<p><br> A long line of lights illuminates the path to the summit of Adam's Peak during the Poya Festival in the Central Highlands of <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/sri-lanka-guide/">Sri Lanka</a>. This mountainous, mist-draped realm has long been popular with backpackers and other adventurers for its tea plantations and rain forest preserves. The Central Highlands recently were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list.</p>

Poya Festival


A long line of lights illuminates the path to the summit of Adam's Peak during the Poya Festival in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. This mountainous, mist-draped realm has long been popular with backpackers and other adventurers for its tea plantations and rain forest preserves. The Central Highlands recently were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

Photograph by Greg Elms, Getty Images

Best Trips 2012: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's hill country features stunning scenery, tea plantations, and ancient Buddhist temples.

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