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Best Time to Visit Sri Lanka

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Tourism In Sri Lanka

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Best time to visit:

Feb - Apr


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7 - 8 Days

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Best Time To Visit Sri lanka

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

Like most South Asian countries, December through April is considered usually as the best time to visit Sri Lanka. The best places to visit in Sri Lanka including Bentota, Colombo, Kandy, Yala National Park and Nuwara Eliya should be visited between December and May. The best time to visit Colombo is any month aside from June through September.

When considering the best time to visit Sri Lanka, one should have an idea of the climatic conditions that are generally experienced in this country during different months of the year. The country has got excellent climatic conditions in the place. Sri Lanka lays claim to some of the best holiday destinations in Asia.

The country has two monsoon season: May through September and October through January. East Coast of Sri Lanka should be visited between March and July. Below is the detailed season-wise look at the ideal time to visit Sri Lanka:


Climate in Sri lanka

Summer Season in Sri lanka

The best time to visit Sri Lanka for honeymoon if one would like to enjoy the beaches of the island, is summer which include the months from February to April. Sri Lanka is dry, sunny and experiences warm and lovely temperature throughout these months. Beaches that are there on southern and western coasts are very sunny, hot and dry. It is the hottest and driest month in the year. It is good for a person to avoid hottest hours of day while sightseeing in summer at Sri Lanka.



Monsoon Season in Sri lanka

It is the season that one can choose to visit Sri Lanka if monsoon is down. It is the place where one experience dry and hot weather. It is the time when the country has lush green landscapes thus making the country look the best.



Winter Season in Sri lanka

South west monsoon is the rainy season of the island of Sri Lanka which blows during the months between May and June. It is the monsoon which affects only south western quarter of country like Galle and Colombo. It is the best time to visit Sri Lanka with the possibility of enjoying the rains.

North east monsoon is experienced across the island Sri Lanka between October and November. This monsoon affects the whole country. It is the time when the country weather is completely unpredictable. This monsoon can be lighter, sporadic or can even be very strong. It is not the best season to visit Sri Lanka.



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Where is Sri Lanka located?

The city of Colombo is located on the west coast of Sri Lanka’s Western Province.

What is the best time to visit Sri Lanka?

Except for monsoon season, any time of the year is ideal to visit Colombo. The monsoon season in Sri Lanka lasts from June to September.

What are the major attractions in Sri Lanka?

Sigiriya, Temple of the Tooth, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, National Museum of Colombo, St. Lucia’s Cathedral, and Galle Face Green are major points of interest in Sri Lanka. 

What kind of accommodation options are available in Sri Lanka?

Major cities like Colombo have accommodation options ranging from five-star hotels to reasonably-priced lodges and guesthouses.

How safe is it to travel to Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka is one of the safest countries to visit in Asia. There aren’t any significant security issues in Sri Lanka, except a few areas up north. It is not to travel during monsoon in Sri Lanka.