The central highlands are characterized by striking mountains covered in green tea plantations and romantic waterfalls, which peep above a blanket of mist and clouds. Moving northwards towards the North Central Valley of the Kings, the mountains give way to a network of reservoirs and paddy fields. White pagodas and colourful Hindu temples pepper the landscape, and offer an interesting window into the rich culture of the island. The capital Colombo, which is situated on the western coast, is an icon of the country's colonial heritage.
A popular option is creating a bespoke tour to both Sri Lanka and the Maldives; the sensational neighbouring islands perfectly complement each other and can be paired together to create a fantastic tour package.