The award-winning UK-based Hello! Magazine has listed Sri Lanka as one of the five most exotic, exciting destinations to visit in 2012.
Hello! recommends to "delve no deeper than the spiritual island of Sri Lanka" for an "eclectic mix of exotic wildlife, culture and scenery".
It recommends the traveler not to miss the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage that is home to over sixty elephants, or the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa, boasting over thirty shrines and beautifully preserved buildings.