Sri Lanka Handbook (Hardcover)

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A tiny country of outstanding natural beauty and incredible history, Sri Lanka has been charming visitors for years. Having been missing from the bookshelves for some time, Footprint's 5th edition Handbook has been thoroughly revised and updated with everything you need to know about traveling around this beautiful island. From the buzzing capital and foodie's paradise Colombo, to the many national wildlife parks and endless glorious beaches, this is the perfect companion for anyone wanting delves a little deeper into this fascinating and deeply traditional island. Beautiful beaches, lush tea plantations and spectacular national parks this book has it all Stunning color photos to inspire you plus full-color maps to help you plan your trip Includes carefully selected itineraries giving you advice on how to get the best out of your stay whether you re travelling for one week, two weeks or over three weeks Provides extensive, thoroughly researched information which will help you plan your trip as well as advise you on the ground The heart of the guide is broken down by region and covers Colombo, West & Northwest, The South, Kandy and the Highlands, Ancient Cities, The East, Jaffna and the North Each region has an overview map, local information on how to get around with transport and street maps where relevant, a short history of the region, thorough advice on what to see and do and a directory of key local information on banks, embassies, internet cafes, medical and services Full-color mini atlas which has maps of each region to help you get your bearingsFrom the abundant wildlife and ancient ruins to the full moon festivities and honeymoon hideaways, Footprint's fully updated 5th edition will help you get to the heart of this incredible island.

About the Author


When Sara Chare first travelled to Asia in 2007 she returned home with a backpack full of colored cloth, beads and recipes. The delicately spiced meals are a rarity and the Khmer lessons never came to pass, but she ll make any excuse to re-visit the continent. Having recently returned from a mammoth trip of Australia exploring out-of-the-way Outback towns and more accessible tourist hot spots, she traded in her Akubra and camper for a sarong and as much curry as she could eat, and travelled Sri Lanka for Footprint. When she s not bartering with tuk-tuk drivers or slapping on the sunscreen she works in publishing and lives in the UK."


Product Details
ISBN: 9781907263521
ISBN-10: 1907263527
Publisher: Footprint Handbooks
Publication Date: January 24th, 2012
Pages: 426
Language: English
Series: Footprint Sri Lanka Handbook