The Best Time To Visit Sri Lanka

Srilanka known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean is blessed with very good Weather. Being a Tropical Country, makes it conducive for traveling all year round. Therefore, it does not matter too much, when you come to visit Srilanka. But there are some minor points that you may wish to know before booking your Holiday.

Though Sri Lanka is a small country, the Weather varies a lot. Within a drive of three hours, the Temperature could go from 30 degrees to 10 degrees, from nice and Sunny to rainy and misty. This mystical nature`s wander makes Sri Lanka a unique destination. No matter what time of the Year you come, the Sun is guaranteed.

January - April

This is a good time to visit Srilanka as there is very little rain around, during this time. This is the best time to see Whales. Swimming in the Sea is possible in the South and West Coasts. This is a good time for water sports such as surfing and snorkeling. January is a bit cooler by Srilankan standards and April is tilted towards the hot season. The Country goes to the Holiday mood after the 13th of April because of the Sinhala New Year. April is the best time for Kitesurfing in Srilanka which is becoming more and more popular every Season.

May - June

This is the time that the South- West Monsoon kicks in. There is some rain around and the humidity climbs up as well. This is not the Ideal time for a beach Holiday in SriLanka, but it is a good time to travel around the country sightseeing. The sites will be unique over this time with very few tourists around. Most of the sites will be for your selves to explore compared to lining up to visit sites during the busy Season.

July - September

This is the time for family Holidays. Lots of families are seen in July/ August. Though there is little rain around, this is a good time to visit SriLanka. The Elephant gathering in Minneriya

National park happens during this time of the Year where you get to see hundreds of Elephants with babies. The Perehera in Kandy [Procession] takes places in July/ August to pay homage to the Tooth relic of Buddha which is a unique highlight.

October – November

This is the time of the North- East monsoon. But this does not mean it would rain all day. The North East monsoon is not very heavy and usually, it rains in the late afternoon. This is a fairly quiet time in Srilanka. You can swim in the Sea in the North and East during this time of the Year. .


This is the best time to visit Sri Lanka as far as the Weather is concerned. This is the coolest month in Srilanka which would be the ideal temperature for you. The temperature will be around 25 Degrees. This is the busiest time of the year for sure and a lot of families visit SriLanka during this time of the Year. Unique Travels offers fantastic affordable tours to make your holiday the most memorable Holiday. We will make sure that you are well looked after by our very experienced field staff. Our mission is to make sure that you will have your best Holiday in SriLanka To find out more information about our tours and SriLanka's most beautiful places, visit our website Today!

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