Sri Lanka

Why Sri Lanka ?

Located in the South Asian peninsula, just 32km away from the great nation of India is an Island. Often referred by travellers as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”, this little Island paradise is known as Sri Lanka. Some of the great pioneers in travel have documented much about the rich culture and heritage that is still preserved to this day. Ibn Battuta, Marco Polo were some of the great historians who patronized this land, among many others. Serendib, Seylan, Ceylon and now Sri Lanka, this land has gone through many name changes and been under many regimes; the last being the rule of the British.

But what does Sri Lanka really have to offer in terms of being a tourist attraction?  The diversity in the landscape itself can tell you much about it. Ranging from the beautiful golden, sandy beaches around the coast, to the great mountain ranges towards the central island, Sri Lanka tends to cater to a majority of tourists. Whether you are escaping the harsh winters or blazing summers, the tropical weather and its distribution would really make you feel right at home.

Being a Sinhales Buddhist nature, Sri Lanka has a large history and culture that has entangled itself with the life of the Buddha. In fact, there are many records and ancient text depicting the journeys of the Buddha to this country. The ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa are beautifully preserved WHO world heritage sites for the architectural and artistic marvels they hold among themselves. These great cities were once the capitals of some of the greatest kings this nation has ever known. The great rock citadel of Sigiriya is another fascinating example of technological excellence, splendour, and ingenuity of the kings of old. One must simply not fail to visit this great lion’s rock.

While history is imbued in these places, Sri Lanka is no way just an ancient civilization. The trade capital which is Colombo is nothing but ancient. The many sky scrapers and shopping destinations add to the already busy streets of the metropolis. Many Sri Lankans are naturally friendly and inclined to help you out at any given moment. The “Sri Lankan companionship” is something they pride themselves with. The five-star hotels, as well as smaller boutique hotels and even motels, will only add to your already amazing experience, that is Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lankan local cuisine is another area that you must not miss when you are here. Whether they are from street vendors on the busy streets of Pettah or five-star cuisines from some of the greatest hotel chains, the food is fantastic.

Whether you are just in the mood to chill and relax, or you want to get out there and trek through the hill country or the vast jungles, Sri Lanka will certainly not disappoint anyone who lands on her beautiful shores.


The Ideal Time to Visit Sri Lanka

November to March

A significant rise in the number of tourists, especially from the Western hemisphere can be seen in Sri Lanka through the months of November through March.  The harsh winters of the European and American continents, send the westerners packing in seek of warmer and friendlier climates and the obvious change in scenery. The surge of tourists, especially in December tends to cause drastic increments of hotel rates throughout the island. One can very easily negate these unplanned inconveniences by doing one simple thing. That is, booking ahead of time. It is a very simple yet practical solution that ensures that you pay for the services you get, and not a penny more.

 

April to September

The months from April through September are considered the secondary tourist season. Many of the visitors tend to favor touring the historical cities of the North Central Province like Sigiriya, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.  Tourists also love to celebrate the Sinhalese and Tamil new year, which falls in mid-April. The traditional sweet meats, games and customs all add to the authentic “Sri Lankan” experience that many look forward to.

 

July to August

Most tourists are drawn to the majestic city of Kandy during the month of July for the Esala Perahera, a 10 day procession of colorfully dressed individuals performing and paying their respect to the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha. The event consists of Traditional Kandyan dancers, fire dancers and breathers, whip-dancers and even elephants. The elephants are dressed in glamorous shimmering clothes adorned with jewels and sequins alike. The Kataragama Perahara is another significant event that many tourists flock to. The important thing to remember in the case of both these events is that the cost of accommodation significantly increases closer to the actual event dates. The rates may even double on certain instances. Everyone is advised to always make an advance booking online rather than paying a lump sum of cash by checking in at the last minute.

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Cities

Best Time To Visit Negombo

Sri Lanka

Negombo, Sri Lanka is located 15 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 48 km from Colombo.

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Best Time To Visit Kalpitiya

Sri Lanka

Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka is located 90 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 117 km from Colombo.

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Best Time To Visit Maravila

Sri Lanka

Maravila, Sri Lanka is located 28 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 52 km from Colombo.

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Best Time To Visit Colombo

Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka is located 32 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 0 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Wadduwa

Sri Lanka

Wadduwa, Sri Lanka is located 70 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 40 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Kalutara

Sri Lanka

Kalutara, Sri Lanka is located 55 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 75 km from Colombo

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Best time to visit Beruwela

Sri Lanka

Beruwela, Sri Lanka is located 90 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 60 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Aluthgama

Sri Lanka

Aluthgama, Sri Lanka is located 80 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 52 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Bentota

Sri Lanka

Bentota, Sri Lanka is located 90 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 60 km from Colombo.

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Best Time To Visit Induruwa

Sri Lanka

Induruwa, Sri Lanka is located 95 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 70 km from Colombo.

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Best Time To Visit Balapitiya

Sri Lanka

Balapitiya, Sri Lanka is located 100 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 75 km from Colombo.

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Best Time To Visit Ambalangoda

Sri Lanka

Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka is located 110 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 80 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Hikkaduwa

Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka is located 122 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 95 km from Colombo.

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Bet Time to Visit Galle

Sri Lanka

Galle, Sri Lanka is located 152 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 120 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Unawatuna

Sri Lanka

Unawatuna, Sri Lanka is located 149 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 121 km from Colombo.

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Best Time to Visit Talpe

Sri Lanka

Talpe, Sri Lanka is located 148 km km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 122 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Ahangama

Sri Lanka

Ahangama, Sri Lanka is located 160 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 132 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Weligama

Sri Lanka

Weligama, Sri Lanka is located 185 km km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 152 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Mirissa

Sri Lanka

Mirissa, Sri Lanka is located 185 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 150 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Matara

Sri Lanka

Matara, Sri Lanka is located 190 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 152 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Dikwella

Sri Lanka

Dickwella, Sri Lanka is located 190 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 165 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Tangalle

Sri Lanka

Tangalle, Sri Lanka has located 225 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 195 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Tissamaharama

Sri Lanka

Tissahamarama, Sri Lanka has located 290 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 265 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Yala

Sri Lanka

Yala, Sri Lanka is located 318 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 295 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Anuradhapura

Sri Lanka

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka is located 226 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 256 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Polonnaruwa

Sri Lanka

Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka is located 185 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 229 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Sigiriya

Sri Lanka

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka is located 198 km km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 222 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Dambulla

Sri Lanka

Dambulla, Sri Lanka has located 140 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 160 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Kandy

Sri Lanka

Kandy, Sri Lanka is located 136 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 152 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Adam’s Peak

Sri Lanka

Adam's Peak, Sri Lanka is located 150 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 125 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Nuwara Eliya

Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka is located 160 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 180 km from Colombo

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Best time to visit Ella

Sri Lanka

Ella, Sri Lanka has located 230 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 205 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Ratnapura

Sri Lanka

Ratnapura, Sri Lanka is located 119 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 98 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Kitulgala

Sri Lanka

Kitulgala, Sri Lanka has located 70 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 85 km from Colombo.

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Best Time To Visit Arugam Bay

Sri Lanka

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka is located 360 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 340km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Passikudah

Sri Lanka

Passikudah, Sri Lanka is located 254 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 288 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Trincomalee

Sri Lanka

Trincomalee, Sri Lanka has located 235 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 260 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Jaffna

Sri Lanka

Jaffna, Sri Lanka is located 279 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 303 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit mahiyanganaya

Sri Lanka

Mahiyanganaya is a town situated close to the Mahaweli River in Badulla District, Uva Province of Sri Lanka.

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Best Time To Visit Udawalawe

Sri Lanka

Udawalawe, Sri Lanka is located 180 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 155 km from Colombo.

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Best Time To Visit Wattala

Sri Lanka

Wattala, Sri Lanka is located 25 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 16 km from Colombo.

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Best Time To Visit Habarana

Sri Lanka

Habarana, Sri Lanka is located 150 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 185 km from Colombo.

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Best Time To Visit Peradeniya

Sri Lanka

Peradeniya is a suburb of the city of Kandy, about 50,000 inhabitants in Sri Lanka. It is situated on the A1 main road, just a…

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Best time to visit Minneriya

Sri Lanka

Minneriya, Sri Lanka has located 160 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 180 km from Colombo.

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Best Time to Visit Pottuvil

Sri Lanka

Pottuvil, Sri Lanka is located 360 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 340 km from Colombo.

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Best time to visit Waskaduwa

Sri Lanka

Waskaduwa is situated in Kalutara district, Western province.

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Best time to visit panadura

Sri Lanka

Panadura is a large town in Kalutara District, Western Province in Sri Lanka

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Best time to visit Nilaveli

Sri Lanka

Nilaveli is a coastal resort town and suburb of the Trincomalee District, Sri Lanka located 16 km northwest of the city of Trincomalee.

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Best time to visit Ahungalla

Sri Lanka

Ahungalla is known primarily for its sandy beach, accompanied by a wide palm belt, considered to be one of the best on the island.

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Things to do

Deep Sea Fishing - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Deep Sea Fishing – Sri Lanka

Surrounded from all sides by the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka's seas are rich in marine life and exotic sea…

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Wildlife Tours

Sri Lanka

Wildlife Tours - Sri Lanka

 

Every corner of Sri Lanka is bountiful in nature. From the oceans, lakes, and rivers, to the mountains, jungles,…

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Diving - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka offers exceptional diving opportunities. You will be diving at Beruwela, Unawatuna or Trincomalee -…

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Ayurveda Wellness - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

The Ayurveda massages & therapies offered by the specialized Ayurveda hotels & SPA's come from age-old formulas passed down from generation to generation of traditional…

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Surfing - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is one of the most reliable surf destinations in the Indian Ocean. We offer tailor-made surf packages to all major surf spots in…

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Trekking Hiking - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

For the keen hiker, there is a plethora of opportunities in Sri Lanka's diverse and luscious hill country. The river and numerous waterfalls in Sri…

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Cycling - Sri Lanka

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Bicycles are the chosen form of transport for many Sri Lankans for their day-to-day lives, especially in
the rural areas. We think these folk have the…

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Waterski - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Watersking is one of the most popular water sports in Sri Lanka, and thousands of people participate in
it throughout the year. Sri Lanka is the…

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Yoga In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

The ancient Hindu practice of yoga is a great way to attain a healthy body and mind through a
combination of exercise, meditation, and breathing techniques.…

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Wakeboarding - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Wakeboarding is a fun and exciting water sport that you can try in Sri Lanka. It is similar to kitesurfing,
but with wakeboarding, you will be…

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Whale & Dolphins Watching - Sri Lanka

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Whale & Dolphins Watching – Sri Lanka

Blue whales are the largest living mammals on earth, and a chance to see them is certainly an…

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Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

Sri Lanka

Hailed to be one of the most beautiful and diverse botanical gardens in South Asia, the Peradeniya
Gardens, as is known by the locals, is certainly…

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Nagadeepa Purana Viharaya

Sri Lanka

The site is known as the place where Lord Buddha came during his second visit to Sri Lanka, after five years of attaining Enlightenment, to…

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Sigiriya Lion Rock

Sri Lanka

Sigiriya is an ancient city built a top of giant megalithic rock that towers 200 metres above the surrounding landscape.  It is located in a…

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Adam's Peak

Sri Lanka

Adam's Peak and Samanalakanda is a 2,243 m (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well known for the Sri…

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City Tour In Kandy

Sri Lanka

City Tour of Kandy

Kandy is the country's second largest city, and is one of the top up-and-coming spots in Sri Lanka. Surrounded by…

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Safari In Minneriya National Park

Sri Lanka

Minneriya National Park is a one of the biggest national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national…

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