Sri Lanka, the jewel of the Indian Ocean, is a teardrop shaped island at the foot of the Indian subcontinent. Previously known as Ceylon till 1972, Sri Lanka has a documented history of over 3,000 years. Bridging the subcontinent and the ocean, this country used to be a strategic part of the ancient Silk Road, and is now home to many ethnicities, languages, and religions.
Sri Lanka is blessed with beautiful beaches, rain forests, rivers and highlands. It produces an abundance of high-quality tea, rubber, and cinnamon. It also has the highest biodiversity density in Asia. In famous national parks such as Yala and Wilpattu, guests can see a variety of wild animals - from elephants and leopards, to crocodiles and water birds. Along the white sand beaches, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, whale and dolphin watching are among the most popular activities. When visiting the southern coast during sunset, noon or sunrise, tourists may have the chance to experience stilt fishing, a unique but rapidly vanishing fishing practice.
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Kerala, the tropical paradise of India, is loved and praised by many as "God's Own Country". From cascades of greenery on the Western Ghats, this slender costal state reaches to the Arabian Sea, boasting diverse natural beauty and vibrant traditions.
Wayuu women have become today's world-renowned master weavers. Their mochila, a type of shoulder bag decorated with vibrant one-of-a-kind patterns, hangs comfortably thanks to its sturdy belt straps and displays character with its chunky pom-poms, is catching the eyes of fashionistas across the world. A mochila bag can take up to one month to complete by its maker, using the weaving and crocheting techniques that have been passed down from mothers to daughters for hundreds of years.
Rajasthan means "Land of Kings". This northwestern state of India is the largest in the country, with rich culture and authentic influences from India's ancient castes.
Magnificent palaces, forts, and temples attest to the prosperous history that is still attracting global tourists to this land.