A land of natural beauty and a rich heritage, Sri Lanka offers something different to experience each time you visit. Here are some things to keep in mind when planning a getaway to this magical isle.
A Land of Diversity
It’s not for nothing that Sri Lanka topped the list of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019. You can traverse to gorgeous beaches, archaeological treasures, sacred temples and mountains draped in tea bushes. You can also enjoy Sri Lanka tours to surfing hotspots, national parks full of wildlife and wellness retreats.
World Heritage Sites
Sri Lanka is home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites which can be visited on excursions organised by local tour specialists the likes of Connaissance de Ceylan.
• Dambulla Golden Temple
• Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
• Sinharaja Forest Reserve
• Central Highlands
When to Go
The peak season for travel to the south or west coast is usually from December to March, while for the mountainous Central Highlands this period extends up to April. Though the south-western monsoon brings rain from May to September, the weather is decidedly cooler making it a great time to visit too.
There is no shortage of foodie discoveries here; rice and spicy curries are a staple while seafood dishes are popular along the coastlines. There are plenty of veggie dishes to try here too along with fresh fruits.
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