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Discovering the Best Time to Visit Sri Lanka, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean

If you are asking yourself when is the best time to visit Sri Lanka, also known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.

You should know that it is one of the most beautiful islands we had ever seen.

It has a little bit of everything: culture, wildlife and exotic beaches.

Sri-Lanka is a perfect destination for surfers, nature adventurers and culture lovers.

Local people are very kind and helpful; they do their best to make you feel like home.

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Best time to visit Sri Lanka trip

We are interested in culture and wildlife so we chose a tour around the country.

We chose to visit Sri Lanka at the end of march and the weather was just perfect! Not too hot, not too cold. We were lucky and it was sunny each day!

When is the best time to visit Sri Lanka ?

If you are wondering when is the best time you should visit Sri Lanka, the most appropriate answer is “depend on what are you planning to do and where to go in Sri Lanka”.

SriLanka is affected by two monsoons, so all year around there is a place with good weather in Srilanka.

In southwest of the island from April/May to September is the rainy season while in the northeast side rain will fall between November to March.

Find out here when is the best time to visit Sri Lanka.

No matter the period when you choose to visit Sri Lanka, keep in mind that in the mountains the weather is colder and more foggy than in other parts of Srilanka.

A raincoat and a jacket is always a good idea to have in your luggage.

Our advice is to decide on what you want to see first and based on that choose the best time to visit Sri Lanka.

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