Why Sri Lanka
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Well, the question you should be asking is ‘Why not Sri Lanka?’, because that would be a much shorter list. For a mere 65,610 square kilometers of land area (that’s smaller than Washington State), this small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean definitely packs a punch.
Ever heard of Ceylon, Serendib, Taprobane or the Pearl of the Indian Ocean? These are all the monikers that Sri Lanka has picked up over time. For centuries, Sri Lanka has attracted global attention due to its very strategic location. It has been a trade and shipping hub since ancient times, and its own 2,500 year old cultural heritage has mingled with those of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonizers, to establish a rich diversity in culture, tradition, architecture and way of life, which you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
Sri Lanka boasts 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 15 National Parks showcasing elephants and leopards among other abundant wildlife, 1,330 km of coastline, lush tea estates, well preserved ruins and over 300 waterfalls. All this and more awaits the traveller who wants to discover the hidden beauty of Sri Lanka.
Come discover a place where Island Life is at its best. A place where coconut waters flow, life is spiced up, there is a smile on every face, laid back is a way of living, and your next big adventure is just around the corner.
When should you visit?
Come any time you like! Sri lanka is a year-long holiday destination, and has something unique and exciting to offer at all times of the year.
Having said that, it's very important to understand the monsoon seasons before you start planning your trip. Then you will have a clear picture of which side of the island you should be focusing on during the time of your visit. This is especially important for those on beach holidays.
Between May and September, the south-east monsoon brings rain to the south west portion of the island, and between October and January, monsoon rains can be prevalent in the northern and eastern coastal regions of the country.
Peak season usually falls between December and mid-April, but no matter when you decide to visit, the island is ready to put on its best show just for you.