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Elephants walking through a river in Sri Lanka | Classical Sri Lanka Tour

Sri Lanka

Known as “Serendip” to Arab geographers, the island fell under Portuguese and Dutch influence and finally came under British rule when it was called Ceylon. Today, after a tumultuous few decades which have seen the culmination of a bitter civil war and devastating natural disasters, Sri Lanka’s star shines bright once more on the travellers’ horizon. Hopping along the sun-drenched southern coast you’ll pass radiant green rice paddies, multi-coloured fishing boats and sleepy villages bathed in bougainvillea. The beaches are palm-fringed and idyllic, with sand so pure it squeaks under foot.

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Know before you go
  • Spring



    Av temp: 29˚C84˚F

  • Summer



    Av temp: 28˚C82˚F

  • Autumn



    Av temp: 28˚C82˚F

  • Winter



    Av temp: 28˚C82˚F

  • Time difference

    GMT + 5 1/2hrs

  • Currency

    Sri Lankan Rupees

When to go: Temperatures are high all year; January-February for the lowest rainfall.

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