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  • 9 Reasons to visit Sri Lanka’s east coast

    9 Reasons to visit Sri Lanka’s east coast

    November 6th, 2018Tamara Hinson
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    Sri Lanka is emerging as one of the world’s coolest destinations, with growing numbers flocking to hotspots like the southern port town of Galle, and the tea plantation-covered hills of Kandy. Our advice? Avoid the crowds and head for Sri Lanka’s east coast – before the rest of the world does the same. (…continued below) 1.... Read more »

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  • Where to surf in Sri Lanka

    Where to surf in Sri Lanka

    November 1st, 2018Kirsten Powley
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    Sri Lanka is the destination on everyone’s radar, with its jaw-dropping landscapes, stunning architecture and exotic wildlife – everything from jaguars to elephants. But there’s another reason to visit this unassuming island off the south coast of India, when the expansive beaches and blue waves can be appreciated at their fullest: surfing. Whether you’re trying the sport for... Read more »

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  • Surfari time: Sri Lanka’s best beaches

    Surfari time: Sri Lanka’s best beaches

    October 16th, 2018Iseult Larkin
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    Surfari time: Sri Lanka’s best beaches. Roughly the size of Ireland, Sri Lanka may be diminutive, but it packs an awful lot in between its palm-fringed shores. This teardrop-shaped island has no fewer than 22 national parks where you can feast your eyes on wild elephants, mugger crocodiles, and if you’re very lucky, maybe even... Read more »

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  • 10 Places to visit in Sri Lanka now

    10 Places to visit in Sri Lanka now

    October 2nd, 2018Georgia Stephens
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    10 Places to visit in Sri Lanka now Sri Lanka hasn’t been on most traveller’s radar for very long, but it’s rapidly gaining in popularity – for good reason. On this island in the Indian Ocean you’ll discover ancient civilisations, tea-swathed hillsides, idyllic beaches and holy mountains. It’s a place where leopards slink through lowland jungles and the... Read more »

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  • Video: 5 reasons to visit Sri Lanka

    Video: 5 reasons to visit Sri Lanka

    January 19th, 2018Olivia Rawes
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    From remote, palm-dotted beaches to ancient temples and some of Asia’s best wildlife-watching opportunities, Sri Lanka has something to offer every kind of traveller. Here are five reasons why you should travel around this spellbinding island.   Discover more of Sri Lanka with The Rough Guide to Sri Lanka. Compare flights, tours, hostels and hotels, or plan and book a bespoke tour designed by local... Read more »

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  • Your Sri Lanka itinerary: 5 trip ideas to explore the country

    Your Sri Lanka itinerary: 5 trip ideas to explore the country

    January 18th, 2018Stuart Butler
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    Sri Lanka is deceptive. On a map of the world it appears to be tiny, but the moment you arrive you’ll realise that within its diminutive borders it packs in an astounding array of attractions, landscapes and climate zones – with countless activities to boot. Unless you have a couple of months at your disposal you... Read more »

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  • A postcard from Sri Lanka: Colombo from the ashes

    A postcard from Sri Lanka: Colombo from the ashes

    January 16th, 2018Gavin Thomas
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    Battered by decades of civil war, Colombo’s historic Fort district has transformed spectacularly over the past few years from a war-torn shell into one of Asia’s most enjoyable city neighbourhoods. Gavin Thomas reports from a capital city on the up. London has a Ministry of Sound, Singapore has a Ministry of Design, but only Colombo... Read more »

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  • The best of Sri Lanka: why the time to go is now

    The best of Sri Lanka: why the time to go is now

    January 15th, 2018Gavin Thomas
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    Sri Lanka is booming. It’s now almost ten years since the end of the devastating civil war which traumatized the country for a generation – a decade of peace which has seen Sri Lanka transform into one of Asia’s most vibrant and diverse destinations. Few countries pack so much variation into such a compact space:... Read more »

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  • Why Sri Lanka should be the next place you take your kids

    Why Sri Lanka should be the next place you take your kids

    July 24th, 2017Keith Drew
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    Sri Lanka is blessed with all the essential ingredients for the family trip of a lifetime. Comparatively compact, with a colourful cultural identity, incredible wildlife and food you will never forget, this is the subcontinent at its most manageable. Rough Guides Managing Editor Keith Drew has the lowdown on why this tropical island paradise should... Read more »

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  • The truth about elephant tourism in Asia

    The truth about elephant tourism in Asia

    November 28th, 2016Gavin Thomas
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    Elephants are born free, but are everywhere in chains – and it’s tourism which is increasingly to blame. Riding an elephant used to be on every visitor’s list of must-do activities during a visit to Asia, although growing awareness of elephant rights – and, increasingly, wrongs – means that over the past five years almost... Read more »

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  • 16 evocative pictures of Sri Lanka

    16 evocative pictures of Sri Lanka

    October 4th, 2016Nori Jemil
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    After a couple of weeks travelling across Sri Lanka, photographer Nori Jemil shares why this Indian Ocean island is a perfect subject. Here are 16 of her favourite pictures of Sri Lanka. From a photographer’s perspective, Sri Lanka’s hard to beat. Compact and accessible, this verdant, teardrop island really punches above its weight. Its lush interior... Read more »

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  • 10 Sri Lankan foods you need to try

    10 Sri Lankan foods you need to try

    July 12th, 2016Sarah Gilbert
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    The tear-shaped Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka is a true culinary treat. Through years of colonisation and trade, many cultures have influenced its cuisine, creating a spice-filled fusion of Dutch, Portuguese, English, Malay, Indian and indigenous flavours to tantalise the taste buds. There’s certainly no shortage of fish, seafood, vegetables and spices to turn... Read more »

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