Despite extensive land clearing for agriculture, there are still pockets of national parks and biosphere reserves around the country that hold much flora and fauna, including herds of wild elephants, deer and a wide range of birds.Sri Lanka’s remaining forests and protected areas are rich in biological diversity and remain popular with tourists looking for wildlife and adventure.Whether you're sampling street food, savouring a cheap eat or indulging in a banquet, there are endless options to choose from wherever you are in the world.Sri Lankan curries are among the hottest in the world, but don’t let that put you off.Various religious festivals and holy times are celebrated regularly in Sri Lanka, from large nationwide holidays to local village celebrations.As a fairly conservative nation, most locals dress modestly and displays of affection are not considered appropriate in public.
These egg-filled crepe-like wonders can usually be found at breakfast buffets.
Tea is served with milk and sugar almost everywhere in Sri Lanka, mainly at breakfast and during the day.
Situated in the Indian Ocean, the island of Sri Lanka lies just under the Indian subcontinent, to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal.
English sailors, Dutch traders, Portuguese spice merchants – they’ve all called Sri Lanka home.
And they left behind a colonial legacy that makes this tea-scented spice island a historical goldmine.