It is Colombo's colourful, chaotic bazaar district that offers an exhilarating slice of Asian
Beautifully nestled amidst the central highlands, this historic city remains the Sri Lanka's
most important repository of traditional Sinhalese culture, exemplified by the great
"Esala Perahera festival" and the "Temple of the Tooth".
Other Tourist Attractions:
Polonnaruwa, Bentota, Kandy Esala Perahera, Arugam Bay, Pinnewela Elephant
Orphanage, Dambulla, Mirissa etc.
Best Time for Holidaying in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka enjoys a tropical climate with a well defined summer and winter, interspersed
by two monsoons – the north-east monsoon (in October-January) and the south-west
monsoon (in May-August). The climate is generally temperate, with temperatures rarely
rising above 35 degree Celsius. However, the best time to visit Sri Lanka is either
between December and March highlands or the west and south coasts or between May
and September, if you're visiting the east coast. So, make your Sri Lanka vacation
plans as per the suitable season.
Must Buy Things from Sri Lanka
Shopping is one of the most pleasant experiences in Sri Lanka. You can buy
international fashions (Sri Lanka is a major garment exporter), exclusive handicraft
items with traditional designs such as makara [(a mythical animal, swan, lion, elephant
and lotus which are most evident in brass work (boxes, lanterns, trays, vases)] and
silverware (ornately carved and filigree jewellery, tea-sets etc.) for excellent souvenirs.
One can buy food items like tea and exotic spices like cinnamon, curry leaves etc.
from here. Apart from these items, ritual masks, batik and handloom textiles, lacquer
ware, lace, and wood carvings are popular. Last but not the least; you can get widest
variety of precious stones including blue sapphires, rubies, star sapphires, cat's eye,
moonstones, garnets, aquamarines and topazes. There are many options to shop from
your Sri Lanka tour and get souvenirs for your loved ones.
Explore Options to Reach Sri Lanka
Before booking your Sri Lanka holiday package, you should be aware of the ways to
reach this beautiful country. To know more, read on:
The only way to reach Sri Lanka is by air. Colombo International Airport
(Bandaranayake International Airport) is a major gateway for direct flights from Europe,
Australia, Asia and the Middle East. There are numerous flights available between
Colombo and Chennai, Trichy, Thiruvananthapuram and Mumbai to Sri Lanka. The
airport operates flights from across Europe, Japan, South East Asia, India, Middle East,
China, Pakistan, etc. arrive at BIA. Besides, Sri Lanka Airlines also operate seaplane
services to short distance destinations like Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, etc.