Distance from Anuradhapura – 6.6 km (13 minutes)
Padalanchana Chethiya is a small stupa which is situated along Thuparama Mawatha in Anuradhapura. It is said to have been built by King Lagnatisa during his reign from 119 BC to 109 BC. The stupa has been built covering the footprint of Lord Buddha. According to the great chronicles, Buddha has set foot at this location as risen into air following his third visit to the island. The stupa was later restored. At present it stands on a circular platform.
Getting to Padalanchana Chethiya
From Anuradhapura travel along the Puttalam – Anuradhapura – Trincomalee Highway and New Elkatuwa Road to reach the Padalanchana Chethiya which is situated along Thuparama Mawatha in Anuradhapura.