From tropical shores to hill country tea plantations, this "Berlitz Pocket Guide" provides all the information you need to enjoy the diverse island of Sri Lanka. Clear colour-coded sections enable you to locate the information you need easily and full colour fold-out maps provide instant orientation wherever you are on the island. The most popular attractions are highlighted and include Minneriya and Kaudulla national parks, home to Sri Lanka's Elephant population, Sigiria, the ancient citadel and the monasteries, shrines and Buddhas of Polonnaruwa. Sri Lanka hosts a variety of traditional festivals throughout the year and the useful calendar within this guide will ensure you don't miss out.The guide also features extensive information on shopping, local history and eating out, along with useful vocabulary for ordering food and drinks. Accommodation for all budgets is recommended, along with other practical travel tips. Beautiful colour photographs accompany the text throughout, making this guide a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.