Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is an island country south of India, in the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka is known for its’ rainforests, highlands, sandy beaches and ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century Sigiriya Lion Rock, with its palace and frescoes.
Places to visit in Sri Lanka
The modern capital, Colombo, is a gateway to beach resorts, such as Mirissa, which is a great spot for whale watching safari.
To the southeast, Yala National Park shelters elephant herds and leopards.
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