Sri Lanka

Asia

Overview

Sri Lanka is a very seductive country; with its palm-fringed shores, rare and delicious spices, wild and untamed wildlife, eternal sunshine and natural beauty, Sri Lanka has been attracting tourists, explorers, photographers, curious travellers and geographers for centuries. So why not take a trip to Sri Lanka and experience its magic as well?

From the soaring summit of Adam’s Peak, the towns of Galle and Kataragama, the popular Yala National Park, the mysterious city of Anuradhapura, to the towering rocks of Sigiriya, the fine collection of ancient art Polonnaruwa Island to sand and surfing at the remote Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka’s exuberant charm, culture and beauty will surely have you coming back for seconds, thirds and more!

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Important information

3 Main Attractions: Sigiriya, Yala National Park, Adam’s Peak

Culture Norms: It is customary to be offered tea when visiting and considered impolite to refuse. If visiting someone’s home, or place of business, bring a small token, such as a souvenir from home. Informal, Western dress is suitable, except when visiting Buddhist temples, where modest clothing should be worn. When visiting any place of worship make sure to remove your shoes and hats. English is spoken by around 10% of the population, so make sure to learn some phrases in Sinhala or Tamil, which are the major spoken languages.

Prices of Necessities: Bottle of water – 0.7 $, coffee – 2.1 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons – 15.0 $

Emergency Numbers: Police: 118 Ambulance: 110 Fire brigade: 111

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Precautions

Vaccinations: Malaria:  Prophylaxis with Lariam, Malarone, or doxycycline is recommended for all areas except the districts of Colombo, Kalutara, Galle, and Nuwara Eliya. Hepatitis A & B and Typhoid vaccinations are recommended for all travelers. Yellow fever required for all travelers greater than one year of age arriving from a yellow-fever-infected area. Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken. Japanese encephalitis, for travelers who may spend a month or more in rural areas and for short-term travelers who may spend substantial time outdoors in rural areas, especially after dusk. Rabies vaccination maybe required depending on your trip activities.

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Currency

Name: Sri Lankan Rupee

Symbol: LKR

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Weather conditions

Temperature
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Average High
Temperature (C)
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Average Low
Temperature (C)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
28.7°
29.5°
30.4°
31.1°
30.5°
29.7°
29.5°
29.5°
29.5°
29.1°
28.5°
28.2°
21.7°
21.9°
22.9°
24.0°
24.7°
24.5°
24.3°
24.2°
23.9°
23.3°
22.5°
22.2°
Precipitation
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Average Precipitation (mm)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
111.2
70.8
87.6
155.1
180.2
124.6
101.2
96.8
133.1
265.4
288.1
211.5
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Temperature
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Average High
Temperature (C)
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Average Low
Temperature (C)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
28.7°
29.5°
30.4°
31.1°
30.5°
29.7°
29.5°
29.5°
29.5°
29.1°
28.5°
28.2°
21.7°
21.9°
22.9°
24.0°
24.7°
24.5°
24.3°
24.2°
23.9°
23.3°
22.5°
22.2°
Precipitation
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Average Precipitation (mm)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
111.2
70.8
87.6
155.1
180.2
124.6
101.2
96.8
133.1
265.4
288.1
211.5
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Written by SuperCoucou SC Published on December 11, 2017
Sri Lanka is known for more than just beautiful beaches, delicious fruits and tea. It has an incredible array of Asia's most exotic animals and a trip to this lovely country wouldn't be comple...
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