Tag: LK – Sacred City of Anuradhapura

On the Ponniyin Trail: Here are the five places that tread the path of the Cholas in Sri Lanka; Meenakshi J; New Indian Express

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Filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan I or PS1 brings to life Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka’s stupas, lush forests and lotus-filled ponds.

Source: On the Ponniyin Trail: Here are the five places that tread the path of the Cholas in Sri Lanka

The unsolved mystery of Sri Lanka’s ‘Stargate’; Demi Perera; BBC

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In recent years, the internet has been alight with speculation that a chart-like carving in Anuradhapura is a stargate: an ancient gateway through which humans can enter the Universe.

Source: The unsolved mystery of Sri Lanka’s ‘Stargate’

Towering Dagobas and Buddhist Relics of Anuradhapura; Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero; BusinessMirror

My penchant for visiting Unesco World Heritage Sites (WHS) has gone beyond just seeing well-known, as well as bizarre and dangerous, destinations. Rather, it has become more about experiencing them and understanding what makes them truly unique and invaluable. Thuparamaya, the oldest…

Source: Towering Dagobas and Buddhist Relics of Anuradhapura – BusinessMirror

Beaches, Buddhism, Wildlife & Wonder: Discover Luxury Sri Lanka; Victoria Purcell; The Resident

Sri Lanka – Sacred City of Anuradhapura

With beautiful beaches, game drives, fantastic cuisine, Buddhist pilgrimages and UNESCO World Heritage sites, Sri Lanka is an absolute must for adventure travellers. The Resident traverses this diverse island nation in luxury

Sri Lanka has been creeping up the destinations lists for a number of years. And now I know why. Since the Tamil Tigers’ regime of terror came to an end in 2009, tourists have been flocking to discover a destination rich in history, culture and UNESCO World Heritage sites, with the added bonus of beautiful beaches, safari resorts and fantastic cuisine.

So where to start? With Uga Escapes. Uga has five properties dotted around the island.

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Anuradhapura- Things To See In Ancient Capital Of Sri Lanka; Anuradha Goyal; Inditales

Sri Lanka – Sacred City of Anuradhapura

Ever since I heard about Anuradhapura I had this urge to visit this city that I share the name with. Now, I know I have an incredibly common name. I always detest being one of the many Anuradhas in any group. However, if there is one reason I like my name it is for the fact I share it with one of the oldest living ancient cities of the world. By the way, it also tells me how ancient my name is – for the city was named after a minister named Anuradha.

On this solo road trip across UNESCO World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka, my journey began at Anuradhapura after spending a couple of days in Colombo. Early morning, I started from Cinnamon Lodge at Habarana to read Anuradhapura around 7:30 AM.

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