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Sri Lanka

A lush tropical island off the southern tip of India, Sri Lanka remains one of Asia’s overlooked gems – a status that is slowly but rightly changing. Called Taprobane by the Greeks, Serendib by the Arabs and Ceylon by the Europeans, it is a land of stunning natural beauty whose fabled riches and strategic maritime locale have combined for a captivating history. Over the centuries, the parade of boldface names that has visited its shores includes Ptolemy, Marco Polo, medieval Chinese admiral Zheng He, as well as the Portuguese, Dutch and British empires. Literary luminaries include Paul Bowles and Arthur C. Clarke (both made Ceylon their adopted home) and native Michael Ondaatje.

Today, after a period of internal conflict, a new era of peace and stability reigns and Sri Lanka once again beckons visitors with fantastic beaches, ancient World Heritage ruins, superb highlands trekking, national parks full of elephants, birds and other wildlife, and first-rate hotels. From the cultural heartland of Dambulla (home to Sigiriya, the massive 5th-century “Lion’s Rock” fortress) to the lush tea fields of Nuwara Eliya; from Kandy, the last redoubt of Sinhalese kings, to colonial ramparts of Galle, Remote Lands invites you to discover Sri Lanka with us.

A lush tropical island off the southern tip of India, Sri Lanka remains one of Asia’s overlooked gems – a status that is slowly but rightly changing. Called Taprobane by the Greeks, Serendib by the Arabs and Ceylon by the Europeans, it is a land of stunning natural beauty whose fabled riches and strategic maritime locale have combined for a captivating history. Over the centuries, the parade of boldface names that has visited its shores includes Ptolemy, Marco Polo, medieval Chinese admiral Zheng He, as well as the Portuguese, Dutch and British empires. Literary luminaries include Paul Bowles and Arthur C. Clarke (both made Ceylon their adopted home) and native Michael Ondaatje.

Today, after a period of internal conflict, a new era of peace and stability reigns and Sri Lanka once again beckons visitors with fantastic beaches, ancient World Heritage ruins, superb highlands trekking, national parks full of elephants, birds and other wildlife, and first-rate hotels. From the cultural heartland of Dambulla (home to Sigiriya, the massive 5th-century “Lion’s Rock” fortress) to the lush tea fields of Nuwara Eliya; from Kandy, the last redoubt of Sinhalese kings, to colonial ramparts of Galle, Remote Lands invites you to discover Sri Lanka with us.

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TRAVELOGUES

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I Want Kandy: What to Do in Sri Lanka’s Heartland

I Want Kandy: What to Do in Sri Lanka’s Heartland

Author : Travelogues
This quick guide to Sri Lanka's heartland will get you ready for a trip into Sri Lanka that you didn't know was possible.
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5 Sri Lanka Surfing and Kitesurfing Spots Worth a Try

5 Sri Lanka Surfing and Kitesurfing Spots Worth a Try

Author : Zinara Rathnayake
Whether you want to catch waves or air, Sri Lanka has destinations all around the island and in all seasons for the intrepid surfer and kitesurfer.
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Pidurangala: Why You Should Hike Sigiriya’s Sister Rock

Pidurangala: Why You Should Hike Sigiriya’s Sister Rock

Author : Umar Fareez
Sigiriya gets all the good press, but Pidurangala has the best view. For trekkers looking for the best possible vantage in the region, Pidurangala is the hike to beat.
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A Seafood Lover’s Guide to Colombo

A Seafood Lover’s Guide to Colombo

Author : Umar Fareez
Park your bags at Tintagel or Uga Residence and then head on over to these charming Colombo seafood staples for Crabzilla and ambulthiyal.
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How to Spot the Adorably Disheveled Sloth Bear of Sri Lanka

How to Spot the Adorably Disheveled Sloth Bear of Sri Lanka

Author : Tyler Roney
Bedraggled, fuzzy, and occasionally drunk on berries, the Sri Lankan sloth bear in summer is one of the lesser known treasures of Yala and Wilpattu.
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5 Inspiring Wildlife Honeymoons in Sri Lanka

5 Inspiring Wildlife Honeymoons in Sri Lanka

Author : Travelogues
A honeymoon is a holiday you (hopefully) take only once, and for those who want to combine their romantic pampering with wildlife adventure, Sri Lanka has an answer.
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