka

Mirisawetiya Vihara

The Mirisaveti Stupa is situated in the ancient city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. King Dutugamunu built the Mirisaveti Stupa after defeating King Elara. After placing the Buddha relics in the sceptre, he had gone to Tisawewa for a bath leaving the sceptre. After the bath he returned to the place where the sceptre was placed, and it is said that it could not be moved. The stupa was built in the place where the sceptre stood.

Located at 8.345, 80.3889 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Stupas in Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, Archaeological sites in Sri Lanka, History of Sri Lanka, Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka, Stupas in Sri Lanka, Buddhism in Sri Lanka

Dakkhina Stupa

Dakkhina Stupa also called Dakkhina Tupa is a 2nd century BC structure. This structure currently identified as a Buddhist stupa, but considered until the mid-1800s CE as Elara Sohona, the tomb of 2nd century BCE Tamil king Elara, who invaded Sri Lanka from the Chola Kingdom, in the Tamil country and ruled in Anurahapura.

Located at 8.34111, 80.395 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Stupas in Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura, History of Sri Lanka

A13 highway (Sri Lanka)

The A 13 road is an A-Grade trunk road in Sri Lanka. It connects the Galkulama with Anuradhapura.

Located at 8.29896, 80.4413 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Highways in Sri Lanka

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Anuradhapura.


This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Anuradhapura Town, Aneuradhapura, Anuradhapur, أنورادابورا, Горад Анурадхапура, Anuradhapura, Anurâdhapura, אנוראדאפורה, अनुराधापुर, ACJ, Anurādhapura, アヌラーダプラ, ანურადჰაპურა, 아누라다푸라, അനുരാധപുരം, अनुराधापुरा, Анурадхапура, අනුරාධපුර පෞරාණික නගරය, Anurádhapuraja, அனுராதபுரம், อนุราธปุระ, انورادھاپورہ, 阿努拉德普勒, 阿努拉德普勒王國