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SEs wrote a review Dec. 2019
London, United Kingdom24,450 contributions1,392 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: December 2019
jitub77 wrote a review Oct. 2019
Singapore, Singapore54 contributions76 helpful votes
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.…
Date of experience: October 2019
N!li wrote a review Oct. 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka484 contributions79 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: September 2019
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Seevali D wrote a review Aug. 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka8,230 contributions203 helpful votes
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.…
Date of experience: July 2019
mouseHerts wrote a review Mar. 2019
Herts1,555 contributions516 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: March 2019