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Sri Lanka Travel Guide

There's something tantalising about Sri Lanka, whether it's from the unmistakable scent of spices in the air, the faint vestige of old-fashioned sophistication, or the pacifying sway of its green-carpeted land and beautiful beaches. The amalgamation of it all results in the chemic penning of irreducible experiences you wouldn't want to miss. This is Serendib, and it's where you're meant to be.

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When to Visit

when to visit
  1. Peak Season

    December to March

    While Sri Lanka’s position near the equator means the country boasts consistently warm temperatures year round, it does suffer two monsoon seasons each year. However, most of the country enjoys a dry season from December through March. An exploration of the western and southern coasts as well as the hill country is ideal. Festivals abound including Thai Pongal in January and Vesak Poya in March.

  2. Low Season

    May to September

    May through September may bring rain to the southwestern region, thanks to Southwest monsoon, but it is a great time to visit the northern and eastern regions whose turn it is to relish dry months. Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya should be on your itinerary. April—during which the Sinhala and Tamil New Year take place—and September are your best bets, if you’re planning on seeing the whole country.

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