Sri Lanka is located in South Asia and was formerly known as Ceylon. It is located in the Indian Ocean, in the southeast of India. As it is close to the equator, it is a tropical island, likes summer all year round. Because it is close to India, it is also known as "a tear in the Indian Ocean." Geographical relations have made her deeply influenced by Indian culture. It is a country where Buddhism is the mainstay and where various religions live in harmony.
The worthwhile highlights in Sri Lanka mainly focus on the central Sri Lanka and the southwestern coasts of Sri Lanka, where tourists can visit Kandy with the national treasure Sakyamuni relic, Nuwara Eliya with alpine tea field and the “Little Africa” Yala National Park as well as Indian Ocean beaches. They have their own characteristics.
The vast central mountainous region preserves the traditional Sinhalese culture. It is full of green vegetation in this area. The old-fashioned small trains rumble through the alpine tea plantation, which makes tourists feel passing through time.
The western coast is mainly Colombo-centric, north to Neganbo and Bandaranaike Airport and south to the coastal town of Matara. With the exception of Colombo, the coastal towns in the southwest are almost insignificant and can be visited on foot in a day. The northern part of Sri Lanka has just recovered from the civil war. There are few travelers. However, tourists also can see some unique landscapes, such as the roads and railways passing through the sea near Jaffna.
The best travel time to travel in Sri Lanka is from December to next March, although it is hot all the year round. It divides into dry season and rainy season. There are two rainy seasons in Sri Lanka throughout the year, which are the period from May to August and the period from November to February. The tourism high season in Sri Lanka is from January to March, especially around Christmas, when a large number of European tourists come to escape from cold. The hottest time in Sri Lanka is April.
Sri Lanka has many tourism resource and place for visit. If you want to get acquainted with all the famous attractions, you can first fly to Sri Lanka and stay in Negombo, then explore the ancient city of Anuradhapura, visit the Sigiriya’s Lion Rock, and get to Minneriya National Park to experience elephant safari. Then visit the ancient capital of Kandy and the hometown of black tea, the colonial capital of Galle, and finally prepare to travel homebound after shopping in the capital Colombo.