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5 history bites about your cup of Ceylon tea
Ceylon tea is famous and according to most experts it is the best and the most flavourful black tea in the world. 2017 is a landmark year for Ceylon tea where 150 years ago the commercial production of tea began in Sri Lanka. Here are some nerdy history bites that you may find interesting and...
 
6 villas in Sri Lanka that are ideal for multi-generational travel
One of the increasing trends we've noticed in recent years is in family travel – not just Mums and Dads travelling with their children – but multi-generational family holidays. Quite often we see grandparents with a passion for travel and an equal passion for their families – arranging wonderful...
 
Sri Lanka's culinary delights
Sri Lankan food is some of the freshest and tastiest cuisine I have ever come across. Often described as a mix between Thai and Indian, the cuisine is influenced by the island nation's abundant fresh produce, exotic spices and rich cultural history of regal heritage, subsistence farmers, and...
 
10 of Sri Lanka's best new luxury hotels
There are some truly exceptional boutique and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, and more are popping up each year. From the ultra-stylish to cosy colonial tea bungalows, there is something to suit everyone's preferences. Following a recent research trip, we at Ampersand have found and experienced ten...
 
Top 3 places to see wildlife away from the crowds in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is blessed with incredible diversity; idyllic tropical beaches, exotic tea plantations and rich culture. But, top of most visitors wish list is to experience its colourful jungles and get a first-hand glimpse of the resident leopards and elephants. What I find strange is that most...
 
Discovering all things green in Sri Lanka – The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
The Peradeniya Botanical Gardens is a must visit in any itinerary to Kandy. Giant trees, colourful flowers and varied plants both indigenous to Sri Lanka and planted by dignitaries span 147 acres. The beginning of this garden dates back to 1371 during the time of the ruling Sinhalese king. It...
 
The 5 best places to spend Christmas abroad
Our favourite destinations for Christmas getaways involve lots of sunshine and warm weather. It's hard to beat the idea of escaping the short wintery days, swapping your Christmas jumper and grey skies for a swimsuit and two weeks of beautiful sunshine. Here are some of the best places to visit...
 
Top 5 Sri Lanka experiences with kids
Sri Lanka is often associated with romantic honeymoons or rugged backpacking adventures, however as it grows in popularity the island nation is increasing in facilities and activities for travelling families. It's unique landscape, colourful history and cultural charm provides a number of unique...
 
Off the beaten track in Sri Lanka: the temple in the cave
Mulkirigala Caves boast a remarkable temple and monastery carved out of a large rock formation. Situated in the Hambantota district in the south of the island, this temple is a "Raja Maha Viharaya" denoting its royal beginnings and patronage thereafter. The south coast of Sri Lanka offers...
 
Sri Lanka – take the highway or take it your way
Sri Lanka is a tropical island traversed far, wide and around by tourists and intrepid travellers alike. The teardrop island is blessed with paradise beaches, exotic wildlife from leopards to blue whales, lush tea plantations, ancient ruins, metropolitan cities, a rich culture and exquisite...
 
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