Habarana is situated 100 miles (161 kilometers) northeast of Colombo and 100 miles (161 kilometers) northeast of the national capital, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte.
Habarana isn't the only spot in Sri Lanka worth experiencing; visitors should also set out to see the charms of the nearby landscapes, towns and cities. For more things to see and do, check out the Sigiriya Archaeological Site and Sigiriya Museum in and around Sigiriya, which you'll find 5 miles (8 kilometers) to the north of Habarana.
The best places for tourists to visit when they discover a new town are the ones that offer a snapshot of the local culture. Head to Sri Lanka's art galleries and history museums. Every place on Earth holds a unique history and Sri Lanka is no exception. The traditional villages in these parts are particularly interesting.
Take your own gear or rent the gear locally, and make the most of the region's water sports. Boating is one great activity. Another one is sailing.
An enjoyable way to discover the true nature of a place is by exploring the bars, cafés and restaurants in the region. Try some food and connect with the local residents. You will see that chicken and beef are favorite elements in local dishes. Taste local specialties, such as kiribath with onion samba (milk rice) and vegetarian kottu (stir fried mix). But your meal is not really complete until you have enjoyed king coconut, a popular dessert here. Taste a coconut milk, an alcohol-free Sri Lanka beverage that is very common in Sri Lanka.
The nearest major airport, Bandaranaike International Airport, is located in Colombo, 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the southwest of Habarana, which is handy to remember when booking your trip.