Good to know
GMT: +5.5 hrs.
Language: Sinhala, Tamil and English.
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee.
Do I need a Visa? Yes, you will need a visa to enter Sri Lanka. A person can apply directly online through the official government website http://www.eta.gov.lk
- Sri Lanka beaches – great year around beach destination from west to south and east
- The stunningly beautiful hill country with its carpet of tea plantations, misty mountains and cascading waterfalls
- The wealth of wildlife from elephants, leopards, sloth bear, dolphin & whales and exotic birds
- Climb the rock fortress of Sigirya and visit the ancient cities in the cultural triangle
- Discover Sri Lanka’s colonial past in the Galle fort
- Be mesmerized by the cave temples in Dambulla
- Tea country train through Sri Lanka’s mountains
- Home to the oldest tree ever to be planted by a human
- Sri Lanka is totally about tea & Cinnamon
- Sri Lankan’s know how to spice things up
- A tooth from Buddha sits under the roof of a temple
- Rice and curry is the staple dish in Sri Lanka
- The first female prime minister of the world was elected in Sri Lanka
- 12 to 14 days trip will allow you to see most of the highlights and spend time on the beach
- Stay on a tea plantation bungalow and enjoy the tranquility and views of a historic colonial bungalow
- Join evening Pooja ceremony at Kandy temple
We can accurately tell you the length of the journey and whether a route is realistic or not. Team of well experienced, friendly and knowledgeable drivers at Exotic Asian Holidays will ensure your travel is as safe and enjoyable as possible and make your safety and relaxation their main concern. Your personal driver will play a double role as tour guide as well with their good English and extensive knowledge of the country makes them chauffer-guide.
When to go
Since Sri Lanka is a year around destination with half of it is always in season; a Sri Lanka tour is possible with a combination of clockwise tour and south west or Deep South beach stay from November to April and anti-clockwise tour with east coast beach stay from May to October.
The mountainous areas in central Sri Lanka are often much colder, and on average are about 15 degrees Celsius. In contrast, the north-eastern coast, the hottest part of the country, has an average temperature of around 30 degrees Celsius.
Lightweight cotton material outfits are appropriate for the generally warm climate. Nonetheless, make sure that you carry a pullover as a caution because the hilly areas may become a bit chilly. Make sure to cover your knees and shoulders when entering religious places.