Sri Lanka is an island located off the southern tip of India. Formerly known as Ceylon, the country was once a British colony under the Raj and is now independent. Despite the closeness to India, Sri Lanka is noticeably more serene.The Island? idyllic landscape knows as ?he Garden of Eden?is only 270 miles long and 140 miles across. This beautiful country welcomes visitors to experience the nations glittering tapestry of culture, and the rich abundance of natural resources, fauna and flora, mountains, rivers and beautiful beaches. Part of the charm of touring around the island is the unhurried life-style of the people and the sights and sounds of the unexpected. It will make an unforgettable holiday experience on one of the most scenic islands in the world.