At the point when is the best time to visit Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s climate is directed by two key rainstorm seasons and, on the grounds that they exchange, the island can be viewed as an a lasting through the year occasion goal.


Settling on the southern tip of India between the Bay of Bengal and the Laccadive Sea, is the tropical island of Sri Lanka. It is the 25th biggest island on the planet and accompanies a coastline trimmed with palm trees the extent that the eye can see. Joined with temperatures that float around 27°C (80°F) throughout the entire year because of its closeness to the Equator, Sri Lanka has much to offer thalassophiles and sun admirers – when it isn’t sprinkling.

The island’s climate is managed by two key rainstorm seasons and, on the grounds that they exchange, Sri Lanka can be viewed as an a throughout the entire year occasion goal. For when the eastern drift’s Arugum Bay is simply excessively unsafe for surfing the Western drift’s ocean off Kalpitiya with its commonness of Blue Whales is not really a pitiful option. To put it plainly, there is dependably some place that is dry consistently yet design your excursion around these months to dodge washed out shoreline days.

More or less, the best time to visit the west and south drifts and slope nation is from December to March, while the best climate on the east drift is from April/May to September.

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October to March – best to visit west and southern coastline

Incorporates: Chilaw in the west, Galle in the south, and the capital Colombo in the south-west

In spite of the fact that temperatures are a genuinely steady 27°– Multi year round, this district encounters the Yala Monsoon Season from April to September. Amid this period the wettest months are April, May and June. A large portion of the shoreline inns are in this area.

In the event that you are hoping to invest energy in the shoreline arrive amid the months amongst October and March which guarantee the best climate – however a storm can’t be discounted.

On the off chance that you favor a dunk in the ocean at that point design your vacation between January to March, when the ocean is quiet. Another liven is that amid these months you are destined to spot Blue and Sperm Whales.

Gathering goers ought to arrive in April for the Sinhala and Tamil Nadu “New Year” celebration. This denotes the finish of Sri-Lanka’s gathering season for the Sinhalese individuals. The celebration regularly endures around a week and hosts a variety of social and gastronomical occasions – plantain in abundance!

Puthandu Vaisakhi Tamil Hindu New Year

Puthandu Vaisakhi Tamil Hindu New Year (c) Amila Tennakoon

July denotes the start of the conventional Esala celebrations, with the main occurring in Kataragma. The celebrations stamp the remembrance of the primary lessons given by the Buddha. Go to Kataragama’s occasion and you could witness whip saltines, elephants, Hewisi drummers and Borukakul Karayo stilt walkers.

On the other hand, August has the second of the Esala celebrations, this time anyway occurring in the Kandy locale. This celebration particularly keeps going ten days and, much like Kataragama, offers artists, performers, artists, fire-breathers, and luxuriously designed elephants for the individuals who wish to partake. Make certain to attempt neighborhood delights on offer including Okra and banana blossom.

It’s significant that Sri-Lankan schools are going full speed ahead with their second term amid May, June and July. Along these lines, should you need a calm or even youngster free occasion, these are the greatest months to movement in like manner.

Walk – best time to visit the Central Hills

Incorporates: Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

The Central Hills is a rocky region situated at the south-focal piece of Sri Lanka. The triangular formed uneven region achieves statures more than 300 m and covers around 20 for every penny of the aggregate territory of the Island.

Sri Lanka excursion – Ella

Ella (c) Rupert Parker

As a result of its area and rise the Central Hills have a tendency to be cool consistently and without a doubt considerably cooler than the waterfront zones averaging around 15°C. January through to March have a tendency to be the sunniest and driest time. The wettest months have a tendency to be October and November.

April to September – best time to visit Eastern and Northern regions

Incorporates: Eravur, Passikudah and Trincomalee in the east and Habarana and Vavuniya in the north and Trincomalee in the north east

Sri Lanka excursion – Passikudah Beach

Passikudah Beach (c) Rupert Parker

The ‘Maha’ storm season hits the Eastern and Northern regions from around November to March with the wettest months being November and December. So to maintain a strategic distance from this arrive between April to September.

August and September are by and large dry and most best for family occasions however it can get exceptionally hot and as of now rain showers are short and sharp.

Note: Get there amid school term January to April when everything is normally a great deal calmer.

October and November – between monsoonal period

The between monsoonal period is exceptionally flighty and serious flooding and rainstorms could happen at any area whenever. On the splendid side this is the off-crest season thus no group which is awesome as long as you wouldn’t fret capricious deluges.

Diwali Celebrations in Sri Lanka

Diwali Celebrations in Sri Lanka (c) Amila Tennakoon

The Deepavali (Diwali) celebration, which signifies “celebration of lights” additionally happens each year either in October or November relying upon the Hindu Lunar timetable. It is a really delightful occasion where you can witness the shining houses made by local people, attempt neighborhood cooking and visit Kandaswamy Kovil, a standout amongst the most appreciated Hindu sanctuaries of Sri Lanka.

Take a multi day visit through Sri Lanka

Red Dot Tours are running a Classic Island Tour in Sri Lanka all through 2018, which starts in the social triangle in the focal point of the nation. Here you will investigate the lion shake of Sigiriya, Dambulla’s Buddhist Cave Temples and the antiquated kingdom of Polonnaruwa. The visit additionally incorporates a visit to Sri Lanka’s tea developing good countries, Yala National Park in the south-east and the ideal sandy shorelines of Galle. Visits begin from £2204.87 per individual.


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