Elephants hiding in the long grass near Habarana

Habarana Tours and Travels

About Habarana

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.

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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.

Habarana Hotels

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

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

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 Village by Cinnamon Habarana

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Sitting on the shores of a sparkling lake, the Habarana Village offers comfortable and stylish bungalow accommodation. Each room is simply decorated with a neutral colour scheme and decked out with rich wooden furniture. Air conditioning and a cable TV are also provided. When it comes to dining, guests can choose from a range of authentic Sri Lankan dishes served in both buffet style and a la carte. Beverages can be found at the poolside bar. The hotel is located just 15 minutes from the Minneriya National Park.

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.

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