Welcome to the truly unique paradise island of Sri Lanka - a beautiful tropical oasis situated off the coast of India and fast becoming a TruTravels favourite. Sri Lanka is home to friendly locals and many millions more incredible animals. Despite being nearly four times smaller than the UK, Sri Lanka packs a punch of lush jungles teeming with life, stunning tropical beaches on all sides, ancient temples to explore, delicious food to absolutely demolish and a truly fascinating history. 2009 marked the end of Sri Lanka's long-standing civil war. Since then it's popularity has skyrocketed, quickly becoming one of the hottest destinations for backpackers and adventure travellers in Asia. You'll take in the unique and scarcely believable Sigiriya Rock Fortress, check out the pictures and no, they aren't Photoshopped! Enjoy the world's best train ride (probably) from Kandy to Ella. Meet Sri Lanka's more exotic residents including monkeys, elephants and if you're lucky, leopards on a jungle safari in Unawatuna. Sri Lanka is perfect for travellers who love nature, cultural experiences, telling stories off the beaten path and making memories not easily forgotten.