A scenic small town in the Anuradhapura district in Sri Lanka, Habarana is the ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle and revive yourself. You can easily access some of the island’s most popular attractions during your trip, among which these can be your top three.
Pidurangala has recently become a travel sensation for its enchanting views of the lush greenery and the Lion Rock. The climb is not as tiring as Sigiriya, and once you reach the top, the picture, the breeze, and the sense of satisfaction are quite rewarding. You will also encounter a reclining Buddha statue and some frescoes in the cave temple up top. You can take a ride from your stay at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana and reach the rock in about 25 minutes.
Sigiriya Rock Fortress
You cannot miss climbing Sigiriya among other things to do in Habarana. Built in the 5th century AD, Sigiriya is one of the most famous attractions in Sri Lanka and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The architectural and artistic excellence is clearly evident in the ruins, ponds, fountains, and frescoes. The view from the top is to die for, and the ruins are fascinating to observe.
Minneriya National Park
Another sight to see in proximity to Habarana, is Minneriya National Park is home to a variety of wildlife including elephants, leopards, and deer. During the dry season, you might be able to witness elephants gathering at the lake and enjoying their time in the water.