b'TEA PLANTATIONSRI LANKAS LEOPARDS AND TEMPLES15 DAYS FROM 2,595Explore Sri Lanka, a land of pristine beaches, coconut and cinnamon plantations, peaceful lagoons and famous tea. Its many glorious attractions, from its coastal cities and elusive leopards to its ancient palaces and Buddhist monuments, are uncovered as we tour across this beautiful country as part of a small group.BY RAIL TO NANU OYAOur journey to Nanu Oya takes us along the Uda Pusellawa Railway. From our seats, we marvel at the stunning scenery; views of paddy fields lined with palm trees, before climbing into the mountains where the train navigates a series of slopes in preparation to cross the stunning Mahaweli Valley. Passing towns that seem to slowly emerge from the jungle, we enjoy a taste of rural Sri Lankan life with the chance to buy authentic local snacks on board. One of the highlights of our journey has to be the incredible Nine Arches Bridge, known locally as the bridge in the sky, a colonial-era viaduct surrounded by lush greenery and tiered tea plantations. 80 INDIAN SUBCONTINENT'