Mihintale and a monastery with a local guideBack
Located close to the ancient capital of Anuradhapura, Mihintale is believed to be the site where Mahinda a Buddhist monk from India and King Devanampiyatissa, the ruler of the kingdom at that point met for the first time. This meeting would go on to inspire the king to embrace Buddhism and encourage his countrymen to do so as well. This sacred site is surrounded by several religious monuments and is revered by Buddhists across the island.
Explore the sacred site of Mihintale with a local guide who has in depth knowledge about the area and its history. Recognized as a sacred site that changed the history of Sri Lanka, Mihintale is surrounded by several monuments including Ambasthale Dagoba, Naga Pokuna (Snake Pond) and 68 caves. The climb to the peak of Mihintale is quite steep but manageable. From there continue towards Kaludiya Pokuna (Black Water Pond), a local and ancient monastery where monks still practice meditation.
About the Host
Your host has spent most of his life in Anuradhapura and has studied Buddhism and tourism development in Sri Lanka and overseas. His extensive knowledge on the two subjects has helped him provide insightful experiences avoiding the regular tourist trail.