This small town serves as a base for Sigiriya and safaris to Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks. There’s a fast-expanding range of accommodation in the surrounding area including lots of new luxury places. Transport links are excellent: Habarana has the nearest train station to both Dambulla and Sigiriya and sits on a busy crossroads.
Elephant rides around the tank can be arranged for a pricey US$20 to US$30 per person per hour. In the creek near town you can watch mahouts scrubbing down their elephants; guides and most locals can point the way.
Things to Do:
Explore Minneriya National Park / Safari / Kaudulla National Park / Ritigala Forest Monastery / Hurulu Eco Park / Habarana Buddhist Temple / Elephant Riding / Elephant Feeding / Hiking / Photos Shoots / BBQ / Adventure Activates / Boat Riding
Approximately Time & Distance from Colombo: 4 h 10 min (183.3 km)
Province: North Central Province | District: Anuradhapura District
Luxury Hotels in Area:
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana | Approximately Price Range: 210 to 220 USD | Click here to see the hotel
Lake Hotel | Approximately Price Range: 110 to 120 USD | Click here to see the hotel