A haven for the time traveller, the nature lover, the escapist, and the explorer, Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is a 5-star resort nestled in natureâ€™s serenity right in the heart of Sri Lankaâ€™s Cultural Triangle. A place that soothes the soul, rejuvenates the senses, and awakens the mind with heavy doses of natureâ€™s tranquillity and centuries-old hospitality.
Just 4 hours from the airport, located in the Dry Zone of Sri Lankaâ€™s North Central Province, the Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Built on a replica of the foundations of the nearby Ritigala ruins, an ancient palace-turned-monastery, our resort brings the original concept of a royal retreat to the 21st century, with luxurious private cottages and suites all fitted with ultra-modern amenities.
We are also in close proximity to the Minneriya National Park, home to many lakes and host of the annual â€˜Gatheringâ€™ of hundreds of elephants coming together across the park to eat the lush grass left behind when the water recedes.
Sprawled across 37 acres of what was once a chena cultivation, the Cinnamon Lodge Habarana has also restored its surroundings to mother natureâ€™s original architecture by planting over 2000 trees, providing the perfect sanctuary for over 138 species of exotic birds, 2 species of primates,and many others. There are pathways and trails, taking you through wide open spaces and quiet shady spots, with the occasional treehouse to punctuate the surroundings. Any given moment is an opportunity to get up close and personal with nature.
Cinnamonâ€™s very own award-winning wildlife and adventure tourism division, Nature Trails, will make your stay one of discovery and excitement. With their years of experience, our highly-skilled naturalists will take you on treks, safaris, balloon rides and excursions to indulge your inner explorer.