Located off the southern coast of India, the small teardrop shaped island of Sri Lanka is ideal for those seeking to combine an interest in Buddhist culture with a variety of activities. The landscape varies from pristine tropical beaches with warm seas, through the hot flat plains of the cultural triangle and up in to the cooler tea plantations in the centre of the island. This diversity ensures a wide range of activities are on offer, and Sri Lanka’s size makes it possible to explore most of the island in a short period.