Sri Lanka Travel Guide

Sri Lanka is a country that had been an my travel list for a long time. I once read a poem about it and instantly feel in love with the description of the nature’s beauty.

In 2019 I finally got to go there and despite a rough beginning I fell in love with the country, its’ food and people.

There are many incredible things you can do in this small but diverse country. And it is hard not to fall in love with it!

Places to See:

  • Unawatuna
  • Kaudulla National Park / Minneriya National Park
  • Little Adam’s Peak
  • Ella to Kandy Train Ride
  • Trincomalee
  • Pidurangala

Things to Know before you visit Sri Lanka

Girl standing on Coconut Tree Hill which is located in Mirissa Sri Lanka.
Coconut Tree Hills, Mirissa

Daily Travel Budget

Language

Sinhalese & Tamil

Currency

Sri Lankan Rupee

(100 LKR equals 0.50 EUR, 0.42 GBP, 0.80 AUD or 0.55 USD)

Credit Cards & ATMs

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Plugs

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Visa

Citizens of most countries require a visa to enter the country. Use the official government website to get your ETA for Sri Lanka.

Safety

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When to visit Sri Lanka

The best time to visit Sri Lanka depends on what you want to do and where the location within the country. Due to its geographical location Sri Lanka has two monsoon season.

Therefore the best time to visit the East of the country is between April or May to September. If you want to visit the West, the South or the hill country in the center, it is best to go there between December and March.

Be aware that the are no guarantees that it will not rain for several days even if you travel in the best timeframe. I had a bit of bad luck myself when I explored the country.

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