Habarana Lake

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Habarana Lake
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SEs
London, UK25,862 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Friends
This is a beautiful lake here. A good place to go for a walk or spend time. A breeze is cooling. A good place go in the evenings.
Written 1 December 2019
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jitub77
Singapore, Singapore54 contributions
Oct. 2019
Considering the number of attractions to see while in Habarana, this is not a first choice (or probably even a second choice) attraction. However if at all you have some time, nothing to do and want to have a small outing, you could consider this place.There is not a lot of water and you will come across more beautiful lakes at other places in Sri Lanka (as in Nuwara Eliya or Kandy). We didnt spend a lot of time here in hindsight would have preferred relaxing at our hotel.
Written 19 October 2019
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N!li
Colombo, Sri Lanka535 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Friends
We were sadden to see the Habarana lake just with a small patch of water last month because of the drought. Heard that elephants visit this patch around 4-5 in the evening in large groups.
Written 10 October 2019
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Seevali D
Colombo, Sri Lanka8,464 contributions
Jul. 2019
Three of us staying at the Sorowwa Resort had a walk along the top of embankment bund of Habarana Lake on 19th July 2019. The water level had receded almost to the rock bottom. The walk along the bund was pleasant with fresh air reviving us. There were many birds near the water chirping and flying about. Fishing boats however were lying on the banks - unmanned. We encountered many others too enjoying a walk on the bund. Speaking to the guard at the nearby hotel, I learnt that the reduction of water level was intentional. The authorities are planning to remove the silt collected at the bottom.
When we were here last year in August 2018, there were tourists riding on Elephants - so called 'Elephant Safaris'. This year however, there were no elephants and no elephant rides probably due to the reduction of tourists due to the extremist attacks in Sri Lanka in April 2019.
Later, I also walked along the upstream side of the lake among the few houses there.
Written 14 August 2019
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mouseHerts
Herts1,553 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Couples
A pleasant walk with some viewing areas, and plenty of birds to spot, although you do have to watch where you are walking at times.
Written 27 March 2019
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ElizabethLimassol
Limassol City, Cyprus68 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed a morning fishing on the lake. The fisherman provided a ride from our hotel, ambesawana resort as well as rods and we went out on his small catamaran. It’s very relaxing and as well as fishing it was great watching the wildlife on the shore.
We were a couple but it would be fun for families. Very reasonably priced.
Written 16 February 2019
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Zenzar123
Essex, UK277 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Family
Great for sunsets, and listening to the wildlife sounds. Great for pics and just enjoying the setting
Written 4 November 2018
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Seevali D
Colombo, Sri Lanka8,464 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Couples
Since we arrived in Habarana early, around 0930 on 8th August 2018, well before the checking-in time at the hotel, we decided to while away the time by visiting Habarana Lake, situated about 4 km from Habarana Junction. It was an unexpectedly pleasant and an enjoyable experience. This is a public place and requires no permission nor tickets. We went along the gravel path on top of the lake bund. On one side is the lake and on the other side is a lush green forest and trees with chirping and twittering birds. We saw some people from the village enjoying a bath in the lake. There were some boats with fishermen too at the centre of the lake. At the end of the lake bund is the spillway that carries spill water when the tank spills over. There is a sluice gate too that provides irrigation water to the fields downstream. Although this walk along the bund would not take more than 30 minutes one way we spent about two hours enjoying the scenery and soaking in its quiet beauty. Although you can drive along the path you have to turn back at the end of the bund as there is no through way.
Situated close to the entrance is a safari company that carries people atop elephants. These colourfully dressed elephants with its human cargo too are taken along the bund accompanied by the mahouts. Though I found this sight rather distressing, many tourists did ascend the seats placed on the elephants for a ride lasting perhaps about 30 minutes.
Written 11 September 2018
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Paul W
London, UK135 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Couples
We were staying at the Other Corner and so had easy access to the lake where, under the guidance of the resident naturalist, we saw 33 varieties of bird. There was evidence that elephants do visit the lake, although we didn’t see any. That said, I wouldn’t go out of my way to see the lake.
Written 2 September 2018
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LilyTelf
London, UK9 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Couples
There’s a wide, clear footpath surrounding the lake which although dusty is great to wander along, with plenty of interesting plants, flowers and some wildlife to see along the way. Especially lovely in the sunshine. Elephants (sadly with people on top) will pass by you too.
Written 15 August 2018
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