Wishlist Sri Lanka
Collected by Nikki Behrens
Sri Pada / Adam's Peak, Sri Lanka
Located in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka, Sri Pada (also known as Adam's Peak) is revered as a holy site by Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians. The mountain stands out for both its prominence and for the Sri Pada "Sacred Footprint", a...
Polhena Beach, Sri Lanka
Stilt fishing is a tradition on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The fishermen sit on a cross bar called a petta that tied to a vertical pole driven into the coral reef. The men fish with either rods or just string. The catch is either a variety...
Alfred House Rd, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
A black-tiled pool marks the entrance to Geoffrey Bawa’s former office, which now houses the chic Gallery Café. All the Bawa hallmarks are on display here: courtyards, terra-cotta roof tiles, pools, verandahs, and secret nooks. 2 Alfred House Rd.,...
Milagiriya, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Artist Barbara Sansoni launched the brand Barefoot 40 years ago to showcase the island's master textile weavers. Stop by the Galle Road store (it's also a gallery and café) to browse colorful sarongs, scarves, table linens, and shoes. 706 Galle...
Rosmead Pl, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
Owner Shanth Fernando furnished the 10-suite Tintagel hotel with objects from around the world: Chinese trunks, Nepalese rugs, and lacquer tables from Vietnam. Settle into a rattan chair at the alfresco Courtyard restaurant for a sundowner and a...
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
There are few things more enchanting than taking the slow train through the Hill Country of Sri Lanka. We train hopped for a few days from Columbo to Kandy, then from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya. The train is slow, clunky and crowded, but it winds...
357/g,hiribura road,, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
On weekends when the trade winds blow, it seems as if all of Galle heads to the ramparts of the old fort to fly kites and catch up with each other. At one point, there must have been two hundred kites in the sky. It was simply awe-inspiring to see...
Queen Elizabeth Dr, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya is called Little England and the post office in the city center is like the main landmark of the place. The city is like its cool weather which is completely different from the rest of the country. You will not only walkin in a town...
Delighted to awaken from our wee hour airport transfer to a clean-lined, airy reception with expansive views of the Indian ocean and a crisp pool large enough to swim laps in, the tensions from our months of travel subsided within the first few...