Travel Pictorial - Country or Natural Wonder

Always browse any or all Travel Pictorial books about a country, region or a natural wonder of the world . You will find excellent photography to view at leisure. Check out any bookstore or library ( lending or reference ).

Travel Guide(s) - Country, Region or City

Always glance through any Travel Guide for the region you are planning to visit. You will always find some nuggat of useful information. The layout and content will always vary with the publisher. Every traveller should make it a priority to browse one or all of the guides listed below. It will be a great education to browse the layout and view the excellent photography. You decide which of the travel guide(s)  you like the best.

  • Rough Guides
  • Insight / Discovery Channel Travel Guide(s)
  • Lonely Planet Guide(s)
  • AA Explorer, AA Key or AA Spiral Guide(s)
  • Note: You will find about thirteen ( 13+ ) other publishing companies  travel guides in bookstores.  

Travel Books - Children or Junior

Browse the children's or junior section of your local library for travel and geography guides. You will find a variety of guides to countries, regions or natural wonders of the world. The majority of these guides will be less than fifty pages in length. They will contain an excellent overview of a country etc. They are an excellent introduction to travel for a novice traveller.

Other Books

"Round the Tea Totum: When Sri Lanka Was Ceylon" by David Ebbels is an outstanding description of life in Sri Lanka before and after independence.  Ebbels is the son of a tea estate manager who was a child in Sri Lanka, went to high school in Australia, and became an assistant tea estate manager for 6 years in the 1950s.  The book is a delight to read for its information on the culture, the tea business, geography, plants, animals, and birds, as well as its good humor.  The book was only published in 2006 and benefits from evident research in sources beyond his own memory.  Recommended for anyone interested in or travelling to Sri Lanka.

"Tamil Tigress" by Niromi de Soyza

"Still Counting the Dead: Survivors of Sri Lanka's Hidden War" by Frances Harrison 

Travel DVD or Video Viewing

  • These are a few ideas for finding Travel DVD's in your local area.

  • Local Video Rental Store
  • Local Library - Travel Video or DVD
  • Any large music store will have a range of travel DVD's or  Video's on sale.
  • Travel Video Store has an excellent internet site.
  • BBC Video series website section
  • Pilot Travel Guide series 
  • National  Geographic Travel DVD or Video Series
  • Escorted Tour Companies  DVD or Video's  e.g. Rick Steves' 
  • National Tourist Bureaus MAY have a introduction Video or DVD on offer  or Photo Gallery on their Internet site

A few recomended websites to make a perfect trip.

Nuwara Eliya : 

Sigiriya:  Sigiriya Rock Fortress of King Kasyapa