Best time to visit Sri Lanka

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12 THINGS TO DO IN SRI LANKA

Kandy Esala Perahera

August 17–27, 2018 • event

Celebrated to pay respect to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha, based in Kandy

Elephant Gathering

August–September • nature

Around 300 elephants gather at the banks of Minneriya Lake

Leopard Safari

March–October  • activity

To watch leopards in the wild is definitely an experience of a lifetime

Cocoa

early November–January | mid-March–mid-October • food

Have you ever wondered what chocolate is made of? Now is the time to see a cocoa bean!

Surfing

April–October  • activity

Arugam bay is the most famous surfing spot

Uva Tea Harvest

August–October  • activity

Uva is probably the most famous tea producing region

Diving the North East Coast

May–October  • activity

Warm waters of Indian ocean promise incredible diving

Mangosteen

May–September • food

Often called the Queen of fruits, mangosteen is a total delight

Beach Season on East Coast

June–September  • activity

The beautiful beaches of east coast are perfect for relaxation

Whale Watching

November–April | July–September  • activity

Sri Lanka is fortunately situated in a vantage point to observe whales

Durian

May–August  • food

Introduced during the British colonial times, durian grows only in the southern part of the country

Deep Sea Fishing on East Coast

May–September • activity

Fishing on the East Coast depends on monsoon

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Tea Harvest

January – March • activity

Sri Lanka is well known for its suberb tea, which is the main agricultural crop in many provinces

Vesak Festival

May 29, 2018 • event

Both religious and cultural, the festival adorns the country

Stilt Fishing

June–mid-July | late October–mid-December • activity

Once this kind of fishing was a necessity, now it fades away

Horton Plains

January–March • activity

Have you ever wondered where does the world end? See the World's End at the Horton Plains

Dolphins Watching

November–April  • nature

Sri Lanka can boast having the best spots for watching dolphins!

Diving in the West and South West

October–May • activity

You can visit some awesome diving spots close to Colombo

Cricket

June–early August • activity

Sri Lanka has one of the strongest national teams for cricket. It's one of the most popular sports on the island

Adam's Peak Pilgrimage

December–April • activity

The destination for followers of different religions, Adam's Peak or Sri Pada is surrounded by legends

Beach Season on South and West Coast

January–March  • activity

Due to monsoons, beach seasons vary depending on the area you are in

Turtle Watching

January–April • activity

There are at least 7 species of sea turtles that hang out on the shores of Sri Lanka to nest

Bird Watching

October–July • nature

Migratory birds as well as those who can call Sri Lanka home, will impress any bird watching enthusiast

Sloth Bear

June–July  • nature

These cute bears are best seen during the palu fruit season!

Avurudu Table

April 13–April 14 • food

The New Year table in Sri Lanka consists of many traditional sweet dishes

National Bird Watching Month

December • nature

Exlore wonderful feathered species in Sri Lanka during a special birding event

Colombo Aadi Vel Festival

late July • event

A colourful religious ceremony honouring the Hindu God of War with offerings and piercing

Rambutan

late May–mid-August • food

During this period, ​you can try one of the sweetest fruits, sold everywhere