Sri Lanka - An Island Country with a rich history
Sri Lanka, which spans over 65,600 square kilometers, is the 25th largest island country in the world. Located in the Indian ocean, the country has a diverse landscape filled with dense jungles, steep mountains, and sandy beaches. Because of the rarity of flora and fauna, it is estimated that about 13% of the land surface is declared as a wildlife protected area (WLPA). Many jungle reserves like the Yala National park, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Udawalawe National Park, Wilpattu National park, and so on were established to preserve the wildlife in the country. The parks are open for safari and trekking trips. Tourists really enjoy such expeditions and hence they form the best part of Sri Lanka tour.
Sri Lanka has a long and rich history; the first reference of which is seen in Indian Epic Ramayana. Buddhism flourished in the country from 250 BC and many temples and monasteries were established throughout the land. The Anuradhapura period (377 BC – 1017AD) was the golden age of artists and sculptures who created astounding statues, temples, and palaces by carving into stone. There are still many monuments in Sri Lanka that are reminiscent of the era.
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Best Time To Visit Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has a temperature of around 27 degrees Celsius year-round. There are two monsoon seasons, Southwest (April -September) and Northeast (November to March). The former is wetter and brings rain to the west and southwest coasts whereas the latter is less severe and hits the East coast. So the best time to visit Sri Lanka depends on which parts you are planning to go to.
If you are planning to visit the western and southern coasts, choose a time between December and March.
If you are heading to the North and the East coast, it is better to travel between May to September.