Located in the North-Central part of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura was originally founded by a King’s minister named Anuradha in 500 BC and became the country’s first capital under the rule of Prince Pandukabhaya in 380 BC.
Anuradhapura is acclaimed as the greatest monastic city of the ancient world and has served as the royal capital of 113 kings. In 1073, Anuradhapura was fought over and abandoned when the capital was moved to Polonnaruwa and it wasn’t until the 19th century when explorers re-discovered the crumbling ruins and an effort to restore and re-build the city began. It is an important historical and archaeological site and continues to attract both Sri Lankan and foreign visitors as well as pilgrims.
The Sanctuary Tissawewa$$
The Sanctuary at Tissawewa, originally known as Grand Hotel Anuradhapura, was built a century ago during the time of the British Governor, Henry Arthur Blake. This colonial-style hotel exudes old-world charm while also offering modern amenities. The veranda with its tall, white columns overlooks a sprawling lawn and inspires a sense of grandeur. It’s a place where one can wake up day after day feeling like royalty.
Experience a touch of traditional elegance and aristocracy at a hotel in Anuradhapura. This boutique hotel is a gem, offering luxury in a natural, remote, and uninhabited environment. The hotel is situated on a 58-acre lush green garden, with a 150-year-old mansion at its heart, rich with cultural heritage and historical significance. Within this natural habitat, there are 25 villas with private pools, carefully designed and built to maintain the ecological balance of the surroundings. If you...
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