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Top 5 Attractions in Habarana – Let authenticity surprise you in a good way!

In Sri Lanka, you find many interesting places to visit and some of these are rich in authenticity. Habarana is also such a small village that has the authenticity element at its best, and this is why it makes a great holiday destination. Here are the best places for you to enjoy in Habarana.



Have you been to the Sigiriya Rock in Sri Lanka which was once a fortress of a Sri Lankan King? Well, this rock 'Pidurangala' is located so close to the Sigiriya Rock. It's not a long and tiring hike to the peak of this rock and that will only take about 30 minutes. But, once you go up, you'll be rewarded with the best views and you will also be able to see the neighbouring Sigiriya Rock. It's an adventurous vibe you get while you hike through the dense forests even though the hike is short.


Minneriya National Park

At the Minneriya National Park, you are sure to enjoy one of the finest wildlife experiences in your life. It's best known for its elephant migration and they say that during June and September, more than 300 elephants can be spotted here if you safari around. The National Park surrounds the ancient Minneriya Water tank, which dates back to the 3rd century. It's also one of the best birding places in Sri Lanka as you can spot more than 150 bird species here.


Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium

If you are a cricket fan, you probably should have heard the name 'Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium.' Many international cricket matches have happened here, and while touring in Habarana, you may feel free to visit this place. This stadium covers an area of 60 acres and it accommodates 30,000 seats. If a cricket match is available on the day of your visit, you are lucky beyond all limits!


Habarana Lake

Peaceful is the best way to describe Habarana Lake. If you decide to spend your holiday at a Habarana hotel the likes of Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, you get the rare privilege of waking up to the lake every morning and also to dine by the lake in an ultra-natural setting. You may interact with the locals living around the lake if you wish and explore how their lifestyles revolve around the lake. Habarana Lake is also home to many fish and aquatic animals, and there is also a good number of birds and reptiles.


Hurulu Forest Reserve

Once again, this forest reserve is for those who love to spot elephants. It was declared as a biosphere back in 1977 and since then, it has also become one of the attractions in the area, especially for the tourists. You also get the chance of taking a jeep safari around the forest reserve during which you can explore a special area called the 'Hurulu Eco Park'. If you are a wildlife photographer, it's better if you go with some extra batteries because forest reserve provides a myriad of photo opportunities.

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