Travel to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a relatively small yet incredibly diverse nation. It is an outstanding destination for good food, adventure and pure relaxation. This country is an island off the southeast coast of India and is bursting with cultural heritage like you wouldn’t believe. It’s cuisines are mouthwatering with spices and influences from countries from around the globe. There are numerous ancient cities to visit and no matter where you turn, you will face many fantastic architectures and many historically significant landmarks.
With leopards, elephants, whales and birdlife in abundance – Sri Lanka is also a wildlife lover's paradise.
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When is the Best Time To Visit Sri Lanka?
In terms of the weather, the best time to visit the west and southwest of Sri Lanka, including the hill country, is October to March. For the eastern side of Sri Lanka, you’ll get the best weather from April or May to September.
In general, the temperature averages 79F/26C – 86F/30C on the coast and the lowlands. It becomes cooler as you travel to higher elevations. At Kandy, you can expect temperatures of 65F/18C – 72F/22C. The hill country, like Nuwara Eliya, is 57F/14C - 61F/16C. Temperatures in the hills can drop to almost freezing at night, so make sure you pack extra layers of clothing.