Soon he was compelled to meet his half-brother Mogallen in battle on the dangerous planes near the village we now call Habarana. On the way to battle, Kasyapa's elephant sensing a concealed marsh before him drew back. Fearing that this was an act of retreat his army fled in confusion. Left alone to face the enemy King Kasyapa, decided to take his life by cutting his throat with his dagger.
The battle ended here but the story continues. Not too far away and not too long after, King Kasyapa's regalia, or 'Arbarana' were discovered in a little village. This village where the 'Arbarana' were found soon came to be known as Habarana. Habarana is one of Sri Lanka's prime tourist destinations where the flora, fauna, and cultural heritage are the primary attractions.
Surrounded by historic World Heritage Sites like Sigiriya, Dambulla, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, this lush village is a recognized ecotourism destination. In this quiet village, nestled amid nature's bountiful beauty and basking in the presence of diverse forms of life while preserving and sustaining the diversity of the natural and cultural environment, Chaaya Village Habarana sits rooted by the breathtaking Lake Habarana welcoming friends of nature. If you promise to leave things the way you found them and take back only what is yours, Chaaya Village Habarana invites you to immerse yourself in an encounter with the world around you.