Remote beaches, hikes to timeless ruins and cycling through national parks all feature in our readers’ recommendations of the best things to do and see Sri Lanka
To get your wildlife hit, avoid the crowds and entrance fees and cycle on the public B35, through Yala national park. Get moving at dawn and see a whole host of wildlife, from mongoose and water buffalo to giant squirrels and crocodiles – we even got chased by a wild elephant! Settle down afterwards with some hoppers: fermented coconut milk pancakes, or roti with spicy sambal. Meals with the locals are under £1 a go and get the taste buds pumping every time.