Spicy sambals, thronging markets and spirited seaside vibes make Jaffna and its lesser known villages a sensorial adventure. Discover the remote Delft Island swathed in leftover history from the Portuguese and Dutch. Pedal through the Polonnaruwa trails where locals will lead you past sparkling lakes punctuated with old-world fishing techniques. Enjoy a rare haircut in a vintage parlour in Trincomalee while listening to striking war stories from the owner, then visit the temples and spice markets that make this place a storybook spot.