Ayurveda is a traditional form of medicinal practices that focus on the wellness of the mind and body. The term is a combination of two sankrit words Ayuh and Veda, which roughly translates to the “Science of Life”. With its roots deeply embedded the Indian subcontinent, Ayurvedic traditions have been followed in Sri Lanka from ancient times.
Over a period of over 3000 years, Sri Lanka has developed its own unique branch of Ayurvedic practices, which are still followed by practitioners today. With treatments and medicines based on locally available plants and herbs, Ayurveda has become a popular form of natural treatment for local as well as foreign patients.
The fortress of kings for over a millennium, Anuradhapura is city with a rich cultural heritage. The Anuradhapura Kingdom (377BC – 1017AD) boasts of a long and illustrious history that played a vital part in shaping modern Sri Lanka.
A four hour drive away from the hustle and bustle of the capital Colombo, Anuradhapura today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is renowned for its religious and cultural value. The Atamasthana located within the city, are a collection of eight locations which are revered by Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world. Other popular tourist attractions around the city include the Sigiriya Fortress, Wilpattu National Park and the cities of Polonnaruwa and Dambulla; together with which Anuradhapura forms Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle.
The Ādhitya Ayurveda is the brainchild of Dr. Sarath Gunawardhana and Gunawardhana Ayurvedha Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, to further the common goal of sharing the benefits of Ayurveda and Sri Lankan traditional medicine with the world. Located in Anuradhapura, the facility provides specialized Ayurveda treatments for all our guests to treat a wide range of conditions. With 24 fully air-conditioned rooms, 12 treatment rooms, dining facilities, a sauna, hot tub, and pool the centre is well equipped to handle all the needs of guests. All meals provided to guests during their stay are sourced from organic farms and are focused on providing a well-balanced diet as developed by physicians. The centre also firmly believes in promoting environmental sustainability and has a policy of maintaining zero single-use plastics for day to day activities.