Sri Lanka is one of the most special places on the planet; ask any local and they will be more than glad to share with you their favorite spots in the country. This is an island nation which sits right off the coast of India, but don't get the two mixed up. Sri Lanka has its own culture and people. Sri Lankans mostly speak Sinhala and Tamil. Visit places like Sri Pada or the Horton Plains National Park in order to get a peek into the diversity of nature in Sri Lanka, a true feat considering the country's size.