Sri Lanka among 2012 best tourist destinations: National Geographic

Dec 02, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lanka has been among the best destinations to visit in 2012 National Geographic Traveler, by US-based magazine, which has focused on the island’s hill country. Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals have been rising since the end of a 30-year war in 2009.

“Nuwara Eliya is a colonial-era resort town in Sri Lanka’s stunning hill country,” NatGeo Traveller said in a review of its in its best of the world 2012 trips.

“This mountainous, mist-draped realm has long been popular with backpackers and other adventurers for its tea plantations and rain forest preserves, known as the Central Highlands, which recently were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list.”

The magazine said the island has recently emerged from a bloody civil war between majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils and peace prevails.