What are the most spectacular roads in Sri Lanka?

Tucked away in the waters of the Indian Ocean, to the southeast of the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is an island nation covering 65,610 square kilometers.

Famous for the beaches and forests -the country's coastline stretches for about 1,340 kilometers-, Sri Lanka offers mountain drives as well, so the country must be on your bucket list if you want to drive on spectacular roads. A delightful drive is the road leading to the Diyaluma falls, one of the country's highest waterfalls. Another famous drive is Daha Ata Wanguwa, the 18 Bends Road, located in the Central Province. Despite its name, the road features 17 hairpin bends (not 18). The country features sandy beaches, rocky shores, and mangrove forests, but also mountain ranges.

If you like mountain roads, don’t forget the road to Riverston Peak, a peak at 1.445m (4,740ft) above sea level, in the Central Province. Due to the defiant climate of the country, with distinct wet and dry seasons, influenced by monsoon winds from the Indian Ocean, the country has evident transportation problems during the rainy season.

Daha Ata Wanguwa (18 Bends Road) is a famous drive in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. The road features 17 hairpin bends (not 18).

Diyaluma (also known as Diya Haluma) is a waterfall located in Sri Lanka's Badulla district. At 220m high is the second highest waterfall in the country.

Riverston Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.445m (4,740ft) above the sea level, located in the district of Matale, in the Central Province of Sri Lanka.