Sri Lanka – the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, Paradise Island, or the Teardrop of India. Yes, the Ceylon itself with its new name and countless nicknames… Ancient ruins, lush green tea plantations, palm-tree-covered beaches, and incredible wildlife. Country where you can see the world’s largest land mammal, the elephant, and the largest marine mammal, the blue whale. More than a hundred species of mammals, 400 birds, butterflies, snakes, and lizards. Here is even the world’s oldest human planted tree, which mother tree is the one under which Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment, and the holy mountain, which is known for the sacred footprint – the footprint that is left by the Buddha in Buddhism, by Lord Shiva in Hinduism and by Adam in Christianity. Trek in the mountains, surf in the ocean, explore historical sites, and go for a safari tour! This is a rich and fascinating country!