Anuradhapura is the capital of the North Province of Sri Lanka. The city is famous for its ruins, which are extremely well-preserved and include pools, temples and dagoba's which are used today for religious ceremonies. Also on offer to see is the sacred Bo-Tree, a Fig tree which was from as early as 288 BC and is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world.
Sri Lanka has a typically tropical climate, temperature and humidity (approx 70%) remain high all year round, although on the coast a light coastal breeze makes this heat comfortable. Inland, the heat is significantly reduced due to the higher altitude. Rainfall is highest in May, and in Oct/Nov. The south-western coast has higher rainfall than the rest of the country, although many people find this a refreshing break, generally this occurs in the afternoon and is accompanied by thunder. The highest rainfall occurs in May (371mm) and the lowest is Feb (69mm). There is an average of 6-8 hours of sunshine per day, all year round.