Sri Lanka is an island nation located about 31 kilometres off the southern coast of India. It is home to around twenty million people. Famous for the production and export of tea, coffee, coconuts and rubber, Sri Lanka boasts tropical forests, beaches and landscape so picturesque that is it near impossible to snap a bad picture, Sri Lanka remains rich cultural heritage and keeps its ways and traditions amidst the tourism boom, a must see destination for all those wishing to explore, arts, history, culture or simply laze away on the numerous beaches.
Things to know before visit Sri Lanka
Srilanka has tropical climate with both dry and wet seasons. Monsoons lash the country from May to August while the dry season is between December and March. The north eastern region get rains from October to January and experiences dry weather from May to September.
Sri Lanka has a number of beautiful and absolutely stunning beaches and coast lines. The golden and white sand beaches of Sri Lanka make travelers fall in love with the country. When in Sri Lanka, some of the must cover beaches include Unawatuna, Bentota, Mirissa, Weligama and Induruwa.
Sri Lanka is home to some of the most special and extraordinary wildlife species such as civet cat, barking deer, gray langur, sloth bear and more. Having a chance to experience and see the exclusive wildlife in any or all the 14 well-known national parks of Sri Lanka is a definitely rewarding tour to be counted upon. A safari through Yala National Park is the best way to explore wildlife.
Sri Lanka is a haven for all the adventure enthusiasts. With varied adventure activities and water sports like scuba diving, rafting, kayaking, canoeing and more, Sri Lanka is a budding holiday spot.
Sri Lanka is known to have a glorious history that touches India and South east Asia in many ways. It is a combination of many beliefs wrapped into one through its many ancient cities. One has the option of traveling Srilankan cities like Pollonaruwa, Sigiriya, Anuradhapura and more to know its history and learn more about its culture.
As said and known, Sri Lanka is famous for its wildlife and no place in the continent could be better than the Yala National Park. A safari through the National Park is the best way to explore the unsaid and see the very elegant and open leopards along with many other species in the dense lush green space.
There is no better way to understand and learn about a country’s culture other than living as a local. The natives of Sri Lanka are extremely welcoming and friendly. The country’s hospitable atmosphere is the what attracts the tourists and makes them want to stay longer. The local cuisine and street food of Sri Lanka is also a way to sense and taste the lives of Sri Lanka since the flavors of the country are inspired and comes from many diverse cultures of India and Far East Asia.
Travel Advisory: For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity: Sri Lanka supplies electricity in the same range as Australia i.e. 220-240 volts.