Sri Lanka Travel Information

Ready to discover an island blessed with incredible natural beauty, a rich culture dating back millennia and a wealth of wildlife? With its national parks, tea-leaf covered hillsides and ancient architecture, Sri Lanka is a beauty to behold and a wonderful country for a holiday.

Sri Lanka is a year-round destination with two monsoon seasons so there is a lot of confusion around when is the best time to visit. The weather doesn’t run like clockwork here, and we can always be surprised by the weather in Sri Lanka! However, there will rarely be weather so dramatic that it will stand in the way of a brilliant holiday with plenty of warm weather and sunshine. This is our guide as to when you might like to visit Sri Lanka.

Facts about Sri Lanka

  • Area: 65,610 sq km (25,332 sq miles)

  • Capital city of Sri Lanka: Colombo

  • Major languages: Sinhala, Tamil

  • State religion: Buddhism, followed by Hinduism, Christianity and Islam

  • Country code: +94

  • Currency: Sri Lankan rupee

  • Time zone: (GMT+5:30)

Best time to visit Sri Lanka

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Colombo
East Coast Beaches
Galle & the Southern Beaches
Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations
Yala, Wilpattu & Gal Oya National Parks
Colombo
East Coast Beaches
Galle & the Southern Beaches
Cultural Triangle & Tea Plantations
Yala, Wilpattu & Gal Oya National Parks
Best time
Low season
Off season