Pearl of the Indian Ocean: Things to Know Before Going to Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is an island country situated in South Asia, often referred to as the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Full of mysterious ancient cities, beautiful beaches that are great for surf, amazing food and an incredible blend of cultures, it is a destination you should definitely visit once in a lifetime.

If you have booked your travel, these are the things you should know.


Most countries need a visa to Sri Lanka and you can get it online for $35, within 5 minutes. But, make sure you get it on time, at least 48 hours before your travel.

When to Visit?

The weather is perfect in the months of December and April, From May to August is the monsoon season, when it rains a lot. Meanwhile, the period between September and November is maybe the greatest, because the weather is still good, and the prices for accommodation are 30% off.

What to Pack?

The weather is warm, so T-shirts, shorts, light dresses are perfect for your trip to Sri Lanka. Sandals are great for temple visiting, beaches, rainstorms, but if you plan on going hiking, and an extra pair of sturdy shoes and a jacket is a must. Also, don’t forget to pack your hat, rain check, and a mosquito repellent.