Previously a budget backpacker mecca, this island nation is now a luxury destination on the rise.
It may a faded gem, but Galle Fort is a gem nonetheless.
Maniumpathy is magnificent - a fine, rewarding alternative to a stay in a larger hotel.
It's home to a total of 44 mammals and boasts one of the highest-density leopard populations on the planet.
Sri Lanka has been left with a collection of magnificent colonial-style villas and mansions.
The island nation is basking in its position on the lists of the world's hottest travel destinations, and with good reason, writes Angela Saurine.
Guided tours do a great job of showing you the highlights, but you might miss out on hidden treasures.
Sri Lanka's Sigiriya Rock sits lordly and alone and inevitably brings Uluru to mind.
Mysteriously untouched by tourism, Sri Lanka ticks all boxes on a traveller's checklist. Picture riding ruby-red trains that chug through luminescent-green tea plantations; palm trees jutting over dazzling white beaches while stilt fisherman ply their trade undisturbed from the shallows; magnificent 2000-plus years UNESCO ruins begging exploration, and a singular, spectacular cuisine. Don't think. Just go.