Kandy

As sweet and ripe for exploration as its irresistible name suggests, Kandy finds its way on to the itinerary of pretty much every visitor…

Colombo

Set on a fine natural harbour on the island’s west coast, Sri Lanka’s largest city and main commercial hub is the focal point of…

Jaffna

The capital of Northern Province, Jaffna is the main historic focal point of Sri Lanka’s Tamil population, and the country’s ninth-largest city, supporting a…

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.

Tea

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