Places in Sri Lanka
Although reclaiming its 19th-century moniker 'the garden city of the East' is unlikely, Colombo is rapidly emerging as a must-see stop in Sri Lanka. No longer just the sprawling city you have to endure on your way to the southern beaches, it has become a worthy destination in its own right.
The Hill Country
Picture Sri Lanka and visions of golden beaches probably dance before your eyes. But there’s another side to this island. It’s a side where mists slowly part to reveal emerald carpets of tea plantations and montane forests clinging to serrated ranges bookended by waterfalls.
The Ancient Cities
Crumbling temples, lost cities and sacred sites are reason enough to head up country to the cultural heartland of Sri Lanka. It was here on the hot central plains that ancient Sinhalese dynasties set up their capitals and supported massive artistic and architectural endeavours. Eventually these kingdoms fell, giving nature a chance to reclaim the land.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
Buddha tattoos: avoiding offence on your travels to Sri Lanka
The recent arrest of a British nurse for displaying a Buddha tattoo in Sri Lanka is another reminder of the importance of being aware of, and respectful toward, local customs when travelling overseas...
Discover the many flavours of Sri Lanka
Thanks to its strategic position on the route between East and West, many cultures have influenced Sri Lanka's cuisine...
Esala Perahera: a guide to Sri Lanka's Tooth Festival
'20090802-173520' by StretchyBill. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Location: Dalada Maligawa, Raja Vidiya, Kandy, Sri Lanka Dates: ten days ending on the full moon in August. 11-21 Aug 2013...
Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers
Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses...