When is the best time to travel to Sri Lanka ?
Many people ask about the weather in Sri Lanka during the different months of the year, the climate of the island, monsoon rains … To know what is the best time to travel in Sri Lanka it is important to know …
Answering this question is very difficult, because this country, ten times smaller than Spain, has different climates that sometimes depend only on the time of the trip, but also on the regions or places you visit.
We could experience a period of drought in Sigiriya despite having monsoon rains in Kandy with a difference of 70 kilometres from one location to another.
The question is to know that the monsoons come from the south-west in the months of May, June, July, August, September and October, giving the opportunity to visit areas such as Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Trincomalee, Pasekudah, Arugam Bay and others without fear big rains.
Similarly, the north-east monsoon we have in November, December, January, February, March and April can experience rainfall in the areas mentioned, yet we will quietly visit the entire Colombo area, much of the west and south coasts. , Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Yala in this country the rains alternate with the sun at any time of the year.
This is why we have this spectacular nature that dazzles everyone.
Hotels and accommodations prices
We have two high seasons a year:
Right now the high season for Sri Lankan hotels starts in November and ends at the end of April.
It should be noted as “High season” the Christmas and February dates for the “Chinese New Year” effect.
In these days of December, January and February, hotel prices become much more expensive.
July and August are the months of maximum demand for hotels and services in the summer, especially the second due to the Esala Perahera effect in Kandy.
Possibility to find attractive prices almost every month of the year. From mid-January to June and from September to mid-December.
This means that the highest prices for airline tickets are at Christmas and in July and August.
The best time to travel to Sri Lanka is …
For adult travellers
You can come to Sri Lanka most of the year because you will find good weather and very attractive prices, both for the plane and for the hotels.
You just have to know that traveling in August, Christmas and February will be a little more expensive.
Furthermore, for the dates so requested it is necessary to plan the trip with 6-8 months in advance.
For children and students
For families with children it is strongly recommended to come at the end of June, when the children finish their lessons, in Europe.
Sri Lanka is indeed the perfect place for children and for people who like animals and nature.
This country is incredibly green.
It is impossible not to find elephant herds on safari or even on the same road traveling.
It is also very easy to see leopards, macaques and other types of monkeys, giant squirrels, jackals, etc. etc
Furthermore, walking with children and adults through the Peradeniya Botanical Garden is a delight. Along with the giant trees and millions of plants, we will also find monkeys and other animals in this immense place.