Tropical islands don’t come much more spectacular than Sri Lanka. Situated just off the coast of India, the island is influenced by its neighbour but boasts its own identity; one defined by its amazing landscapes and warm people. Take this as your cue to go now.
If you need one reason to visit Sri Lanka, make it this: there’s a total of eight Unesco World Heritage Sites to check out. Seek out colonial fortresses, verdant rainforests and wondrous tea plantations, plus ancient temples hidden in caves and sitting proudly on soaring peaks. Sights like these are commonplace in Sri Lanka, so expect to be stopped in your tracks. There’s also lots for wildlife lovers to be in awe of here in Sri Lanka. Make your trip unforgettable with a safari and spot elephants bathing in watering holes, water buffaloes grazing and leopards lazing in shady trees.
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