Sri Lanka, located in South Asia, is a beautiful island country with many sights and sounds to entice any traveller. From pristine golden beaches to lush jungles and misty mountains, Sri Lanka offers some of the most diverse landscapes in Asia. Previously known as Ceylon and officially known as the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, the country is not the first country to come to mind when planning a trip to Asia. Often overlooked by its more popular neighbour of India, Sri Lanka is a destination not to be missed while in the region.
Why Travel to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an enchanting destination with ancient temple ruins and some of the most beautiful coastlines in Asia. It is also home to some of the most majestic wildlife such as elephants, leopards and whales. A relatively small island, visitors can find themselves trekking up the lush green mountains by day and relaxing by the beach with the sounds of crashing waves by dusk.
Sri Lanka also has eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the ancient city of Sigiriya, the sacred city of Anuradhapura, the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka and the Golden Temple of Dambulla. Each of the eight sites is worth a visit while vacationing in Sri Lanka.
Best Time to Visit Sri Lanka
When deciding on when to book flights for a holiday in Sri Lanka, weather is always one of the considerations. Sri Lanka enjoys a tropical climate with two distinct seasons – wet and dry. It is said that the country is best enjoyed ruing the drier seasons particularly between the months of January to March when is it is generally recommended to travel.
If you’re looking to experience and admire the wildlife of Sri Lanka, there are certain periods to keep in mind. For some whale watching, head over to the south coast during the months of December to April. It is also during these months where bird watching will be excellent in Bundala National Park. If you’re visiting Sri Lanka between the months of November to April, check out the dolphins frolicking in Kalpitya. To see the mighty elephants, visit The Cultural Triangle for the Gathering of the Elephants between the months of July to September. Also during this period, spot the leopards in Yala National Park or Wilpattu National Park.
How to Fly to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has numerous domestic airports and three international airports located throughout the country. The three international airports are the Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), Ratmalana Airport (RML) both serving Colombo and the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI), which serves Hambantota. Several scheduled and low cost airlines operate flights in these airports including Emirates, SriLankan Airlines and Singapore Airlines. To find the best airline to book flights, view this list of airlines that fly to Sri Lanka from Singapore.
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