Habarana - Sri Lanka

Discover Habarana 

This small town isn’t a standalone destination but serves as a good base for Sigiriya and for safaris to Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks. Habarana has the fine Habarana Lake, encircled by a small footpath around which you can walk round in about an hour and a half.

Kaudulla National Park

Around 22km north of Habarana, Kaudulla National Park was established in 2002. The park provides another link in the migratory corridor for elephants, connecting with Somawathiya National Park to the north and east and Minneriya and Wasgomuwa national parks to the south. The centrepiece is the Kaudulla Tank, a lake where elephants collect when water dries up elsewhere. Visit the park between August and December, but particularly September/October when up to two hundred elephants congregate at the tank. The park is also home to sambar deer, monkeys, leopards, sloth bears and a characteristically wide array of bird life.

Minneriya National Park

Minneriya National Park is famous for the its annual “The Gathering”, the largest meeting of Asian elephants anywhere in the world who congregate to drink at the large Minneriya Tank when water dries up elsewhere.

Things to do in Habarana Sri Lanka

Some of the great things you can enjoy in Habarana include:

  • Visit between August and September to see the world’s largest gathering of elephants in Kandulla National Park and Minneriya National Park.

The best way to see Habarana

If you would like to visit Habarana, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you. Contact our travel experts on 01792 315499 or email info@aitholidays.com for more information.