Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka. It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiyatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site, and the site of several religious monuments and abandoned structures.
Main attractions in Mihintale include
The ancient hospital
The Cave of Arahant Mahinda
Bundala National Park
With nearly third of the area been shallow brackish water lagoons and the rest been dry thorny scrubland, this national park is a haven for bird watchers. Many migratory species of birds can be seen here.