Sacred Day Trip to Anuradhapura with a Local


The Warm Local Expert

Sacred Day Trip to Anuradhapura with a Local

Spoken in: English, Sinhala

( 119 reviews ) star Day trip Kandy 1 - 7 watch_later 11 hours
  • Taste Sri Lankan fruits/snacks on the way
  • Enjoy a Sri Lankan style home made lunch
  • Beautiful natural sightseeing on the way
  • Visit the sacred city of Anuradhapura
  • Learn where Buddhism in Sri Lanka originated
  • 100% private day trip with a local

You will be picked up anywhere in: Kandy

What you can expect

Would you like to know the history of the first established kingdom in ancient Sri Lanka? Then, spend a day discovering the sacred city of Anuradhapura with me!

The Anuradhapura kingdom has a vast cultural relevance in Sri Lanka. Did you know that Anuradhapura is the birthplace of Buddhism in Sri Lanka? Or that the construction of an irrigation system was a major achievement of this place? I will answer all of these questions plus more stories about this fascinating place!

Plus the natural and architectural sights are simply breathtaking. Even better, you will enjoy a delicious homemade lunch in the middle of the paddy fields!

Pay a visit to the Mihintale monastery, which is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanam Piyathissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site and the site of several religious monuments and abandoned structures.

To dive deeper into the history of these places, let me know your interests! I will adapt this experience to your knowledge and questions!

This is the plan

Meeting point:
Pick up from your hotel in Kandy
Stop 1:
Breakfast on the way at a nice restaurant and drive to Anuradhapura.
Stop 2:
Visit the sacred city of Anuradhapura and ancient site.
Stop 3:
Enjoy a Sri Lanka style lunch in the middle of the paddy fields.
Stop 4:
Drive to Mihintale
Stop 5:
Visit the impressive Mihintale monastery
End of Tour:
Drive back to Kandy

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Day trip details

Private Day trip
Mode of transport
Car (cost included)
11 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 7 persons
Meeting point
Any place in Kandy, Kandy
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkA/C Car
Not included
closeEntrance tickets
closePersonal expenses


The Warm Local Expert

119 reviews

My name is Dushan, but everyone just calls me Platy. I was born in 1983, married with Sonali. My wife is working for the Government. My daughter Thinuri was born in 2013. I am a practicing Buddhist from Kandy, the world heritage city.

In 2002 I started my hospitality career with a diploma from the Ceylon Hotel School & School of Tourism. I worked for 7 years in the guest service sector in Sri Lanka and abroad in the United Arab Emirates.

I am a tourist-driver for more than 5 years. I have a lot of experience in driving through Sri Lanka and I know all interesting and secret places in my country. It would be my pleasure to be your personal guide to Sri Lanka!"

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