Best Time to Visit Sri Lanka: Month by Month Breakdown

In recent years, Sri Lanka has emerged as one of the best tourist destinations in Asia, because this small island nation off the southern edge of India has an incredible wealth of diversity.

You can explore biodiverse forests and wetlands, go on safari in search of elephants or leopards, or whale watching along the extensive coastline.

To help you plan your trip, here’s our month by month breakdown on the best time to visit Sri Lanka.

July in Sri Lanka

Again, head north and get off the beaten track as you’ll find a wealth of intriguing destinations to discover in the dry and sunny parts of the country.

August in Sri Lanka

In Yala National Park in the youth, the lighter rains make the park more accessible while the flora is at its most extant and green, after the heavy monsoons.

September in Sri Lanka

The sun is out in force here and you can explore the long coastline and enjoy the spectacular beaches.

October in Sri Lanka

The east coast is also beautiful in October and it’s the last chance to experience the beaches before the northeast monsoon hits.

November in Sri Lanka

November is the tentative start to the high season in Sri Lanka because temperatures are lower and the climate is cooler.

December in Sri Lanka

This is the best time to visit Sri Lanka to explore the southwest coast, as temperatures are hovering between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius.

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