The beautiful tropical island nation of Sri Lanka is one of South Asia’s top tourist destinations. With its rich heritage, vibrant culture, stunning natural beauty and intriguing attractions and landmarks, Sri Lanka is a land that offers its visitors a wide range of tastes and experiences. Locations such as Colombo, Kandy, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Anuradhapura and Pasikudha are some of the country’s best tourist locations. A highly recommendable and tranquil hotel Sigiriya Sri Lanka is the Cinnamon Lodge Habarana.

Located in the district of Anuradhapura is the city of Habarana, one of Sri Lanka’s best destinations for wildlife safaris and adventure attractions. Among the many activities that one can engage in Habarana are Kayaking and Hot Air Ballooning; both of which are extremely exciting and are great ways of discovering the wonders of Habarana. Many hotels and adventure centers in the area offer these services, so getting down to it should be quite hassle free.

Kayaking through the water bodies of Habarana is truly an amazing experience. Habarana is known for its abundance of greenery and wildlife, and kayaking through the meandering rivers, flanked by thick jungles, is sure to be one heck of an adventure experience. The Galkadawala Lake is one of the most recommended rivers for kayaking, as its exotic beauty and secluded nature makes it quite exciting to paddle through. The waters and the surrounding forests are home to numerous creatures and exotic birds, thus kayaking allows you to observe these creatures in their natural habitat. Hot Air Ballooning is also becoming increasingly popular in Habarana, as it offers you a bird’s eye view of the sprawling Habarana forests and open plains which are home to some of Sri Lanka’s most valued fauna. Float along the skies witnessing the sheer size and beauty of the forest, and if you are lucky you might even see herds of elephants and deer. Observing the Habarana from a Hot Air Balloon is without a doubt one of the most rewarding experience of Habarana so go ahead and lift off!


Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.