Sri Lanka’s wildlife calendar

Sri Lanka’s wildlife calendar

Sri Lanka’s wildlife calendar

If you’re looking to go on a wildlife adventure of a lifetime, you can’t go much wrong with picking Sri Lanka as your destination. Not only is it packed with 26 world renowned national parks filled with big game, it is also arguably the best place in the world to see the largest creature of them all – the blue whale! If you’re looking for the best time to visit Sri Lanka for spotting wildlife, check out our wildlife calendar which shows when in the year is the best time for seeing the various exotic creatures that call Sri Lanka home
January

Land animals and birds

  • Leopard (Yala and Wilpattu National Parks)
  • Elephants (Udawalawe) Primates (Cultural Triangle)
  • Large Reptiles
  • Dragonflies and Butterflies
  • Sinharaja bird wave
  • Migrant birds

Sea life

  • Blue Whale (Mirissa)
  • Spinner Dolphin
February

Land animals and birds

  • Leopard (Yala and Wilpattu National Parks)
  • Elephants (Udawalawe)
  • Primates (Cultural Triangle)
  • Large Reptiles
  • Dragonflies and Butterflies
  • Sinharaja bird wave
  • Migrant birds

Sea life

  • Blue Whale (Mirissa)
  • Spinner Dolphin
March

Land animals and birds

  • Leopard (Yala and Wilpattu National Parks)
  • Elephants (Udawalawe)
  • Primates (Cultural Triangle)
  • Large Reptiles
  • Dragonflies and Butterflies
  • Sinharaja bird wave
  • Migrant birds

Sea life

  • Blue Whale (Mirissa)
  • Spinner Dolphin
  • Green Turtle
April

Land animals and birds

  • Leopard (Yala and Wilpattu National Parks)
  • Elephants (Udawalawe)
  • Primates (Cultural Triangle)
  • Large Reptiles
  • Dragonflies and Butterflies
  • Sinharaja bird wave

Sea life

  • Blue Whale (Mirissa)
  • Spinner Dolphin
  • Green Turtle
May

Land animals and birds

 

  • Leopard (Yala and Wilpattu National Parks)
  • Elephants (Udawalawe)
  • Primates (Cultural Triangle)
  • Large Reptiles
  • Dragonflies and Butterflies
  • Sinharaja bird wave

 

Sea life

  • Green Turtle
June

Land animals and birds

  • Leopard (Yala and Wilpattu National Parks)
  • Elephants (Udawalawe)
  • Primates (Cultural Triangle)
  • Large Reptiles
  • Dragonflies and Butterflies
  • Sinharaja bird wave

Sea life

  • Green Turtle
July

Land animals and birds

  • Leopard (Yala and Wilpattu National Parks)
  • The Elephant Gathering at Minneriya
  • Elephants (Udawalawe)
  • Primates (Cultural Triangle)
  • Mugger Crocodile (Yala)
  • Large Reptiles
  • Dragonflies and Butterflies
  • Sinharaja bird wave

Sea life

  • Green Turtle
August

Land animals and birds

  • Leopard (Yala and Wilpattu National Parks)
  • The Elephant Gathering at Minneriya
  • Elephants (Udawalawe)
  • Primates (Cultural Triangle)
  • Mugger Crocodile (Yala)
  • Large Reptiles
  • Dragonflies and Butterflies
  • Sinharaja bird wave

 

September

Land animals and birds

  • Leopard (Yala and Wilpattu National Parks)
  • The Elephant Gathering at Minneriya
  • Elephants (Udawalawe)
  • Primates (Cultural Triangle)
  • Mugger Crocodile (Yala)
  • Large Reptiles
  • Dragonflies and Butterflies
  • Sinharaja bird wave
October

Land animals and birds

  • Leopard (Yala and Wilpattu National Parks)
  • Elephants (Udawalawe)
  • Primates (Cultural Triangle)
  • Large Reptiles
  • Dragonflies and Butterflies
  • Sinharaja bird wave

 

November

Land animals and birds

  • Leopard (Yala and Wilpattu National Parks)
  • Elephants (Udawalawe)
  • Primates (Cultural Triangle)
  • Large Reptiles
  • Dragonflies and Butterflies
  • Sinharaja bird wave
  • Migrant birds

Sea life

  • Blue Whale (Mirissa)
  • Spinner Dolphin
December

Land animals and birds

  • Leopard (Yala and Wilpattu National Parks)
  • Elephants (Udawalawe)
  • Primates (Cultural Triangle)
  • Large Reptiles
  • Dragonflies and Butterflies
  • Sinharaja bird wave
  • Migrant birds

Sea life

  • Blue Whale (Mirissa)
  • Spinner Dolphin

Book your Sri Lanka wildlife holiday

We specialise in the customised tours to Sri Lanka and regularly create exciting wildlife holidays to the island that specifically suit our traveller’s wants and needs. Whether you’re interested in big game, a bird watching enthusiast, want to catch a glimpse at the majestic blue whale, or you’re looking for an experience that takes in a bit of everything, get in touch today!

Crafts and Gems of  Sri Lanka

Crafts and Gems of Sri Lanka

Crafts and Gems of Sri Lanka

Most of our Customers often buy some souvenirs on their travels, as they know one day, these purchases will bring back the happy memories of the Unique Holiday they had in Sri Lanka.The most popular purchase of travelers is Gems. Srilanka is one of the largest Natural Sapphire exporters in the World. Our signature Stone is called the Ceylon Sapphire which is the medium Blue or the Cornflower Blue Sapphire that is only found in Sri Lanka.  The most expensive is the Red Sapphire called the star Ruby. Srilanka offers a range of semi pressures Stones such as Topaz, Aquamarine, Amethysts, Garnet, Moonstone, and many more.   

Masks painted with natural colors too are popular among Travelers. These traditional masks date back to the pre-historic periods where the medicinal Masks were used to cure patients. There are different masks representing different eras and purposes. The Balsa Wood makes these masks very light which encourages the Tourist to buy them.  We have a lot of souvenirs made out of Coconuts, Rattan, Reed, Palmyra, Black Palm, etc. 

Trekking in Hanthana Mountain

Trekking in Hanthana Mountain

Trekking in Hanthana Mountain

The Hanthana Mountain Range is not far from the famous Kandy City. The Mountain Range is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy town. It is a great addition to your list of “Things to do in Kandy“

This less-visited isolated Mountain range has fantastic moderate walking paths through Tea plantations. There are seven individual peaks and the highest is called Ura- Kanda. The peaks offer spectacular views of the Knuckles Mountain Range and The Kandy City. On a good clear day, you get to see the distance of over 50 miles. In the Mornings and late afternoons, you could spot a lot of birds including endemic species. You could easily fit in a visit to the iconic Tea Museum on the way to the Hanthana Mountain range.  

Visit the Tea plantation in Sri Lanka

Visit the Tea plantation in Sri Lanka

Visit the Tea plantation in Sri Lanka

You will start to look at the Cup of Tea on your table differently, after visiting the scenic Tea plantations in Sri Lanka.  Tea is mainly grown in the hill country, over the altitude of 4000 feet. When you hit the Hill Country, you will see thousands of Acers of Tea being grown, that would look like a green carpet over the hills. You will see the Tea Pickers in vibrant colors moving around picking the young tea leaves at a fairly quick phase. At a Tea factory, you get to understand the Journey from Leaf to Cup and the hard work that goes into producing your cup of Tea. Hill Country is the most picturesque area of Srilanka with colorful flowers, Waterfalls, and Viewpoints. The drive through the Tea country is an amazing experience with so much to see and there is never a dull moment with Photo opportunities coming up so very often. The Ceylon Tea is one of the best in the World and has been bringing Foreign exchange into the Country for generations. There are some amazing Unique Boutique Hotels tucked in the Tea plantations offering an unforgettable experience to our travelers. These Hotels were once, owned by British Tea Planters.   The Hill country experience will definitely stay as one of the Highlights of your Holiday in Sri Lanka.     

The Ella Gap and its surroundings

The Ella Gap and its surroundings

The Ella Gap and its surroundings

The Ella gap can be seen at its best from the Little Adam’s peak which is 1141 meters above Sea level. But you can get decent views of the Ella Gap from the main road leading to the South East too. Technically, the Ella gap is a space between two long mountains that reveals an amazing view, all the way to the Southern coast of the island. You see a series of Mountains, Some reservoirs and the forests blended together stretching past 60 miles. Ella Gap is a unique creation of the Nature that should not be missed. Driving along the Road running parallel to Ella Gap is a great experience as you get to see different views and drops. You get to see the vibrant Rawana- Ella Waterfall by the side of the Road which is at its best soon after the Monsoons.

Sri Lanka’s Endemics

Sri Lanka’s Endemics

Sri Lanka’s Endemics

Till the recent past, Srilanka was seen as a Beach destination for package Tourists. But there is so much to explore in Srilanka, than just sitting on the Beach. Its rich History and culture, Fun activities, Wild life, flora and Fauna are worth explored. Srilanka has so many native species of Wild life, Trees and Plants. The hot spot for Endemic species is, the Sinharaja rain forest which is Home for many Sri Lankan endemic species. Some of the endemic Animals found at Sinharaja are Giant squirrel, dusky-striped jungle squirrel, badger mongoose and purple-faced leaf monkey. Some of the common native Birds are Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon, Green-Billed Coucal, Sri Lankan white-headed starling, Red-faced Malkoha, Green-billed Caucal, Sri Lanka Spur fowl, Sri Lankan Blue Magpie, and Ashy-headed Babbler.
The Sri Lankan Elephant is a sub species of the Asian Elephant. The Srilankan Elephants have pigmentation on their Trunks and ears. Elephant Gatherings happen in Srilanka very often, where you get to see over two hundred Elephants.