Sri Lanka is a teardrop shaped island brimming with green landscapes, ancient treasures and a large dose of friendly tropical warmth – be it weather, smiles, sunshine or palm-fringed beaches. Enjoying 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 is a fusion of Portuguese, Dutch, British, Malay and Indian influences. Hoppers, Kottu rotti, Jaffna crab curry, Lamprais, coconut sambal and the country’s staple food – rice along with fragrant curries are the highlights of Sri Lankan Cuisine. Added to all this culture, Sri Lanka offers amazing value for money and a relaxed, friendly vibe. These are but a few of the reasons as to why Sri Lanka is a hit.