Just south of India, and surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, lies the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka. Bespoke Holidays to Sri Lanka you will explore miles of unspoilt palm-fringed beaches there is a wealth of attractions. Sri Lanka’s heritage dates back thousands of years and visitors can delight in its many UNESCO World Heritage sites and temples. Travel inland and the temperate hill stations offer lush panoramic views over the surrounding tea plantations. Visit one of its many national parks that thrive with fascinating wildlife, including hundreds of elephants and the world’s most dense population of leopards.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Sri Lanka is warm all year-round. December to March is the most popular time to visit. The two monsoon seasons have the highest rainfall and fall between April to June and October to November.
TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT +5 hours and 30 minutes (Winter), +4 hours and 30 minutes(Summer).
VISAS: Visas are required for British passport holders and can be obtained by applying pre-departure via http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/ and cost US$35 per person.
LANGUAGE: Sinhala and Tamil (English is widely spoken).
CURRENCY: Sri Lankan Rupee.
FLIGHT INFORMATION: Sri Lankan Airlines offers direct scheduled services from the UK to Colombo. Other carriers to Sri Lanka include Emirates via Dubai and Qatar Airways via Doha.
FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 10 hours and 30 minutes.
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