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Anuradhapura overview

You can learn about the local heritage of Anuradhapura at top landmarks like Ruwanwelisaya and Thuparamaya. Make memories at Jetawanaramaya Museum and Isurumuniya Vihara. If you're looking for a new favorite getaway, look no further than Anuradhapura.

Where to stay in Anuradhapura

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Anuradhapura has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Anuradhapura with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Anuradhapura hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Anuradhapura hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Anuradhapura

Fly in to Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.), 87.2 mi (140.4 km) from downtown Anuradhapura.

What to see around Anuradhapura

Distinguished for its landmarks such as:
  • • Ruwanwelisaya
  • • Thuparamaya
  • • Isurumuniya Vihara
  • • Jetavanaramaya
  • • Brazen Palace
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Jetawanaramaya Museum
  • • Sri Maha Bodhi
  • • Anuradhapura Archaeological Museum
  • • Anuradhapura Folk Museum
  • • Royal Palace of King Vijayabahu I

When to visit Anuradhapura

Curious about when's the best time to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 91°F day, 72°F night
  • • April-June: 91°F day, 76°F night
  • • July-September: 87°F day, 76°F night
  • • October-December: 89°F day, 73°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.35 inches
  • • April-June: 0.47 inches
  • • July-September: 1.06 inches
  • • October-December: 0.55 inches