In pictures: Sri Lanka’s hill country
THE high country of Sri Lanka is a verdant carpet of misty mountains, tea plantations, cool air, forested hills, old colonial hotels and wonderful landscapes. The region is often a welcome respite for travelers from the humid tropical coasts of Asia. And the picturesque settings, laid-back nature and natural beauty of the region is a highlight, plus there’s plenty of history and culture on offer too. Here are some images to highlight the region from Kandy, Bogawantalawa and Bandarawela.
Sri Lanka long has been described as a paradise by travellers.
~ John Richardson
Adam’s Peak: One of the vastest and most reverenced cathedrals of the human race.
~ John Still
For a small island, Sri Lanka has many nicknames: Serendib, Ceylon, Teardrop of India, Resplendent Isle, Island of Dharma, Pearl of the Orient. This colourful collection reveals its richness and beauty, and the intensity of the affection it evokes in its visitors.
All images by Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com