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 From the abundant wildlife and ancient ruins to tea tasting in the cool plantations, Footprint´s fully updated 6th edition will help you get to the heart of this incredible island.