With a tropical climate and stunning coastal landscapes, Sri Lanka has fast become one of the most popular holiday destinations for travellers looking for a perfect luxury escape.

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Sri Lanka

With golden sands stretching across a sumptuous Indian Ocean fringed coastline, an interior glowing from the rich hues of nature and revered sites of enchanting ancient splendour, the island nation of Sri Lanka is an enticing holiday destination.

Known as the ‘Teardrop Island’, Sri Lanka beckons with its breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, from the soft sands of its east and west coastlines, to the rolling valleys of its mountainous central regions, to the lush swathes of tea plantations.

Together with eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the garden city of Kandy, the ancient city of Sigiriya and the fortress city of Galle, a holiday to Sri Lanka is also a chance to explore a country replete with fascinating cultural and historical references.

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Key Highlights of Sri Lanka

  • Stepping on the soft sands of Sri Lanka’s Indian Ocean-fringed coastline
  • Admiring the vivid colours of Sri Lanka’s stunning interior
  • Exploring the historic fortress city of Galle
  • Venturing into the heart of Sri Lanka to glorious Kandy
  • Touring the majestic ancient city of Sigiriya
  • Heading on safari in pursuit of the elephants at Yala National Park

If you would like to know more about Travelbag’s excellent tailor-made holidays to Sri Lanka, call us on and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable travel experts.

Packing tips

A glorious coastline with an intriguing interior, Sri Lanka is a wonderful country that still seems somewhat under the radar. From exploring timeless ruins to riding elephants to lying on soft sands, there are a myriad of options when travelling to this island in the Indian Ocean.

The peak season for tourists is the summer. At this time, you will need shorts and t-shirts during the day as it is likely to be warm and sunny every day. Beachwear is obviously needed, maybe a few options, and the usual sunscreen, after sun and insect repellent are important. If it does rain, chances are that it will be far too hot and humid to wear a rain coat but maybe a small umbrella can come in handy.

In the evenings it may cool off a bit but it is still light fabrics and loose clothing that you will need. Within the resorts, sandals are likely to be more than fine. The community is liberal but make sure clothing is appropriate.

There are a lot of trips inland and, if you take these, then appropriate footwear will be crucial. Places like Galle, Kandy and Sigiriya are wonderful to explore but be prepared with daypacks. If you are doing an overnight trip then you might need a warmer jumper because it can get cooler inland.

Essential Information

  • Capital-Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is the administrative capital with Colombo being the commercial capital and largest city.
  • Currency-Sri Lankan rupee
  • Language-Sinhala and Tamil are the official languages
  • Time Zone-GMT +5.30.

Weather in Sri Lanka

There is a tropical climate in Sri Lanka with dry and wet seasons. It is quite a year-round destination for holidaymakers.

In the south west you get rain from May to September with the dry season coming in between December and March. By contrast, the north and eastern regions are dry from May to September with the wind and rain coming in from October to January. October and November can see thunderstorms across the island.

Generally speaking, December through April is the peak season for the best weather and this brings the largest crowds to Sri Lanka. The season from April to September can be a great time to go with better prices, lower crowds and good countrywide weather.


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