Sri Lanka is a traveler’s paradise. You name it, the island has it and in close proximity too! Within a tiny area of 65,610 sqkm2 is a package of varied interests. Starting from Colombo along the coastal belt are the golden beaches that surround the whole island nation, which are of course the main attraction for any tourist. You may travel on to the salubrious hill country through breathtaking scenery in 3 to 5 hours. Each turn unfolding a different visual tapestry. You could proceed on to Sri Lanka’s ancient cities with stupendous monuments, sculptures, carvings, huge man-made lakes and landscaped gardens that have taken pride of place among the treasures of the ancient world. Eight of these sites are listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.