SRI LANKA - Amangalla exterior, Galle, Sri Lanka, Ampersand Travel
Sri Lanka Amangalle Galle

Unwind at the Amangalla's swimming pool. This grand dame of a hotel is a magnet for the glamorous Galle scene.

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SRI LANKA - Amangalla Zaal

The Amangalla's Zaal is the grandest living room in Sri Lanka and the perfect location for a glamorous party - New Year's Eve celebrations here are incredible!

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SRI LANKA - Amangalla roof bar

Enjoy sundowners at the Amangalla roof bar with views over the walled fort town of Galle

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SRI LANKA - Galle fort

No trip to Sri Lanka would be complete without visiting the 17th century Dutch walled fort town of Galle, so full or character and glamour it is described by some as the St. Tropez of Asia

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SRI LANKA - fishermen

Witness the intriguing and unique Sri Lankan stilt fishermen

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SRI LANKA - Galle town

Observe the sleepy town of Galle from viewpoint of the Amangalla, situated next door to a lovely church

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Sri Lanka, 20 Middle Street, Galle

Treat yourself with a stay at one of Sri Lanka's most exclusive and beautifully designed villas - 20 Middle Street, Galle - which sleeps 6 people, and is situated next door to the Amangalla.

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SRI LANKA - cricket

Try and watch a game of cricket when in Galle or Colombo - Sri Lankans are fanatical about it!

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SRI LANKA - Kahanda Kanda

Drink in the nature all around you at our favourite boutique hotel in Sri Lanka, Kahanda Kanda

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SRI LANKA - Kahanda Kanda bedroom

Each suite at Kahanda Kanda near Galle is different but they have all been immaculately styled by the hugely talented George Cooper, who is also the owner of KK.

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SRI LANKA - Kahanda Kanda living room bar

Kahanda Kanda near Galle is one of Sri Lanka's chicest addresses and a wonderfully stylish spot for an arak sour at the living room bar

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Sri Lanka - tea pickers

Admire the colourful tea pickers in Ceylon's cool central tea plantations

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SRI LANKA - Amanwella.

Base yourself at the Amanwella in Tangalle, a super slick, James Bond-esque beach resort located in the fishing village of Tangalle.

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SRI LANKA - Amanwella Tangalle The South Sri Lanka 18

The Amanwella’s ultra sexy 45-metre infinity pool is back by an elegant restaurant and looks out over a gorgeous coconut grove and the sea beyond. 

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SRI LANKA - Amanwella resort

Amanwella resort in Tangalle is set on one of the island’s most beautiful beaches dotted with local fishing boats and swaying palm trees

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With plenty of open air living and social spaces, the contemporary design of the Amanwella pays homage to Sri Lanka's renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa.

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SRI LANKA - surfing

Sri Lanka is Asia's most up and coming surf spot

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SRI LANKA - Sun House

Enjoy the homely Sun House, great at any time of year and the social hub during the Galle Literary Festival

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SRI LANKA - Yala National Park

Take in the awesome panoramas of Yala National Park in southern Sri Lanka

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SRI LANKA - Yala National Park - leopard

Head to Yala National Park to witness enchanting birdlife, elephants, monkeys, peacocks, crocodiles, buffalo, deer, bears and the highest density in the world of the elusive leopard

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SRI LANKA - Yala National Park (1)

Yala National Park is one of the best wildlife destinations outside of Africa. Explore the park by open-back jeep safari.

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SRI LANKA - Villa Bentota

Set on a former coconut plantation a stone's throw from a dazzling beach is one of Sri Lanka's most sophisticated boutique hotels: the Villa Bentota

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SRI LANKA - Vil Uyana

Vil Uyana resort is one of Sri Lanka's most relaxing eco- havens

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SRI LANKA - Tintagel terrace

Tintagel's terrace restaurant and bar is the ideal spot to unwind after a day of sightseeing in Colombo

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SRI LANKA - Tintagel

Located in the leafy and most desirable area of Colombo 7, Tintagel is an extremely smart boutique hotel that was once home to two prime ministers and a president of Sri Lanka

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SRI LANKA - tea factory guided tour
A tea factory guided tour with Andrew Taylor is a highlight of any trip to the Tea Country 27/54
SRI LANKA - inside the tea factory

Enjoy a private tour of a working tea factory in Sri Lanka's ravishing Bogawantalawa Valley

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SRI LANKA - Castlereagh pool

Take a dip in Castlereagh's lovely swimming pool with views over the lake

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SRI LANKA - Castlereagh Lake views

While away your time gazing at Castlereagh Lake from the living room window at Castlereagh bungalow.

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SRI LANKA - Tangalle market

Soak up the sights, smells and smiles at Tangalle food market which takes place once a week

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SRI LANKA - Sigiriya Monks Lion Rock

Monks at Lion Rock, Sigiriya

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SRI LANKA - Sigiriya Rock

Take in the exhilarating views from the top of Sigiriya Rock

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SRI LANKA - Polonnaruwa
Visit the extraordinary ancient city of Polonnaruwa which was the island's medieval capital between the 11th and 13th century and is a place of architectural marvel 34/54
SRI LANKA - Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Spend a few hours visiting the too-cute Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, either on route from Sigiriya to Kandy or as a day trip from Kandy.

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SRI LANKA - Peredineyah Gardens

Head to the Peredineyah Gardens in Kandy to stroll around luscious gardens and observe local life

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SRI LANKA -Perahera Festival

Experience the Perahera Festival in July / August to witness a fiery procession of bejewelled elephants and traditional costumed dancers

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Sri Lanka - Perahera Festival
The magnificent Perahera Festival 38/54
Sri Lanka - Perahera Festival (1)
Take in the Perahera Festival at the Temple of the Tooth, Sri Lanka's most holy Buddhist temple where it is said that Buddha's tooth is buried 39/54
SRI LANKA - Yapahuwa
Make time to explore the little visited gem of Yapahuwa 40/54
SRI LANKA - Trincomalee

Head to the east coast town of Trincomalee, an up and coming beach resort scattered with charming colourful fishing boats

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SRI LANKA - local cuisine
Ask your driver for a curry pitstop - he will know all the secret roadside eateries with the best local food! 42/54
SRI LANKA - local cuisine - the Ubiquitous rice & curry
Try Sri Lanka's local cuisine, the ubiquitous rice & curry 43/54
Sri Lanka -Dambulla Caves
Enter another world at the wildly atmospheric Dambulla Caves, Sri Lanka's most extraordinary cave temple complex 44/54
SRI LANKA - Kids at Dambulla

Make friends with smiley local school kids playing at Dambulla cave temple

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SRI LANKA - Jaffna local swimming pool
Cool off in Jaffna by visiting a local swimming pool 46/54
SRI LANKA - Heritance Kandalama

Heritance Kandalama - an architectural marvel of a hotel, completely enveloped in vegetation and the centrepiece of the Geoffrey Bawa pilgrimage route

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SRI LANKA - Ulagalla
We highly recommend the 5-star eco-resort of Ulagalla, which is ultra sexy and located within easy reach of the attractions of the Cultural Triangle 48/54
SRI LANKA - tea plantation

Experience a working tea plantation and learn about the process from the field to the factory to the cup

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SRI LANKA - beach

Feast your senses and catch some rays on the curvaceous caramel sands of the south coast

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SRI LANKA - Castlereagh Lake views (1)

Castlereagh Lake in Sri Lanka's central Tea Country, a stone's throw from one of her chicest boutique bungalows, Castlereagh, which is part of the Ceylon Tea Trails.

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SRI LANKA - Club Villa

Club Villa, one of our favourite boutique hotels on the west coast of Bentota

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SRI LANKA - Egg hoppers!
Egg hoppers! A Sri Lankan speciality and a staple at breakfast time 53/54
SRI LANKA - Knuckles Mountain Range Sri Lanka

Venture into the wickedly named Knuckles Mountains! These thick forested mountains are perfect for those who love to hike, mountain bike or explore local villages and discover waterfalls. The flora and fauna is impressive and there are many species of mammals found amongst these forests including elephants, giant squirrels and leopards.

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