Formerly known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka is home to many beaches, lagoons, mountains, forests, cities, towns and seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Located off the foot of the Indian sub-continent, Sri Lanka, an island nation within the Indian Ocean is also a popular international tourist destination. Displaying a 2,500 year old continuous written history, tourism plays an important role in the national economy along with the production and export of tea, rubber, coffee, sugar and other agricultural commodities.
Featuring a tropical climate where you can expect rains at any time, Sri Lankan terrain largely consists of low, flat to rolling plains with mountains scattered in the south-central interior. Comprising of Sinhalese and Tamil populations, Sri Lanka is predominantly Buddhist along with minority Christians, Muslims and Hindus. Apart from the regular tourism opportunities of site seeing and holidaying, various other adventure sports that can become a part of your Sri Lankan tour includes diving, surfing, boating, fishing, trekking and white water rafting activities.