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Off the beaten track in Sri Lanka – the undiscovered temple in the rocks
The city of Kandy in Sri Lanka is synonymous with the temple that houses the Buddha's tooth relic but one can go off the beaten track to discover another, hidden away in a cave: quieter, calmer, but rich in history and aesthetic. Beginnings Degaldaruwa Raja Maha Viharaya began construction in...
 
Top 8 unforgettable Tangalle Beach experiences in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is in the news for all the right reasons and is now top of the list of all South Asian itineraries. For a country that offers a multitude of experiences, flavours and locations, its coastal attractions are proving to be the most popular. Tangalle is a quieter option away from the...
 
5 unforgettable silver wedding anniversary holidays
Twenty-five years is an incredible milestone that should be acknowledged in every marriage. You've put a lot of time, patience and love into your marriage, so it's about time you both treated yourselves to a well-earned celebration holiday! This is your opportunity to reminisce about the...
 
Top 5 experiences to celebrate Ceylon tea
Ceylon tea turns 150 years old in 2017 and tea enthusiasts the world over are celebrating the humble cup of pekoe. A marketers dream, Ceylon is synonymous with tea, each sip of its distinctly full flavour kindles images of undulating, lush tea fields and smiling leaf pluckers through the mist of...
 
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...
 
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