For timeless ruins steeped in history, rolling surfs, cheap yet delicious food and drink, fun train rides and famous teas, pack your bags and head to Sri Lanka. The best part about this country is the sheer range it has to offer – from picturesque mountains to sunny relaxed beaches, Sri Lanka is a great mix of luxury but within a budget! • Average temperature in summer: 31 degrees Celsius • Known for: Beaches, Trekking, Shopping, Seafood • Airport to arrive: Colombo International Airport Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is in Southern Asia. It is an island country in the Indian Ocean, south of India. Sri Lanka officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as is an island country in South Asia near south-east India. A diverse and multicultural country, Sri Lanka is home to many religions, ethnic groups, and languages.In addition to the majority Sinhalese, it is home to large groups of Sri Lankan and Indian Tamils, Moors, Burghers, Malays, Kaffirs and the aboriginal Vedda.Sri Lanka has a rich Buddhist heritage, and the first known Buddhist writings of Sri Lanka, the Pāli Canon, dates back to the Fourth Buddhist council in 29 BC.