Sri Lanka, earlier known as Ceylon is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean in South Asia.
It shares marine borders with India to the northwest and to the southwest with Maldives. This tropical island has a rich historical background. It is in Sri Lanka that the real soul of Buddhism is developing rapidly and successfully. Sri Lanka is known for its untouched natural beauty in abundance.
Sri Lanka is one of the remarkable places to visit as it has a perfect blend of spectacular landscapes, golden beaches, attractive and rich cultural heritage to provide with unique traveling experiences. It has around 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites within an area of 65,610 km. It has long stretches of beach in a coastline of 1,330 km.
Sri Lanka also has 15 national parks that shelter exotic wildlife and is known for having the highest density of leopards in the world. Lush greenery in the form of tea-estate covering an area of 500,000 acres and 250 acres of botanical gardens can be seen in Sri Lanka. There are 25,000 water bodies and 350 of waterfalls that enhance the beauty of the nation.
Sri Lanka'’'s culture is more than 2,500 years old. It was also famous as Serendib, Taprobane, and the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. The South – East Asian island nation of Sri Lanka is unique in many ways. Ancient ruins of over 2,000 years, timeless temples, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the oldest tree ever planted by a human, and ssive elephants everywhere! If you’re planning a trip to Southeast Asia or a holiday in 2020 in Asia, then this country must be on the bucket list.
There is much to do and see in Sri Lanka – spice plantations, tea gardens, exotic fruit gardens, national parks and sanctuaries,, rainforests, and definitely sailing off the Negombo coast.