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Sri Lanka Holidays

Discover unrivalled natural beauty, exotic wildlife and intriguing culture on this increasingly popular paradise island.

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Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
Approx 20.87 million
Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu and Christian
Sinhala and tamil
Sri Lankan Rupee
GMT + 5.5

The amazing Indian Ocean Island of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka holidays are becoming increasingly popular and it's little wonder given the natural beauty of this verdant island. Spectacular scenery is visable all over the island, and in the national parks of Sri Lanka all kinds of interesting wildlife including monkeys, crocodiles and leopards roam the land.

Visiting one of the national parks is a great idea for an excursion on Sri Lanka holidays. Yala West national park is open to the public and gives you the option to travel by jeep across the rugged scrubland where you might be lucky enough to see elephants and other wildlife, birds and exotic fauna.

The southwest coast of Sri Lanka has numerous good beaches for swimming, snorkelling and surfing and there is an incredible amount of history and cultural heritage to enjoy in the form of ancient temples, colonial buildings and no fewer than seven Unesco world heritage sites.

Other than during the brief monsoon season the weather is hot and sunny all year round, with December to March being the driest season in the west and southern regions and May to September in the east. The type of cuisine you can sample a on Sri Lanka holiday is exciting and tasty, with fish dishes being popular in coastal regions and plenty of spicy curries on offer.

Places to Visit

Beaches

With over a thousand miles lassoing the coastline, it's stellar slice after stellar slice. And they're the classic Indian Ocean deal, too. White sands. Turquoise seas. And the all-important tropical beach accessory - bouquets of palm trees.

Eating out

Sri Lankan cuisine is definitely something to get fired up about. The big shot here is curry - the national dish. Laced with home-grown ingredients like turmeric, chillies and peppers, they really wake your taste buds up. Luckily, they're naturally colour-coded, so you can plump for your own fieriness level.

Attractions of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka holidays definitely have a great deal to offer, with good accommodation close to superb beaches. All sorts of water sports are available such as snorkelling and scuba diving and the waters are warm and clear. In cities such as Kandy the awesome history of Sri Lanka can be seen in temples such as the Dalada Maligawa, which features incredible decorative walls and an ornate golden roof.

A little further north the town of Dambulla is a Unesco world heritage site. Built around a large rock face it has some breathtaking views and a magnificent temple carved out of the rock, which includes an enormous image of the Buddha. The natural beauty of the country is evident in every town you visit on Sri Lanka holidays and in the idyllic beachfront surroundings.

Location of Sri Lanka

Average monthly temperature (°C) for Sri Lanka
35°C0°C
Jan
JanuaryTemp: 30°C
Feb
FebruaryTemp: 30°C
Mar
MarchTemp: 31°C
Apr
AprilTemp: 31°C
May
MayTemp: 30°C
Jun
JuneTemp: 29°C
Jul
JulyTemp: 29°C
Aug
AugustTemp: 29°C
Sep
SeptemberTemp: 29°C
Oct
OctoberTemp: 29°C
Nov
NovemberTemp: 29°C
Dec
DecemberTemp: 29°C
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