Best season to travel to Sri Lanka


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

Best time: early November–January | mid-March–mid-October


While Sri Lanka is not among the biggest cocoa producers of the world, Central, North Western, Sabaragamuwa, Uva, Western and Southern provinces of the country have good conditions for growing it. Cocoa can be considered the most important tree crop in these areas. Cultivation of cocoa was started in Sri Lanka by the British in 1834.

There are two cocoa picking seasons with a short break in the middle. Visit at one of them and see the source of chocolate production!

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Authors: Olha Savych