Spotted in the wild: where to see Sri Lanka’s ‘Big Five’

From sloth bears to sperm whales, Sri Lanka is home to some of the most remarkable wildlife on the planet.

One step beyond: the world’s most impressive lesser-known mountains

How many of these have you climbed?

Sri Lanka

Whether you prefer to take in the acknowledged sites or explore off the beaten track, Sri Lanka has it all in abundance. Philip Briggs,…

Seeing the wood for the trees: 11 of the world’s most spectacular forests

Covering even more of the world than our guidebooks, forests are ubiquitous but almost always different.


One of Sri Lanka’s greatest exports, tea has been grown here since the 1800s.