The island of Sri Lanka conjures up images of tea plantations, white-sand beaches backed by coconut palms, and statues of reclining Buddhas. Whilst the pearl-shaped isle does offer all these things, the real Sri Lanka is much richer: Footprint's 6th edition Sri Lanka Handbook will help you travel beyond the tourist trail, from Kandy's Temple of the Tooth to the remote, lagoon-fringed shores of the east.
Great coverage of the top activities and sights in the country, including whale-watching, ayurveda and snorkelling
Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from Jaffna's abandoned islands to spotting elephants in the wild inland national parks
Includes comprehensive information on everything from transport and practicalities to history, culture & landscape
Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget
Full-colour planning section to inspire you and help you find the best experiences