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North Central Province

North Central Province, Sri Lanka, boasts iconic sites like Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa temples. Tourists also flock to scenic spots like Horton Plains and the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress.

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Anuradhapura Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour (Atamasthana & 04 Other Sacred Places)

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Discover the Mysteries of the North Central Province


North Central Province, often termed the “Cultural Heart of Sri Lanka“, beckons travelers with its mesmerizing blend of historical treasures and natural wonders. Situated amidst the central plains of the island, this province is bordered by the majestic regions of the North Western and Eastern provinces, making it an ideal base for exploring the historical and natural wonders of Sri Lanka.

The Rich Heritage of An Ancient Era

Journeying through the North Central Province, you’ll come across Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, two ancient cities that encapsulate the glory of Sri Lanka’s yesteryears. While Anuradhapura, a revered pilgrimage site, offers a spiritual experience with its age-old temples and sacred Buddhist sites, Polonnaruwa paints a vivid picture of the island’s artistic and architectural marvels.

In addition, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress stands tall, challenging the boundaries of human capability. Climbing atop, you’ll be greeted with intricate frescoes, remnants of a royal palace, and panoramic views that stretch to the horizon.

Nature’s Best Kept Secrets

Yet, the wonders of this province aren’t just man-made. Dive deep into the green realms of Minneriya National Park, where the phenomenon known as “The Gathering” occurs, with vast herds of elephants congregating. Moreover, Kaudulla National Park promises intimate wildlife experiences that you’ll cherish forever.

Top 10 Attractions of North Central Province

  • Anuradhapura – Dive deep into history and spirituality.
  • Polonnaruwa – Experience the architectural magnificence of a bygone era.
  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress – Marvel at a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Dambulla Cave Temple – Explore the golden realm of Buddha statues and murals.
  • Mihintale – Trek the mountain that marks the dawn of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.
  • Minneriya National Park – Witness the largest Asian elephant gathering.
  • Ritigala Ancient Monastery – Walk amidst the serenity of a forest monastery.
  • Kaudulla National Park – Encounter wild elephants and diverse birdlife.
  • Aukana Buddha Statue – Admire the finesse of ancient craftsmanship.
  • Wilpattu National Park – Track leopards in Sri Lanka’s largest national park.

Why Choose North Central Province?

Between its lush jungles and ancient ruins, the North Central Province offers a unique blend of adventure and enlightenment. So, whether you’re a history buff, an adventure seeker, or someone seeking spiritual solace, this region promises memories that last a lifetime. With nearby destinations like Kandy and Trincomalee just a drive away, your Sri Lankan adventure will be nothing short of magical.

Time to Dive into the Adventure

Feeling the call of the ancient? Eager to lock eyes with the gentle giants of the wild? Then the North Central Province is where your dreams meet reality. Start planning your unforgettable adventure in the heart of Sri Lanka and make memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

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