The island of Sri Lanka lies in the Indian Ocean, to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal. It lies some 31 kilometres from the Indian subcontinent, separated from the mainland by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. With a tropical and warm climate, average yearly temperatures range from 28 °C (82 °F) to nearly 31 °C (88 °F). With a plurality of religions, many fascinating temples dot the lush landscape. With heavy outside culinary influences Sri Lanka's cuisine (and its music) is delightfully eclectic and varied.
Visitors will be surprised at the breadth of attractions to visit in Sri Lanka.
Apart from being a tropical island, which offer all the attractions related to this status – Sri Lanka has a long and rich cultural, religious and artistic history. The island's Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity has resulted in many temples, mosques and churches which nowadays offer great tourist draws.
The customary diet in Sri Lanka is based on rice and curry, as in almost every country in Asia. But influences from the Dutch, the Portuguese and the English as well as Middle Eastern countries have made Sri Lanka's cuisine into a fascinating hybrid over time.
Being a large, tropical island, Sri Lanka offers the usual activities that Westerners dream about: water sports include rafting, snorkeling, diving, surfing and sailing, while land activities feature golf, yoga, bird-watching and trekking. There's something to do or discover for everyone in Sri Lanka, so please check out the activities available.