The Best of Sri Lanka

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In Sanskrit ‘Sri Lanka’ translates as ‘resplendent island’ but, before its modern name and evocative ‘Ceylon’, this country was known as ‘Serendib’, inspired through the 18th century writings of Horace Walpole the word ‘serendipity’ – the fortunate discovery of unexpected pleasures. This latter description is perhaps the most apt, as visitors to this teardrop-shaped Indian Ocean island may happen across magnificent fortresses atop mountains of rock, ancient capitals in the midst of dense forest land, cool hillside villages producing the world’s best tea, elephants roaming beautiful national parks, and gentle reminders of a British colonial past.