The name Sri Lanka means 'resplendent land' and the island nation truly lives up to the epithet. The capital, Colombo is a lively city and serves as the main port of Sri Lanka. It's an interesting mix of the old and the new, both a commercial hub and a stronghold of the charms of the past. Like a gem hanging off the Indian subcontinent, this brilliant country holds far more than its size would have you believe, enough to have you coming back to it again and again. Breathtaking sands, lush green hills, teeming wildlife, mighty waterfalls, endless heritage and pilgrimage sites.