Sri Lanka, 25th largest island in the world, boasts an ocean dotted by palm trees as long as your eyes could go.

Nestling in the southern part in India situated between Bay of Bengal and the Laccadive Sea, is the tropical island of Sri Lanka. It is the largest Island in the globe, and has a coastline lined by palm trees for as far as one’s eyes can reach. In addition, the temperature hovers between 27 and 27 degC (80degF) throughout the year due to its geographical proximity towards the Equator, Sri Lanka has plenty to offer thalassophiles as well as sun worshippers , even in the event that it’s not raining.

The weather of Sri Lanka is governed by two main monsoon periods and, as they change, Sri Lanka can be considered a year throughout the year holiday destination. If the east coastline’s Arugum Bay is just too risky for surfing, the Western coast’s ocean in Kalpitiya with its abundance of Blue Whales is hardly a less shabby option. In the end, there’s always a dry spot all year round, but you must make sure to plan your travels in these months to avoid beach washed-out days.

Simply the most ideal time to visit the coasts of the west and south and hills is from December to March. Meanwhile, the best weather on east coast runs from May/April until September.

Between October and March – the best time to explore the west and southern coasts

includes: Chilaw in the west, Galle in the south and the capital city Colombo in the south-west.

While temperatures are a constant 27deg to 29degC all year long in this region, it experiences an occurrence known as the Yala Monsoon Season from April until September. In this time, the most wet months are April, between May and June. The majority of beach hotels are located in this region.

If you’re looking to enjoy a day at the beach, make sure you go in the months between October and March , which will bring the best weather, though it is possible to rule a downpour out.

If you’re looking forward to taking a dip in the ocean take a trip between January and March, when the ocean is at its calmest. A further benefit is that during this time it is possible to catch sight of Blue and Sperm whales.

The best time to go is April to attend the Sinhala and Tamil Nadu “New Year” celebration. The festival marks the close of the harvesting season in Sri Lanka which is celebrated by people of the Sinhalese people. The festival usually lasts for one week and is a host to various occasions for food and entertainment and plantains abundance!

July is the month that marks the start with the traditional Esala celebrations beginning with the first celebration being held in Kataragma. These festivals commemorate the anniversary of the very first teachings offered to the Buddha. At Kataragama’s festival, you can see elephants, whip crackers, Hewisi drummers, and Borukakul Karayo stilt-walkers.

Then, in August, there is another of the Esala celebrations which this year takes location within the Kandy region. The festival is specifically 10 days and, like Kataragama’s, has performers, dancers, jugglers along with fire-breathers and lavishly decorated elephants to those who want to be part of. Make sure to sample the local dishes like Okra and banana flowers.

It is worth noting the fact that Sri-Lankan schools are in full swing during their second semester in the months of May, June and July. If you’re seeking a relaxing or free of children and want to travel with your family, these are the perfect times to travel in that direction.

March is the ideal time to go to the Central Hills

Includes: Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Peradeniya Botanical Gardens

Central Hills Central Hills is a mountainous area that is located in the southern-central region of Sri Lanka. The hilly region that is triangular in shape has a height of more than 300 metres and covers about 20% of the total surface of the island.

Due to its position and its elevation Because of its location and elevation, due to its elevation and location, Central Hills tend to be cooler throughout the year, and, in fact, more so than coastal regions, with an average temperature of 15 degrees Celsius. From January to March, they tend to be the most sunny and dry time of the year. The moistest months are typically the months of October and November.

Do I require a visa to travel to Sri Lanka?

Visas for Sri Lanka are classified into three categories Visas for business trips as well as tourist visas and the visas required for travel. You may request your electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) on the internet.

From April to September is the most popular timing to go to Eastern and Northern regions

The “Maha” monsoon season is a major threat to regions in the Eastern and Northern regions from November to March , with the most humid months occurring between October and November. Therefore, to prevent this from happening, be there from April to September.

August and September are usually dry, which is ideal for family vacations, even however it can get hot, and during this time rain showers are usually short and swift.

NOTE: Get there during school terms from January through April, when it is much more peaceful.

October and November – the inter-monsoonal period

The inter-monsoonal time period is extremely unstable and intense thunderstorms and flooding could happen in any place at any moment. The good thing is that it’s off-peak season and there’s no crowds, which is wonderful as it’s not too unpredictable rains.

There is a Deepavali (Diwali) celebration is a celebration that means “festival of lights” also occurs every year in November or October, based according to the Hindu Lunar calendar. It’s a stunning celebration where you can see the glowing homes built by the locals, sample local food and go to Kandaswamy Kovil, one of the most sought-after Hindu temples in Sri Lanka.