Where else in the world can you snorkel off golden-sand beaches by day and search for leopards at nightfall? Sri Lanka is small in area (just half the size of England) but rich in wildlife - home to the continent's largest land mammal, the Asian elephant, and many colourful species of reptile, bird and amphibian, including the endemic Serendib scops owl and the black-lipped lizard. Written by one of Sri Lanka's leading wildlife experts and photographers, this guide - beautifully illustrated with over 120 colour pictures - is the perfect introduction to the best of the island's flora and fauna, showing you what to look for when and where.
In this addition to Bradt's popular wildlife guides, naturalist and wildlife photographer Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne sets out to show visitors the incredible diversity of this small island nation. Sri Lanka is home to elephants, leopards, bears, and water buffalo and boasts one of the highest species densities of marine mammals in the world. An ideal field guide and armchair read, this book is illustrated with color photographs of species and includes maps charting animal habitats to aid identification. Features include: *Habitats and reserves--what species can be observed where, including nighttime viewing*Coverage of both terrestrial and marine animals from "big game" and whales to butterflies, dragonflies, and lizards*Itineraries for wildlife enthusiasts*Stunning color photographs throughout plus photography tips
The civil war has ended, 2011 has been declared ‘Visit Sri Lanka Year’ and all regions of this ‘resplendent land’ are now accessible to visitors. The island offers everything from snorkelling and sandy beaches to golf and hill country tea plantations; from game park photographic safaris to white-water rafting; from ancient temples and ruins to shopping opportunities in Colombo’s bustling streets. Author Royston Ellis combines experience with enthusiasm to help visitors get the most from this magical isle, with accommodation ideas to suit all budgets; from cheap guesthouses to boutique villa luxury. Watch the national cricket team while enjoying a cup of the world’s finest tea, admire colonial architecture or visit World Heritage sites; everyone will find something to admire in this enchanting ‘tiny teardrop’. ‘An engaging written companion with practical information of the sort only a resident could impart.’Book magazine for librarians
A compact, easy-to-use bird identification guide for any nature watcher on a visit to Sri Lanka, a rich and satisfying destination for watching birds with more than 430 species identified on the island. A total of 252 species is described here in detail, from the Black-rumped Flameback to the Ceylon Blue Magpie. All of these birds are clearly illustrated in a collection of specially commissioned colour photographs. With almost 300 full-colour photographs, easy-to-use thumbnail family silhouettes, a regional distribution map and handy tips on the best birding localities. Illustrated with clear colour photography and brief but authoritative descriptions the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of birds and animals from each region that the traveller is most likely to see, as well as those that are genuinely endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities. The genuine pocket size allow the books to be carried around on trips and excursions and will take up minimal rucksack and suitcase space.
Wildlife tourism is a growing multimillion-dollar industry within the hospitality and tourism industry. Wildlife tourism, in its simplest sense, is the creation of tour packages for watching wild animals in their natural habitats, and is particularly important in African and South American countries, Australia, India, Canada, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Maldives, among others. This new book brings together the best voices in the field of wildlife tourism and provides a key understanding of wildlife tourism. It explores many important aspects of wildlife to date with related implications for various sectors, such as technology, education, corporations, and policymaking.
The Rough Guide to Sri Lanka is the definitive travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions Sri Lanka has to offer. Get the low-down on one of the worlds most beautiful islands, with in-depth coverage of Sri Lanka's superb beaches, magnificent wildlife, verdant tea plantations and majestic Buddhist remains. The guide includes practical information on getting there and around, plus reviews of the best Sri Lanka hotels, from serene oceanside Ayurveda retreats to atmospheric colonial-era tea estate bungalows, and Sri Lanka restaurants, bars and Sri Lankan shopping for all budgets. You'll find introductory sections on Sri Lanka food, drink, health, cultural customs and outdoor activities as well as specialist Sri Lanka tour operators and colour inserts on tea, Buddhism and the island's highlights with inspirational colour photography throughout . Rely on expert background on everything from the history of the ancient Buddhist kingdoms through to the contemporary political scene in Sri Lanka and traditional Sri Lankan dance. Explore all corners of this fascinating country with the clearest Sri Lanka maps of any guide. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Sri Lanka
Comprised of 200 miles of fine white sand beaches bordering turquoise seas, the 40 islands of the Turks and Caicos (TCI) - historically seen as an appendage of the Bahamas - form a unique Caribbean archipelago.With a pleasant climate all year round, TCI is one of the world's top destinations for diving and snorkelling. With coral reef reaching depths of more than 7,000ft, TCI is world-renowned for its wall diving. Turks and Caicos Islands also reveals the islands' lesser-known terrestrial attractions. Soak up Bermudian architecture in the historical old capital, Cockburn Town; visit one of the best museums in the Caribbean, inspired by the oldest shipwreck in the Americas at Molasses Reef; or simply unwind on one of the country's idyllic beaches.