The best viewpoints in Sri Lanka’s hill country

Sri Lanka’s central hill country is a dramatic landscape of jagged mountains, undulating hills and rushing waterfalls, covered in carpets of tea and patches of alpine cloud forest. This region invites adventure, and those willing to explore on foot will be rewarded with exhilarating views.

Discover our top seven viewpoints in Sri Lanka’s hill country, from dreamy valley vistas to luminescent lakes:

7. Gombaniya, Knuckles Mountain Range

Trek to the top of Gombaniya, the highest peak in Knuckles Mountain Range, for sensational valley views across the Kandyan foothills. The final part of the hike runs through cloud-shrouded alpine forest, surprising vegetation for a tropical country which highlights this area’s diverse flora.…

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Our wondrous night-time climb of Adam’s Peak

Adam’s Peak is one of the most challenging and rewarding hikes in Sri Lanka and thousands of tourists join pilgrims on the night-time climb every year. Pilgrims journey to Adam’s Peak to see the footprint at the summit, variously believed to be the footprint of Lord Buddha, Lord Shiva, Adam or the Christian apostle St. Thomas, and holidaymaker are only too keen to join them in the hope of witnessing one of the most glorious sunrises in Asia from the top of the mountain.

We set out at 1am, a little earlier than necessary in order to avoid the crowds, bundled up in warm layers I never thought that I would need in Sri Lanka.…

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Discover Sri Lanka’s culinary hotspots

Why Sri Lanka is one of the best destinations for foodies

In recent years, Sri Lankan cuisine has become a trendy dining choice in the U.K. Hoppers, the iconic Sri Lankan restaurant chain, now have four restaurants in London including one at Kings Cross Station, whilst comedian Romesh Ranganathan recently wrote a column in The Guardian describing his astonishment that his mum’s cooking is finally cool. It is difficult to remember that not long ago many would have struggled to point out Sri Lanka on a map, let alone tell you anything about their cuisine.

When you think about the ingredients in Sri Lankan food, it is not surprising that Sri Lankan cuisine has taken off in the U.K.…

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Sri Lankan tourism soon to be in full swing

Sri Lanka set to transform tourism industry

Batticaloa Domestic Airport to be upgraded as tourist numbers start to rise again

Over the past decade, tourism has been the fastest growing industry in Sri Lanka. The island was one of travel’s best kept secrets for many years, but word slowly started to spread and the 2010s saw a huge influx of visitors to the island, driven by the likes of Lonely Planet who branded Sri Lanka as ‘the world’s hottest travel destination’ in 2017. Even with the tragic events of Easter Sunday 2019, which significantly reduced tourist numbers last year, just a few weeks ago Sri Lanka was named one of the best places to visit in 2020 by Condé Nast Traveller.…

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