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When To Visit
In the midst of searching for Sri Lanka travel tips, visitors will find out that this popular destination generally maintains good weather but the country has two annual monsoons that affect different parts of the country during different times. The southwest monsoon will bring in rains to the southwest and central hills from late May to late September. However, there will not be continuous rainfall.
The North-East monsoon blesses the North-East of the country with rain from November to February but sporadic rainfalls can also be experienced in March and April. The hottest month in the country is April with an average temperature of 32 Celsius except in the hills where scattered showers and winds will be experienced generally in the period of September to November. The tea gardens and hill stations are over 2000 meters high from sea level.
All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay and it is compulsory to obtain visa prior to arrival in Sri Lanka. Travellers heading over for business are also required to obtain a business visa to Sri Lanka.
Extensions can be arranged simply by visiting the emigration and immigration department.
Due to the bilateral relationship between the countries, Maldives and Singapore passport holders do not require visa to enter Sri Lanka.
VISA Fee –
– SAARC Countries Online Visa fee 30USD
– Other Countries 40USD
– Please note On Arrival Visa is 10USD higher than the above.
Official web site to obtain your visa : www.eta.gov.lk
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This beautiful island in the Indian Ocean is a destination to visit all year round. Sri Lanka is an amazing country that offers a wide variety of interests ranging from cultural heritage, nature, wildlife, beautiful landscapes, soft adventures, fauna & flora and exotic beaches.
Sri Lanka is located at the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent. It is a fascinating country with a history of over 2500 years which has paved the way for Sri Lanka to possess a wealth of ancient ruins. Many of which today have received recognition from UNESCO as world heritage sites.
Sri Lanka has been identified by many names in its glorious past. The Greeks and Romans called it ‘Taprobane’. During the time of the Arabian Sailor Sinbad it was known as ‘Serendib’. The Portuguese and Dutch referred to it as ‘Ceylaan’ and during the rule of the British it was called ‘Ceylon’ that made a brilliant branding for its tea ‘Ceylon Tea’. To the natives of the island it has always been ‘Sri Lanka’ which is the name going back to the days of the Ramayan Legend.
Geography: Sri Lanka is a small island of 65,610 sq.km in the Indian Ocean towards the South of India. Sri Lanka is located 880 km North of the equator. Its beaches merge into jungle rising to the hill country with peaks reaching a height of 2400 metres. Tea plantations and waterfalls embellish the hill country. There are nearly 3000 lakes in the Island. Unspoilt palm fringed beaches are found in most parts of the coastal belt. Coral reefs, paddy (rice) fields, wildlife parks and bird reserves are a few of the attractions that one will encounter.
As an island nation the country enjoys a spread of sunny beaches and calm seas during six months of the year on the west coast and the balance six months on the east coast., This is taking into account the west coast of the island being free from monsoons for six months of the year and the balance six months in the east coast.
Do’s and Don’ts when interacting with locals in Sri Lanka