Den 29 augusti lyfte svenska UD avrådan gällande för Sri Lanka. Det innebär att det återigen är enkelt att resa till paradisön.
Resebyrån Transindus är skrivit en skön sammanställning om varför resa till Sri Lanka och när det passar bäst.
Autumn Adventures, Sri Lanka
The evergreen Cultural Triangle remains hugely attractive at this time, but autumn is also the best season to explore the historic sites of the north including Jaffna, and the northern regions beyond.
• Visit Mannar Island, the tiny island with an illustrious history which is thought to have been the stepping stone used by the Monkey God when rescuing the goddess Sita, the site of one of the first Buddhist temple of Sri Lanka, the location of an early Portuguese fort and home of the first British Governor to region.
• Enjoy glorious early morning bird-watching by boat around Adam’s Bridge, a chain of sandy islets stretching across the straits that are thought to have once been a land connection between India and Sri Lanka.
• Cruise around the islands of Palk Bay, including Delft, home to miniature wild horses.
Glorious Winter Vacations, Sri Lanka
December to March is considered the optimal season for Sri Lanka when the weather is warm, sunny, and dry and the sea is at its calmest.
• The lush green hills, tea plantations, and mountains of Sri Lanka’s interiors are at their very best at this time of the year and enjoy fabulous weather. With an unending choice of walks/hikes and beautiful boutique hotels to choose from, this is an ideal location for restful holidays away from madding crowds. Don’t forget a ride on the narrow-gauge Hill Train from Kandy to Ella!
• The cultural Triangle comprising Sigiriya Rock Fort, Dambulla cave temples and the ancient capitals of the Dravidian and Vijayan kings remains ever popular.
• The wildlife parks of Sri Lanka re-open in winter after the monsoon hibernation, and a safari in search of Leopard and Sloth Bears is a must at this time of the year.
• Colombo and Galle both turn festive in February. Colombo celebrates the Navam Perahera to mark the birth of The Buddha, while Galle enjoys its much-lauded literary festival.
Spring Beach Breaks, Sri Lanka
Spring in Sri Lanka runs from mid-February to the end of April and sees glorious weather, making it ideal for easter vacations.
This is when you can head to the beaches of the South Coast with the family to simply relax, spot dolphins and giant blue whales or seek out nesting turtles.
• If you feel active you can tag on a trek to the top of Sigiriya Rock and experience the ancient capitals of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.
• The green Hills & Tea plantations are never far away! If you do venture out, don’t forget to blend your very own tea here!.
• Experience the Kandy – Ella Hill Railway said to be one of the world’s most scenic train journeys.
• Go on a safari in search of Leopard and Sloth Bears in Yala, Sri Lanka’s best-known National Park.
Summer Experiences, Sri Lanka
Uniquely for South Asia, Sri Lanka’s summer season (May to September) offers just as many delights as other seasons, making it an ideal destination for family holidays over the school recess.
• The summer is when the stunning beaches of the East Coast with their amazing deluxe and boutique hotels are at their best.
• Enjoy a day of joyful cruising to track dolphins and whales.
• Snorkel alongside Turtles & Manta Rays on Pigeon Island.
• Catch the waves at Arugam Bay, a must for surfing enthusiasts.
• July, partake in the Esala Perahera, Kandy’s most important festival.
• Late August, experience the Great Elephant Gathering in Minneriya National Park, a huge hit with young children.
• Travel northwards to Trincomalee to experience its rich cultural heritage, grand temples and pristine white beaches.