Take a tour of the surroundings the old fashioned way, climb aboard on a gentle giant and journey through the gardens of the hotel. A large wooden platform is secured atop the elephant; this platform could hold up to four passengers comfortably. As the elephant waddles through take in the view of Habarana and the surrounding wilderness. Be prepared to stoop down low to avoid collision with the tree branches that invade the path. Riding on the backs of elephants was the primary mode of transportation used by kings in Sri Lanka, experience the ride of a lifetime.