SRI LANKA - Amanwella resort layer

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

SRI LANKA Beautiful Male Indian Peacock Showing Its Feathers
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 - 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 - tea pickers

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

SRI LANKA - fishermen

Witness the intriguing and unique Sri Lankan stilt fishermen

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.

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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Enter another world at the wildly atmospheric Dambulla Caves, Sri Lanka's most extraordinary cave temple complex 11/52
SRI LANKA - cricket

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

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

SRI LANKA -Perahera Festival

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

SRI LANKA - Vil Uyana

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

SRI LANKA - Tintagel terrace

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

SRI LANKA - tea factory guided tour
A tea factory guided tour with Andrew Taylor is a highlight of any trip to the Tea Country 17/52
SRI LANKA - Castlereagh pool

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

SRI LANKA - Tangalle market

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

SRI LANKA - Sigiriya Monks Lion Rock

Monks at Lion Rock, Sigiriya

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 21/52
SRI LANKA - Peredineyah Gardens

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

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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 23/52
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The magnificent Perahera Festival 24/52
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

SRI LANKA - Yapahuwa
Make time to explore the little visited gem of Yapahuwa 26/52
SRI LANKA - local cuisine - the Ubiquitous rice & curry
Try Sri Lanka's local cuisine, the ubiquitous rice & curry 27/52
SRI LANKA - local cuisine
Ask your driver for a curry pitstop - he will know all the secret roadside eateries with the best local food! 28/52
SRI LANKA - Kids at Dambulla

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

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

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.

SRI LANKA - Kahanda Kanda

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

SRI LANKA - Jaffna local swimming pool
Cool off in Jaffna by visiting a local swimming pool 33/52
SRI LANKA - inside the tea factory

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

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

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 36/52
SRI LANKA - tea plantation

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

SRI LANKA - Sigiriya Rock

Take in the exhilarating views from the top of Sigiriya Rock

SRI LANKA - Sun House

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

SRI LANKA - Amangalla roof bar

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

SRI LANKA - Club Villa

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

SRI LANKA - Castlereagh Lake views

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

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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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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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.

SRI LANKA - surfing

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

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!

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

Amangalla is steeped in history: once home to a Dutch commander and a billet for British soldiers, it has been revamped by Kerry Hill who has maintained the unique history of the building allowing you step right back to Galle’s colonial heyday.

SRI LANKA - Yala National Park

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

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.

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.

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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The mango-shaped island of Sri Lanka is ripe for exploration. Tropical white-sand bays rim the south coast of the island and inland the cool Tea Country provides opportunities for gentle walks among the verdant hills. Further north, the Cultural Triangle showcases Sri Lanka’s fascinating history with its ancient ruins, ornate cave temples and logic-defying sacred sites. The northeast and northwest coasts are developing into exciting new beach resorts, which means in terms of seasonal weather patterns, you can now have a slice of Sri Lankan sunshine year-round.

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Adam's Peak

Adams Peak Sri Lanka

Located in the south of Sri Lanka’s emerald-green Hill Country, Adam’s Peak stands proud at 2,243 metres tall and has...

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Ambalangoda Sri Lanka

Located in Galle District, Ambalangoda is a small coastal town in southern Sri Lanka. The town is close to some...

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Anamaduwa Sri Lanka

Anamaduwa is a small town situated in the Putlam District of Sri Lanka. Only a 2 hour drive from Colombo,...

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Anuradhapura Sri Lanka 1

  Anuradhapura is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Summer Holiday Destinations in Asia. The sprawling ancient city of Anuradhapura is full of...

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Balapitiya Sri Lanka 2

A traditional fishing village with a golden sand beach, Balapitiya also sits on the Madu Ganga (River) estuary, connected to...

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Bandarawela Sri Lanka

The bustling hill town of Bandarawela is, like Nuwara Eliya, in the cool Central Highlands, though it is further south...

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Bentota Sri Lanka

Around 60 kilometres south of Colombo and bridging the Bentota River as it reaches the coast, Bentota was an early...

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Bogawantalawa Valley

Bogawantalawa Valley Sri Lanka

The Bogawantalawa Valley lies within the lush emerald-green Central Highlands of Sri Lanka and is known as ‘the Golden Valley...

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Bolgoda Lake

Bolgoda Lake, Sri Lanka

Only 45 minutes' drive due south of Colombo, this 400-square-kilometre wetland consists of two lakes - North Lake and South...

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Buttala Sri Lanka 3

Buttala, north of Kataragama and fringing Yala National Park, is known as the rice bowl of Sri Lanka. The region...

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Colombo Sri Lanka 1

Sri Lanka's former capital (the modern capital is next-door Sri Jayawardenpura Kotte) has one of the most perfect settings in...

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Dambulla Sri Lanka

This is Sri Lankas greatest Cave Temple complex; the walls are alive with frescoes of religious and secular scenes and...

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Tea Trails 3

Set in the heart of the hill country an hour and a half south of Kandy, Deltota is a charming...

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Ella sits right within the verdant Hill Country that Sri Lanka is famed for, making it an ideal destination for...

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Gal Oya National Park

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Gal Oya National Park is a secluded wildlife paradise and has some of the most beautiful landscapes in Sri Lanka....

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Like Colombo, Galle was a thriving port long before colonial times; on the southwest of the country, it attracted Arabs,...

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Thotalagala Haputale Sri Lanka 3

Situated in Sri Lanka’s spectacular hill country, Haputale is perfectly situated for hiking in the mystically beautiful Horton Plains national...

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Horton Plains

Horton Plains Sri Lanka 3

This high grassland plateau (1,800 to 2,160 metres above sea level) became a national park, The Peak Wilderness Sanctuary, in...

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Kalpitiya Sri Lanka

Kalpitiya is located on the West Coast, four hours north of Colombo. A dry and hot part of the island,...

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Kandalama Sri Lanka

Kandalama is a beautiful ancient man-made lake close to Sigiriya and Dambulla. Located on its shores is the famous Kandalama...

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SRI LANKA - Peredineyah Gardens

Kandy was the last royal capital and it is one of the most charming towns in Sri Lanka, famous for...

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Kataragama is the most mystical of temple towns in Sri Lanka, and for over 2,000 years it has been a...

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Kitulgala Sri Lanka

Kitulgala - which is named after the sago palms that surround it - is in the low hills to the...

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Knuckles Mountain Range

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Stretching over 155 square kilometres of striking landscape, the Knuckles Mountain Range is a conservation area right in the heart...

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Jungle Beach Kuchaveli Sri Lanka 7

On Sri Lanka's stunning east coast just to the north of Trincomalee, Kuchchaveli is a small quiet village in a relatively...

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Kumana National Park

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Spread over an area of 356 square kilometres, Kumana National Park is a hidden gem for wildlife enthusiasts. This less...

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Matale Sri Lanka 3

Located in the heart of Sri Lanka, between Kandy and Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, and surrounded by the Knuckles mountain...

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Minneriya National Park

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Located in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, Minneriya’s scenery offers just the kind of respite one might be...

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Mirissa Sri Lanka

Located 4km southeast of Weligama, Mirissa is a laid-back beach town, stretching along the golden Sri Lankan sands. Its visitors...

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Negombo Sri Lanka

Located close to the international airport Negombo is the principle beach resort north of Colombo. It has a picturesque lagoon,...

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Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka

The cool, misty hill station of Nuwara Eliya (pronounced Noor elia) was first established as a summer retreat by the...

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A pristine stretch of beach, Pasikuda Bay fronts the turquoise waters on the East Coast of Sri Lanka. Located between Trincomalee...

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Back Of Beyond Pidurangala Sri Lanka 1

Two kilometres from Sigiriya, Pidurangala is a large rock outcrop home to the Pidurangala Royal Cave Temple and the Pidurangala...

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Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

The extraordinary ancient city of Polonnaruwa was the island's medieval capital between the 11th and 13th century. Built alongside a...

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Ritigala Sri Lanka 1

Legends swirl around the mountain of Ritigala, which towers like a pile of huge, sculptural granite blocks over the surrounding...

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SRI LANKA - Sigiriya Monks Lion Rock

There are few more impressive sights in the world than the 370-metre-high rock citadel of Sigiriya, a UNESCO World Heritage....

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Sinharaja Sri Lanka 1

This 8,800-hectare reserve, near the gem-mining town of Ratnapura, in the far south of Sri Lanka, is vitally important as...

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Tangalle Sri Lanka 1

Tangalle is a small fishing village on the southernmost coast of the island and is best known for its beautiful...

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Trincomalee Sri Lanka 1

  Trincomalee is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Summer Holiday Destinations in Asia. The largest town on Sri Lanka's up-and-coming eastern coast,...

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Udawalawe National Park

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Udawalawe National Park is a 119-square mile wildlife sanctuary, centred around a large reservoir and situated on the Walawe River...

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Wadduwa Sri Lanka

Wadduwa is located on the Southwest coast of Sri Lanka. Within a close distance of Colombo, Beruwela and Bentota, Wadduwa...

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Cape Weligama Weligama Sri Lanka 3

Weligama is a bustling coastal town roughly a 40 minute drive east of Galle, on the most southern tip of...

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Wilpattu National Park

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Wilpattu National Park is a unique park located on the north east of the island and it is virtually off-the-beaten...

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Yala National Park

SRI LANKA - Yala National Park - leopard

For centuries, Yala National Park has been revered as an unparalleled testament to the beauty of the wild in its...

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A small town conveniently located at the crossroads to the hill country and the east coast, Wellawaya is a handy...

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So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
Ampersand’s details preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet/direct booking age. Shalmali was a delight to work with – before and during our trip.
- Mr David Wallace, North India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
We have been on expensive and luxurious holidays in the past, but the service and communication Ampersand has provided has far exceeded those offered by other agencies.
- Susan Ford, India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India

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