Some call it the 'Pearl of the Indian ocean'. Others know it as the 'tear drop island'. With its golden beaches, deep jungles and tea plantation topped mountains, it is fast turning into a favourite with backpackers.
Yes, you guessed it right. I am talking about 'Sri Lanka'.
Most backpackers are now well aware of breath-taking coast of Galle and Arugum Bay. Even history lovers have enough to explore. Pollanaruwa, Anuradhapura and Sigirya narrate mesmerising stories of this great civilisation.
But despite so many popular destinations, Sri Lanka still offers a chance. 'What chance,' you ask? The chance to feel like Marco Polo. To feel like an explorer stumbling upon a hidden destination. Here are five destinations that might appeal to the explorer in you.