Habarana is a small city in the centre of Sri Lanka, 100km from Kandy. It is a popular destination for discerning travellers as well as safari lovers. One of Habarana's biggest draws is the fact that it is home to a number of safari parks. Hurulu Eco Park is a great place to head off in a jeep in search of the stunning wildlife that inhabits this part of the country. A vast array of birds can usually be spotted as can majestic elephants. In addition to the parks, Habarana is home to a number of high end luxury eco resorts. All scattered around the lush green surroundings and the nearby lakes.Read More
Habarana is ideally located in the heart of the most popular area of Sri Lanka. With most of the famous UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Cultural Triangle close by, including Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Sigiriya, this city makes an excellent base for anyone hoping to do a bit of exploring. Anuradhapura is one of the most iconic sites in the country, filled with towering dagobas and crumbling temples, just waiting to be discovered.
While Anuradhapura might be one of the most popular attractions in Sri Lanka, Dambulla and the ruins of Polonnaruwa are not far behind. Both are striking in appearance and fascinating in a historical sense. One of the beat features of Habarana itself, other than its enviable location, is the beautiful lake that can be walked around in around an hour an a half.
If you are planning a Habarana holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Chaaya Village Habarana Habarana
Chaaya Village Habarana lies sprawled across 27 acres of luxuriant land bordering a stunning lake. The hotel's cozy cottages, inspired by the typical thatched roof huts found locally, lie in clusters with low roofs and brownish yellow exteriors. The paint used is specially mixed with mud, in true native fashion, to ensure the facade is in harmony with nature. The accommodation is located in a quiet village surrounded by beautiful scenery and close by the historic UNESCO sites of Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Anuradhapura.
Habarana Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Habarana.