Points South Point of View – “Calm India” is how I would best describe Sri Lanka, without the inherent problems of population and a predominantly Buddhist population. The tropical island lies just of the South Eastern tip of India, roughly the size of Ireland. With a rich cultural heritage, superb beaches, game parks and dramatic hill country. Sri Lanka offers an excellent choice for the discerning traveler. Points South have recently visited the island, searching out the best and the unusual. Fortunately the choice is there, with newly refurbished colonial rest houses, plantation homes, and eco retreats in the highlands to small privately owned boutique hotels around Galle.