About Sri Lanka
Sparkling like an emerald tossed into the sea, Sri Lanka is an enchanting tropical island of charm, culture, and unbroken tradition. The combination of blissfully uncrowded, picture postcard palm-fringed beaches, with miles of coastline, quaint colonial hill stations, exotic tea and spice plantations, exciting jungle wildlife, and a vibrant atmosphere makes this island off the southern coast of India a much-loved destination. Sri Lanka has an array of activities including white water rafting, scuba diving, mountain climbing, eco-adventures and trekking.
Yala National Park, the most famous reserve in Sri Lanka, is celebrated for its elephants, birdlife, bears, crocodiles and especially leopard. The island has one of the longest documented histories in the world: 3,000 years of Sri Lanka's rich culture reflecting the influences of Sinhalese Buddhist, Indian, Dutch, Portuguese and British communities on the island. Highlights include the lion rock of Mount Sigiriya and the ruined cities of Anaradhapura and Polonnuruwa, the thriving capital Colombo and the delightful hill town of Kandy, home of the spectacular golden-roofed Dalada Maligawa, where the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha is enshrined.