When planning a trip to Sri Lanka, you need to prioritise your itinerary and make sure you allocate time to relax while also exploring the country.
Best time to visit
This little pearl in the Indian Ocean is a tropical destination. The monsoon rain affects the weather twice a year. The best time to visit the South of Sri Lanka is from November to April and the ideal time to explore the North and East is from May to October.
What to pack
While you can wear shorts, tank tops and summer clothing, you should pack decent clothing for when you visit religious venues. You should also pack a comfortable pair of sandals and walking shoes since you will be doing a lot of walking.
Where to stay
You can select accommodation depending on your budget and if you are staying away from Colombo – for instance, in Kalutara, hotels such as Mermaid Hotel & Club would make for convenient accommodation options.
What to do
Sri Lanka offers something for everyone ranging from water sports, hiking, spa treatments, shopping and even wildlife safaris and archaeological tours. If you are a beach lover, you can even go beach-hopping.