Sri Lanka is one of the most enchanting places on the planet, an island of serendipity. It surprises you with its intense diversity. Its mix of culture, religions, people, landscapes, wildlife and cuisines offers an incredible range of experiences, which is expanding all the time in the now-peaceful climate. It is easy to get around – even a short trip could encompass golden beaches, rainforests, tea plantations and mountain ranges. But Sri Lanka is not just naturally beautiful; there are ancient cities, shrines sacred to different faiths, granite-carved fortresses and delicious food. With 16 national parks and eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it is a country that is rich in culture, natural splendor and hospitality, just waiting to be rediscovered.