A small, laid-back village, Habarana sits on an important route that connects the cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa. It's a major transport junction, with roads leading north towards Trincomalee and Jaffna, as well as south towards Kandy and Colombo.
Habarana does not boast many attractions, However , it's a convenient base from which to explore the Cultural Triangle as it offers easy access to almost all important sights, such asSigiriya, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Dambulla. A safari to Minneriya or Kawdulla national parks, or Hurulu Eco Park to observe elephants and other wildlife can also be easily arranged from Habarana. There is a decent choice of relatively upmarket accommodation for tourists.