Explore Habarana in Sri Lanka’s Anuradhapura district, home to tales of the olden days. A vacation in a luxury hotel in Habarana will not be the usual tropical getaway that is most often described, but a vacation with historical and cultural significance.

Ancient palace

An ancient tale revolving around a family feud gave birth to Sigiriya, a rock fortress of undiscovered technology. It is only 25 minutes away Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, Sigiriya is easily accessible from anywhere in Habarana. This grand peak has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its mighty structure that houses ancient paintings and palace ruins, including water gardens and a wall of mirrors.

Wild Safaris

Habarana is located near Minneriya National Park. Therefore, a safari is only 25 minutes away from your accommodation Habarana Hotel. This wildlife sanctuary was declared a national park in 1997 to protect the fauna as well as the Minneriya tank basin and is home to many animals like elephants, monkeys and samba deer along with many other mammals and creatures that make up Minneriya. their home.

The Golden Temple

If climbing a hill temple is your thing, then the Golden Temple is the next place to visit in Habarana. Dambulla Royal Cave Temple is easily accessible 32 minutes from your accommodation in Habarana. These caves bear 150 paintings of Lord Buddha and are also part of the great history of Sri Lanka dating back to the 1st century BC.

Pidurangala rock

Pidurangala rock
Image via Wikimedia Commons (Dissara, Pidurangala rock, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sigiriya is not the only rock formation in Dambulla that attracts the attention of tourists. Pidurangala Rock is just a 20-minute walk from the mighty Sigiriya and is an ideal hike for the adventurous. The climb to the top can only take two hours and will prove to be more difficult than climbing Sigiriya.