1 Kandy

The last independent capital of the Sinhalese, hidden away amid the beautiful central highlands.

2 Esala Perahera, Kandy

Sri Lanka’s most spectacular festival, with immense processions of drummers, dancers and richly caparisoned elephants.

3 Kandyan dancing

Watch lavishly costumed dancers performing to an accompaniment of explosively energetic drumming.

4 Horton Plains and World’s End

Hike across the uplands of Horton Plains to the vertiginous cliffs of World’s End, which plunge sheer for almost a kilometre to the plains below.

5 Ella

The island’s most beautifully situated village, with superb views and country walks.

6 Adam’s Peak

The classic Sri Lankan pilgrimage, climbing to the summit of one of the island’s most spectacular mountains.

7 Sinharaja

This unique tract of undisturbed tropical rainforest is a botanical treasure trove of international significance.

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