Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Sri Lanka

Review: The NEW Rough Guide to Sri Lanka

"One of the world's great islands, Sri Lanka has it all. In one trip, you can watch whales off palm-fringed beaches, track leopards in lush rainforests and hike through the hill country to verdant tea plantations. Get an insight into Sri Lanka's culture by exploring Buddhist monuments, clambering over colonial forts and indulging in its flavoured cuisine."

The Rough Guide to Sri Lanka is the definitive travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions Sri Lanka has to offer. Get the low-down on one of the worlds most beautiful islands, with in-depth coverage of Sri Lanka's superb beaches, magnificent wildlife, verdant tea plantations and majestic Buddhist remains.

The guide includes practical information on getting there and around, plus reviews of the best Sri Lanka hotels, from serene oceanside Ayurveda retreats to atmospheric colonial-era tea estate bungalows, and Sri Lanka restaurants, bars and Sri Lankan shopping for all budgets.

Whether you plan to explore the ancient ruins of Sigiriya, wander amid Ella’s verdant tea plantations or explore the cave temples of Dambulla, The Rough Guide to Sri Lanka will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way.

Top 10.

1. Cricket
2. Adam's Peak
3. Big Buddhas
4. Galle
5. Yala National Park
6. World's End
7. Rice and Curry
8. Birds
9. Kataragama
10. Anuradhapura

Inside The Rough Guide to Sri Lanka


– Independent, trusted reviews – written with Rough Guides’ trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget.

– Full-colour chapter maps throughout – to find your way amid Colombo’s bustling bazaars or the museums and temples in Kandy without needing to get online.
– Stunning images – a rich collection of inspiring colour photography.

Things not to miss 

– Rough Guides’ rundown of the best sights and experiences in Sri Lanka.

– Itineraries – carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip.

– Detailed coverage – this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way.

– Basics – essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, outdoor activities, national parks, culture, shopping, travelling with children and more.

– Background information – a Contexts chapter devoted to history, Sri Lankan Buddhism, Buddhist art and architecture, wildlife, tea and books, as well as a helpful language section and glossary.

Areas covered include: Colombo, Kandy, Ella, Galle, Sigiriya, Mirissa, Arugam Bay, Kataragama, Weligama, Horton Plains, Jaffna, Dambulla. Attractions include: Adam’s Peak, Temple of the Tooth, Yala National Park, World’s End, Anuradhapura, The Pettah.

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Written by Gavin Thomas

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