Sri Lanka is known for its tea farms, stunning beaches, elephant herds, delectable cuisine, and epic train rides. Take one such train ride to Habarana when you’re here next; fair warning, you’ll want to leave everything and live here. Here’s a little bit about Habarana and its best attractions.
In addition to the tourist attractions at Dambulla, this rock outcrop in Sigiriya, which is only a half-hour drive away, is a fantastic excursion for those seeking adventure. After a 30-minute climb up steep stairs and stones, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding area and the greatest view of Sigiriya Lion Rock plus you can easily find hotels in the vicinity such as the Habarana Village by Cinnamon.
The Sigiriya Lion Rock, the magnificent castle built by King Kashyapa is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Sri Lanka’s most important historical sites. This spectacular landmark, also known as the world’s eighth wonder, is high on the list of sites to see in Habarana and Sigiriya. The main entrance is built like a massive stone lion, the feet of which have survived to this day.
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
For cricket fans all over the world, nothing beats seeing a live game, especially in a picturesque environment in an international-level cricket venue. The Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium should be on any cricket fan’s list of attractions to see in Habarana. The 30,000-seat cricket stadium, which is located near the Dambulla reservoir and is Sri Lanka’s only dry zone cricket venue, is spread out across 60 acres.
Hurulu Forest Reserve
The Hurulu Forest Reserve, designated as a biosphere reserve in 1977, is a fantastic site to visit. This forest reserve is an essential home for the Sri Lankan elephant and is one of the greatest locations to visit in Habarana. What’s more intriguing is that there’s a Hurulu Eco Park within this forest reserve where you may go on a vehicle safari. Most Sri Lanka resorts in the area sometimes offer safaris and excursions.