Sri Lanka

A Wonder of Asia

Sigiriya Mountain
Sigiriya Mountain

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Polonnaruwa City
Polonnaruwa City

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Mirissa Beach
Mirissa Beach

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Sigiriya Mountain
Sigiriya Mountain

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Even though Sri Lanka isn’t in Southeast Asia, it’s impossible for us not to include it in our destinations, as Sri Lanka is a country that it’s so beautiful that it cannot be ignored. 


Thanks to its incredibly gorgeous landscapes, its gigantic Buddhas, its history, and the hospitality of its inhabitants, Sri Lanka has gained various names like The Island of a Thousand Names, 
The Teardrop of India, The Pearl of the Indigo, and Ceylon. It's one of the islands with the most beautiful nature.

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The Time for Traveling

The best months to visit Sri Lanka would be April, September, October, and November, as, during these months, there are no monsoons in any part of the country. From December to March, Maha Monsoon wets the country’s East, North, and the ancient cities. From May to August, the Yala Monsoon wets the southern coasts, the western coasts, and the Highlands of the country.

 

Money

Sri Lanka’s currency is the Sri Lankan rupee Rupee (1 Rupee=0,0043 €).

 

Language

Sri Lanka has two official languages; Sinhala, which is spoken by 75,4% of the population, and Tamil, which is spoken by 16,2% of the population. English is recognized as a frank language, meaning that it is used when people who don’t speak the same mother tongue speak to each other. English is spoken by 9,3% of the population.

 

Passport

When planning to go to Sri Lanka, the ETA visa must be solicited. It can be obtained online in less than 5 minutes,  allows the stay in the country for 30 days, and enables leaving and coming back into the county within these 30 days.