Sri Lanka is a teardrop shaped island brimming with green landscapes, ancient treasures and a large dose of friendly tropical warmth both in terms of weather, smiles, sunshine and palm-fringed beaches. Beautiful green interiors, taking in ancient sights, staying on a colonial tea plantation, immersing yourself in the Buddhist spirituality at temples and shrines or visiting historic coastal towns such as Galle is but a smidgen of what Sri Lanka offers. Its national parks offer innumerable opportunities for wildlife-spotting. Amazing opportunities to see leopards in the wild, colourful bird life, or whales off the coast. The beaches are stunning, and the cuisine which is a fusion of Portuguese, Dutch, British, Malay and Indian influences. Hoppers, Kottu rotti, Tamil crab, Lamprais and coconut sambal accompany the staple of rice and fragrant curry. Added to all this culture, Sri Lanka offers amazing value for money and a relaxed, friendly vibe. These are but a few of the reason as to why Sri Lanka is a hit.