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About Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a hidden gem, offering the beauty of paradise without the expensive price tag. With miles of white sandy beaches, ancient ruins, delicious food and their famous tea, Sri Lanka is a stunningly beautiful country filled with friendly people. It is still relatively undiscovered by tourists, making it a great time to visit and explore its hidden gems.
The country has 8 World Heritage sites, all of which are easily accessible. From the site of the oldest human-planted tree to hundreds of wild elephants gathering to drink, there is something for everyone to marvel at. The beaches are world-class, with relatively undiscovered dive sites, and the rain-forested peaks are perfect for explorers and hikers.
The average high temperatures are usually in the late 20s and early 30s, making it a sunny destination. The monsoons tend to focus on the northeast, so it’s best to stick to the southwest to minimise the downpours.
Sri Lanka is an idyllic place that needs to be seen to be believed. With its stunning beauty, pleasant lack of crowds and affordable prices, now is the perfect time to book your next trip.
When to visit
If you're planning a holiday in Sri Lanka, our top picks for the best time to travel would be August
The rains have eased making it a great time to visit laid-back, historical Kandy. The city comes alive with the colourful Esala Perahera, a festival celebrating the tooth of Lord Buddha
Things to do in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Blog posts
From Ireland's most popular travel bloggers
2nd May 2018 by The Daily S'elf
Sri Lanka is one of those destinations that always felt a little too far off, too exotic. A place backpackers travelled, but not as accessible to your regular holiday-goer. How wrong I was, in fact the journey itself was a lot shorter than I ever expected. I joined G Adventures week long Sri Lanka South Coast Sailing trip at the end of March. Flying with Emirates, I travelled from Dublin to Colombo in Sri Lanka via Dubai, the total trip only taking around 12-13 hours....
Weather in Sri Lanka
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Sri Lanka