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Habarana (Sri Lanka)

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4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
4 hours from Colombo by car
When to go
In summer
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Habarana

Anne Vergnaud Travel writer
19 travel articles

To ride on the back of an elephant: Habarana

My suggestion:
Have a cooking lesson!

In the dead centre of Sri Lanka, the little village of Habarana has really understood how to make the most of their tourism. Like many others, I had a ride on an elephant, after a lively tropical storm, which meant I got wet every time I went under the vegetation. I admit that it was quite fun.

On the other hand, I went on a trip in a small boat on the lake, and arrived at a hut in which I learnt how to prepare a traditional Sri Lankan meal, by grating coconut, mixing spices and cooking all sorts of bread by myself. I had the pleasure of sharing a meal with the woman who had offered me such wonderful hospitality, which was a fantastic memory of my trip to Sri Lanka!

Habarana lake