Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka cradles you in its tropical paradise. Dive into thrilling jungle safaris, surf the Indian Ocean’s waves, and then find tranquility in Buddhist temples amidst breathtaking landscapes. This intriguing country offers a tapestry of experiences for every traveler.

Welcome to the exotic and diverse island paradise of Sri Lanka! Explore this captivating destination, renowned for its rich cultural heritage, pristine beaches, lush landscapes, and warm hospitality. Nestled in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, often referred to as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean,” offers the best travel experience. From ancient cities and sacred temples to serene beaches and wildlife-filled jungles, witness an array of experiences that cater to all kinds of travelers.

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    Wildlife Encounters

    Wildlife Encounters

    Sri Lanka is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. Yala National Park is renowned for its leopard population, while Udawalawe National Park is famous for its elephants. Birdwatchers will find their haven at Kumana National Park, where migratory birds flock during the season.

    Adventure Activities

    Adventure Activities

    From surfing on the southern coast to hiking the challenging trails of Ella and Horton Plains, Sri Lanka offers diverse adventure opportunities. For a unique experience, consider white-water rafting in Kitulgala or cycling through scenic routes in the highlands.                                         

    Wellness and Ayurveda

    Wellness and Ayurveda

    Sri Lanka has a deep-rooted tradition of Ayurvedic healing. Wellness retreats and spas across the island provide visitors with rejuvenating treatments and holistic well-being experiences.                                                                                                                                         

    BEST TIME TO VISIT SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka’s climate varies across the island, making it a year-round destination.

    SUMMER SEASON

    (April to September)

    The weather is generally good in many parts of the country. In some regions, it’s an excellent time…

    MONSOON SEASON

    (May to August)

    The southwestern monsoon season brings occasional heavy rains to the southwest and west…

    WINTER SEASON

    (December to March)

    This is the peak tourist season when the weather is dry and sunny. It’s ideal for beach lovers, cultural exploration, and wildlife safaris...

    HOW TO REACH SRI LANKA

     
    Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo is the main international gateway. There are also domestic airports in cities like Kandy and Nuwara Eliya.
    Sri Lanka has several ports that welcome cruise ships, making it possible to arrive by sea.

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    FAQs

    What's the currency in Sri Lanka, and can I use credit cards or withdraw money from ATMs?

    The local currency in Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR). Credit cards are widely accepted in larger cities and tourist areas. ATMs are readily available, making it convenient to withdraw cash. However, carrying some cash is advisable, especially when traveling to more remote areas.

    Do I need a visa to visit Sri Lanka?

    Yes, most travelers to Sri Lanka require a visa. You can obtain a tourist visa online before your trip or upon arrival at the airport. Be sure to check the latest visa requirements and regulations as they may change.

    Is it safe to drink tap water in Sri Lanka?

    It’s not recommended to drink tap water in Sri Lanka. Stick to bottled water, which is widely available. Additionally, only add ice to your drinks if you know its source.

    What language is spoken in Sri Lanka, and is English widely understood?

    Sinhala and Tamil are the official languages of Sri Lanka, but English is also commonly spoken, especially in the tourism industry. You should be able to communicate in English in most tourist areas.

    Are there any specific cultural customs I should know when interacting with locals?

    Sri Lankans are generally warm and hospitable people. It’s appreciated if you greet people with a friendly “Ayubowan” (hello) and show respect when visiting religious sites. Always remove your shoes before entering someone’s home.