Few places have as many Unesco World Heritage Sites (eight) packed into such a small area. Sri Lanka’s 2000-plus years of culture can be discovered at ancient sites where legendary temples boast beautiful details When you’re ready to escape the tropical climate of the coast and lowlands, head for the hills, with their temperate, achingly green charms. Verdant tea plantations and rainforested peaks beckon walkers, trekkers and those who just want to see it on a spectacular train ride. see the sacred home of the world’s oldest living tree in the morning (Anuradhapura) and stand awestruck by the sight of hundreds of elephants gathering in the afternoon (Minneriya). Discover a favorite beach, meditate in a 2000-year-old temple Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea and flavourful food describe Sri Lanka.
Visas (Dull but essential passport paperwork)
As an Indian Citizen, you need a pre-approved visa for travel for Sri Lanka or on arrival. All passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival.
Best time to go (Hit the ground at the right time)
Low Season (May–Aug)
The Yala monsoon season (May to August) brings rain to the south and west coasts plus the Hill Country.
The weather in the North and East is best.
Prices nationwide are at their nadir.
Shoulder(Apr & Sep–Nov) April and September offer the best odds for good weather countrywide.
New Year’s celebrations in mid-April cause transport to fill beyond capacity.
A good time to wander without a set schedule of bookings.
The Hill Country plus west- and south-coast beaches are busiest – and driest. With beds in demand, prices peak.
The Maha monsoon season (October to January) keeps the East, North and Ancient Cities wet.
Money and costs (Budgets, currency rates and on-the-ground costs) 4N / 5D Starting from USD 270 Only!!!
Sri Lanka Capitals: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Colombo
Dialing code: 94
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee.
Official Languages: Sinhalese