Highlights • Places to visit • Best time to visit • Getting around • Food and drink • Accommodation • Tips
Places to visit Beaches EAST COAST • Arugam Bay • Passikuda SOUTH COAST • Unawatuna • Galle • Hikkaduwa • Mirissa
Places to Visit Hill Country • Kandy • NuwaraEliya • Hatton • Ella Historic Sites Anuradhapura – well preserved ruins of rich historical civilizations Dambulla - Cave Temple Sigiriya - Rock Fortress
Places to Visit Cultural Attractions • Kandy – Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic • Esala Perahera (a grand procession that takes place in July/August every year) • Kataragama – A collection of Shrines and Temples • Sigiriya - Rock Fortress
Places to Visit Wildlife and Adventure Jeep Safari at Wilpattu National Park, Minneriya National Park Yala– Wildlife Camping SinharajaForest – Visit to a Bio-diverse National Park Sigiriya– Rock Climbing Adam’s Peak – Rock Climbing Knuckles Mountain Range – Trekking Kithulgala– White Water Rafting
Best Time to Visit Beautiful Sunshine Makes Sri Lanka A Year Round Holiday Destination December – March: Northeast monsoonBest time to visit Sri Lanka, particularly the west and south coast beaches. Make sure you have reserved your accommodation and transportation in advance April and September – November Good weather island-wide. Make sure you have reserved your accommodation and transportation in advance May – August: Southwest monsoonWeather is best in the North and East
Best Time to Visit • Daytime averages 26 – 30 Degrees Celsius island wide, except for the hill country which can get slightly chilly at times. • Humidity levels reach 90% in the Southwestern coast while the rest of the country experiences 70-80% humidity.
Getting Around • Bus: Cheapest mode. Can take you to all corners of the island. • Train: Budget friendly. Will get you to major towns and cities. • Three Wheeler: Very commonly used. Confirm fare in advance or look out for meter. • Taxi: Cars and vans available on request. • Private Tour Operators: Blue Lanka Tours will arrange a vehicle and driver to take you around Sri Lanka.
Authentic Lankan Food • Lamprais • String Hoppers • Hoppers • Kottu • Sri Lankan Rice and Curry
Accommodation • Hotels, holiday apartments, villas and bungalows available island wide, and to suit every budget • Themed hotels such as eco friendly, Ayurvedic, etc to give you a unique experience and enhance your holiday in Sri Lanka
Tips You can apply for visas: • Online • At the Sri Lankan immigration office of your respective country • On arrival at the Bandaranayke International Airport. Two Airports in Sri Lanka: • Bandaranaiyake International Airport – 32kms from Colombo • MattalaRajapakse International Airport – Hambantota (south coast)
Tips Internet • Internet facilities are available at most public places. • Mobile network providers are available to supply mobile and data connections on the go. Currency • LKR140.00 for USD 1.00 • Currency notes are available in 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 100, 50 and 20, 10.
Tips As a Tourist • Sri Lanka is an absolutely family friendly tourist destination • Obey camera rules at religious sites • Decent clothing is a must when entering all religious sites • Tipping is expected for good service • Lankans are friendly in nature
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