Synopses & Reviews
The civil war has ended, 2011 has been declared Visit Sri Lanka Year and all regions of this resplendent land are now accessible to visitors. The island offers everything from snorkelling and sandy beaches to golf and hill country tea plantations; from game park photographic safaris to white-water rafting; from ancient temples and ruins to shopping opportunities in Colombos bustling streets. Author Royston Ellis combines experience with enthusiasm to help visitors get the most from this magical isle, with accommodation ideas to suit all budgets; from cheap guesthouses to boutique villa luxury. Watch the national cricket team while enjoying a cup of the worlds finest tea, admire colonial architecture or visit World Heritage sites; everyone will find something to admire in this enchanting tiny teardrop.
An engaging written companion with practical information of the sort only a resident could impart.Book magazine for librarians
An engaging written companion with practical information of the sort only a resident could impart. Book magazine for librarians
Sri Lanka offers an incredible diversity of flora, fauna, culture, history; everything from Buddha to beaches packed into one beautiful teardrop isle.
About the Author
Travel writer Royston Ellis has lived in Sri Lanka since 1980. He is the author of 60 novels, guidebooks and biographies and also Bradts Maldives and Mauritius.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Background Information
Chapter 2 Practical Information
Chapter 3 Colombo
Chapter 4 The Cultural Triangle
Chapter 5 The Hill Country
Chapter 6 National Parks and Interior Towns
Chapter 7 The West Coast
Chapter 8 The Deep South
Chapter 9 The Eastern Seaboard
Appendix 1 Language
Appendix 2 Glossary
Appendix 3 Further Information