Sheer bliss in the Indian Ocean

Peaceful, wild and unhurried, Sri Lanka offers lush jungle scenery and small village communities, steep-sides plantations and whitewashed colonial remnants. You’re never far from a piece of history here. Get to the roots of Sri Lankan culture at its atmospheric cave temples, explore sacred cities or take one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys through misty hills and tea plantations. Udawlawe National Park offers a glimpse of wild buffalo and crocodile and the street food stalls are an easy go-to for the tastiest regional cuisine.