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|Year and Month||September 2009|
|Number of Days||One day|
3 (17-47 years of age) – Family
|Transport||Toyota Rav 4|
|Weather||Excellent. Warm with good breeze|
|Route||Colombo -> Kurunegala -> Dambulla -> Anuradhapura -> back the same route|
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As we had to fulfill a vow at Sri Maha Bodiya with regard to my Daughters A/L’s results and made this visit to Anuradhapura in September2009.
We Started around 6 in the morning and took the Kurunegala Dambulla cut and had breakfast we had prepared on the way. Reached Anuradhapura around 10 am and went and fulfilled the vow first. Afterwards spent time till 12 pm going around the sacred city and visited atamasthana and other sites of interest. It was very refreshing to see these historical marvels again. We took pride in seeing Ruwanweliseya, Thuparamaya, Lovamahapaya, Abayagiriya, Jethawanaya, Samadhi Pilimaya Moonstone etc.
We went to Amaya lake in Dambulla for lunch. The hotel is built on a picturesque spacious land with lot of trees and greenery. The welcome was done by village women clad in traditional attire doing “raban thala”The buffet spread was very impressive and we enjoyed very much.
We left the hotel around 3.30pm and used the same route to get to Colombo and by 9pm reached home. Though it was a dual purpose visit the ruins of Anuradhapura refreshed our mind and soul.