Sri Lanka

 

Just south of India lies the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka. Miles of unspoilt beaches edge the coastline and a history that dates back thousands of years. UNESCO World Heritage sites and temples cover it's hilly interior and National Parks teem with fascinating wildlife, including hundreds of elephants and leopards are all over the island. Boat trips from the beaches in the south reveal turtles, dolphins and whales. Sri Lanka is one of the best places in the world to see Blue Whales in their natural habitat, as the deep water provides ideal feeding ground for migrating whales from November to April. Sperm whales, killer whales, pilot whales and dolphins are also regularly spotted in whale watching trips. 

Awash with colour, vibrancy and beauty from the gloriously gold sands to the verdant jungles entwined around ancient monuments beneath blazing blue skies, Sri Lanka is a dream destination for many. The Southwest coast is especially popular, with resorts such as Negombo and Bentota which have an array of stunning hotels from old colonial to modern and trendy resorts. Trincomalee on the east coast is also a popular, quieter option. Combine a beach stay with a tour to the tea plantations and national parks and spend a day at the Pinnewla Elephant Orphanage.

Sri Lanka has something for everyone from adventure in the national parks and white water rafting from Nuwara Eliya, to taking in the natural and cultural history in one of the seven UNESCO sites, shoppers paradise, Sri Lanka is famous for gems, silverware and tea, nature lovers wont know which of the 14 national parks to visit first and for those who love to relax on a tropical beach Sri Lanka has miles of unspolit palm fringed beaches. 

 

 

Sri Lanka Facts

Location - Indian Ocean, off south-east coast of India

Capital - Colombo

Flying Time - 11.5 hours

Population - 21 million

Visa - 30 day visa issued on arrival

Language - Sihala and Tamil, English is widely spoken

Currency - Sri Lankan Rupee

Vaccinations - Some recommended contact your doctor

Telephone - +94

 

Weather Data (Weather patterns are unpredictable and this data should be used as a guide only)

  C rain(mm) Sun(hrs)

Jan         31        50            8

Feb        31        75            9

Mar        32        125           9

Apr         32        250          8

May        32       380           7

Jun         30        175          7

Jul          30        125          7

Aug        30        100          7

Sep        30        225          6

Oct         30       175           7

Nov         30       175           7

Dec        30        175          7

 

 

 

 

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