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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 a coastline stitched with palm trees as far as the eye can see. With temperatures that float around 27°C (80°F) lasting through the year because of its proximity to the Equator, Sri Lanka has a lot to offer sea lovers and sun worshippers – when it isn’t raining.
The island’s climate is directed by two storm seasons and, in light of the fact that they alternate, Sri Lanka can be viewed as a year-round destination. For the east coast Arugum Bay is unsafe for surfing but the Western drift’s ocean off Kalpitiya with its pervasiveness of Blue Whales is not a bad alternative option. So, there is in every case some place that is dry consistently but plan your excursion around these months to avoid washed out beach days.
Basically, the best time to visit the west and south drifts is from December to March, while the best climate on the east drift is from April/May to September.
Need some help with arranging your excursion to Sri Lanka? Red Dot Tours are putting forth a 14-day “Exemplary Island Tour” all through 2018 – look to the base of this article for more information.
October to March – best to visit west and southern coastline
Including: 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 steady 27°– 29°C all year, this area encounters the Yala Monsoon Season from April to September. During this period the wettest months are April, May and June. The greater part of the beach huts are in this area.
In the event that you are hoping to spend time on the beach arrive during October and March which guarantee the best climate – however a storm can’t be discounted.
In the event that you extravagant a plunge in the ocean, plan your vacation between January to March, when the ocean is quiet. Another point is that in these months you are likely to spot Blue and Sperm Whales.
Group tourists ought to arrive in April for the Sinhala and Tamil Nadu “New Year” celebration. This denotes the end of Sri-Lanka’s collecting season for the Sinhalese individuals. The celebration normally lasts around a week and hosts a variety of social and gastronomical occasions – plantain aplenty!
July denotes the start of the conventional Esala celebrations, with the principal occurring in Kataragma. The celebrations signify the remembrance of the principal lessons given by the Buddha. Go to Kataragama’s feast and you could observer 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 area. This celebration explicitly keeps going ten days and, much like Kataragama, offers artists, performers, artists, fire-breathers, and extravagantly decorated elephants for the individuals who wish to participate. Make certain to try local treats on offer including Okra and banana blossom.
It’s important that Sri-Lankan schools are going all out with their second term amid May, June and July. In this way, if you want a calm or even child-free occasion, these are the greatest months to travel.
Includes: Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Peradeniya Botanical Gardens
The Central Hills is a rocky region situated at the south-facing piece of Sri Lanka. The bumpy territory reached more than 300m and covers around 20 percent of the total area of the island.
In light of its area and rise the Central Hills will in general be cool consistently and surely a lot cooler than the seaside territories averaging about 15°C. January through to March will be the sunniest and driest time. The wettest months will usually be October and November.
April to September – best time to visit Eastern and Northern zones
Includes: Eravur, Passikudah and Trincomalee in the east and Habarana and Vavuniya in the north and Trincomalee in the north east
The ‘Maha’ storm season hits the Eastern and Northern regions from November to March with the wettest months being November and December. So to avoid this arrive between April and September.
August and September are commonly dry and most ideal for family occasions however it can get exceptionally hot and right now rain showers are short and sharp.
Note: Get there in term time, January – April when everything is normally much calmer.
October and November – between monsoonal period
The mid-monsoon period is when serious flooding and rainstorms could happen at any area whenever. On the good side this is the off-peak season so no groups which is extraordinary as long as you don’t mind unusual deluges.
The Deepavali (Diwali) celebration, which means “celebration of lights” also happens each year either in October or November depending on the Hindu Lunar calendar. It is a really delightful occasion where you can see the sparkling houses made by local people, try local food 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 throughout 2018, which starts in the social triangle in the focal point of the nation. Here you will find the lion shake of Sigiriya, Dambulla’s Buddhist Cave Temples and the antiquated kingdom of Polonnaruwa. The visit also includes a visit to Sri Lanka’s tea growing region, Yala National Park in the south-east and the charming sandy shorelines of Galle. Tours begin from £2204.87 per individual.