Our attractions and packages are centered around some of the most historically significant places in Sri Lanka. Starting from the ancient capital of Anurdhapura spanning towards the beautiful coastlines of Jaffna and Trincomalee. Our Hotel is situated amidst the wonders of the proud city of Anuradhapura, making it very easy for our guests to roam freely through the ancient capital. Anurdhapura is considered as one of the most important cities in Sri Lanka due to its rich history and the archaeological and cultural monuments that are located throughout the city. A few of these sights are:
One of the Atamasthana or 8 most sacred places of veneration in the city of Anuradhapura, the Ruwanwelisaya is a 338 foot Stupa, which makes it one of the world’s tallest monuments. Built by King Dutugamunu nearly 2500 years ago, this is an archaeological marvel and a place of worship for Buddhists all around the world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a statement of the glorious age of kings in the history of Sri Lanka and it stands as a cultural testament in the middle of the ancient capital city of Anurdhapura.
Considered to be one of the most sacred places of Buddhism, the Sri Maha Bodhiya is a sacred Bo tree which is a sapling of the historical Bodhi tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. This tree, planted in 236 B.C., is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world. The Sri Maha Bodhiya is an annual destination of Pilgrims all around the country and is strongly intertwined with the culture and the history of Sri Lanka ever since it was planted. This UNESCO World Heritage site is considered to be the main reason why the City of Anurdhapura became a sacred city and is the oldest tree in the world with a written history.
Located in the ruins of Jetavana in the sacred city of Anurdhapura, the Jethavanaramaya is a sacred Stupa that stands over 250 feet high. It is considered to be one of the tallest structures in the ancient world and was constructed by King Mahasena over 2000 years ago. It stood 400 feet high when it was first constructed and is still one of the greatest archaeological marvels of the world. Venerated by Buddhists all around the world, the Jethavanaramaya is a place of rich history and a cultural gallery of a bygone era.
Mihintale is a very historically significant and a highly revered mountain in Sri Lanka. It is believed that the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka was inaugurated here when King Devanampiyatissa met with the monk Mahinda. This is a place of pilgrimage visited by thousands of people each year and it is also a good attraction because of the monuments that surround it like the ruins of an ancient hospital, the Kantaka Cetiya Stupa, the Refectory and many more.
This ancient Buddhist temple built in the era of King Devanampiya Tissa between 250 B.C. and 210 B.C. is the first stupa of Sri Lanka and serves as a monument of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. This 11 foot Stupa is surrounded by a 3 and a half acre monastery which houses an incredible array of significant buildings and ruins. To add to the serenity of this stupa is a set of columns that surround it which were originally built to support a roof on the walkway that went around the Stupa. Though some of the surroundings are ruins, the glory of these constructions have only increased with time serving as a reminder of the proud culture of Sri Lanka.
We, at Hotel 4 U Saliya Garden’s are dedicated in providing you with an enjoyable and authentic Sri Lankan experience. This includes experiencing the beautiful sights and the culturally significant places of Sri Lanka. Our customized tour packages will guide you through some of the most awe-inspiring places in the country at very affordable prices.
Join us as we take you to some of the most revered and significant places in Sri Lanka, starting from the historical capital of Anuradhapura, filled with all it’s archaeological marvels to the iconic city of Dambulla with it’s Rock Cave Temple to the magnificent Sigiriya Rock Fortress which stands over 600 ft high surrounded by a beautiful ancient garden.
The royal ancient city of Polonnaruwa is truly a sight to behold. Walk on the path where great kings once walked as you take in the sights of the glorious ancient buildings of a bygone era. Stroll through the archaeological park filled with countless numbers of temples, statues and other significant monuments and get an experience of a proud and wonderful culture.
Explore the beautiful city of Kandy which was the last ancient capital of Sri Lanka. Have a stroll around the iconic Kandy Lake as you take in the cool breeze that flows from the mountain tops. Visit the revered Temple of the Tooth and witness first hand the culture and devotion of Sri Lankans. See the beauty of the Hill capital of Sri Lanka which is home to a rich culture that spans through generations. Enjoy a wide array of attractions including the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, the hills that surround the city and the greenery that you see no matter which direction you look. Kandy is truly a city to behold.
After you are done witnessing the beautiful inland cities, step into the wonderful coastal region of Sri Lanka. Trincomalee, home to one of the world’s best natural harbors is a city rich with a colorful and prosperous history. Trinco has always been a very important city due to it’s well renown harbor. Relax on a beach along the coast of Trincomalee as you take in the beautiful view and listen to the song of the sea.
Visit Jaffna, the proud city on the northernmost part of the island. A city rich with heritage and paved with religious monuments. Jaffna is a place with compelling attractions ranging from its beautiful coastline to the glorious Hindu temples. Jaffna is significant for it’s Hindu population and thus it has always been a very important part of Sri Lankan history making it one of the must see places in the country.