Sunday, February 24, 2013

Moneylife: Travel to Sri Lanka

Travel to Sri Lanka- I

Naveena Israni explores the beaches and the wild side of this island nation

If  you’ve already explored tried-and-tested destinations in the US and Europe and grown weary of Southeast Asia, it’s about time you booked your tickets to refreshing, affordable Sri Lanka. This tropical island nation is now on the radar of travellers who avoided it due to the decades-long civil war. Given its stellar combination of beauty, culture and history, and the growing focus on sustainable tourism, this is the best time to discover Sri Lanka.

Travel to Sri Lanka II: A Treasure trove

In the second of this two-part series, Naveena Israni traverses the hills of Sri Lanka and sheds light on the country’s architectural, religious and cultural heritage

In  our previous issue, we gave you general travel tips on Sri Lanka, followed by a tour of the beach town of Bentota and a walk on the wild side. Here, we’ll explore the Hill Country of this island nation, as well as its cultural and religious heritage. Our first stop is Nuwara Eliya, the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country, situated over 6,000ft above sea level.