Sri Lanka is an island to be toured. Hire a driver and car for a week or two to savour the charms of the Teardrop Island that falls from India’s south-east coast. Though travel on Sri Lanka’s pock-marked roads – where overflowing buses, bikes, cows, goats, trucks, tuk-tuks and even elephants compete with cars – can be wearing. You will need some sanctuaries.
Here, from sub-drenched coast through to Sri Lanka’s mile high-tea country, is a selection of blissful places to rest and recharge as you discover Sri Lanka at your own pace.
Rosyth Estate House, Kegalle
Merely two hours from Colombo’s frenetic airport, Rosyth Estate House is a blissful landing pad for those flying into Sri Lanka. Owners Neil and Farzana Dobbs will arrange for a car
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