Discover The Secrets of Sri Lanka
A land of vibrant colors, friendly people and intriguing history, this tiny teardrop-shaped island holds an aura of ancient mystery sure to seduce any traveller. With its tropical climate, golden beaches, tea plantations, and wildlife-packed national parks, Sri Lanka fully deserves its reputation as ‘The Pearl of the Indian Ocean’.
Top 5 Things To Do in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an incredibly diverse island that promises travellers everything from sandy white beaches to wildlife safaris and ancient Buddhist temples. Here are the top 5 things to do while you’re in Sri Lanka:
1. Explore the mountains. Sri Lanka boasts great mountain ranges with sprawling greenery, stunning waterfalls, and mysterious caves for you to explore including Knuckles Mountains Range, Namunukula and Adam’s Peak.
2. Climb Sigiriya, one of the Island’s 7 World Heritage Sites. This rock-top fortress provides an incredibly spiritual atmosphere and once acted as a royal palace and a Buddhist monastery.
3. Visit Yala National Park, Sri Lanka’s number one Leopard sanctuary. You’ll be able to track and watch this awe-inspiring animal in its natural habitat and then cool off in the ocean after a long day on Safari.
4. Don’t miss out on going to Ella and Nuwara Eliya to see the tea plantations of Sri Lanka. The vegetation is lush and green and the rolling hills make for some awesome views.
5. Go on an elephant walk, which gives you a chance to interact with these gentle giants in a safe and responsible way, whilst learning about the plight of elephants in Asia.
Best Time to Visit Sri Lanka
Choosing the right time to visit this island can be tricky as it has a rather complicated climate and is affected by two monsoons. It’s best to follow this guideline:
● January - March: There will be warm/mild temperatures and sunny days with very little rainfall.
● April: This is the hottest month and it’s a great month to go to the beaches but makes sightseeing a little difficult.
● June - July: The Southwest Yala Monsoon is in full swing so the West, South and Hill Country see increased rainfall. However, in the North and East Coast, dry and bright weather can be expected.
● October - November: These are the two wettest months of the year with the Northeast Maha Monsoon hitting the North/East coasts. You can expect heavy showers.
● December: This is usually a good month to travel to the Island. Along the South/West coasts, rainfall begins to decline but it will still be high along the north/east coasts as the Maha Monsoon blows.
Fully Customised and Eco-Friendly Holiday in Sri Lanka
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