Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time. It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoilt.
Few places in the world can offer the traveller such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, famous tea and flavourful food, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location.
Sri Lanka has found its place on the itineraries of ever more travellers. Several years after the war ended, the country is moving forward quickly. Lying between the more trodden parts of India and Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka’s myriad appeals are undeniably alluring.
Interesting facts about Sri Lanka:
- Sri Lanka is known as both the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean’ and the ‘teardrop of India’ due to its shape.
- Because the country has lots of waterfalls, most of Sri Lanka’s electricity is powered by hydro-powered energy.
- n Sri Lanka, when someone shakes their head from side to side with a slight wiggle, it actually means “yes.”