When to go to Sri Lanka?

The best time to visit Sri Lanka is from December to April (high season). This is the best time to visit 'Hill Country' and the southwestern part of the country, where many of the highlights and best beaches of Sri Lanka are located. The second best time to go to Sri Lanka is from June till August, this is the best time to visit the East part of the country. Note that Sri Lanka has two monsoon periods per year, affecting different parts of the country.

Try to avoid traveling to the southwestern part of Sri Lanka from May to August and avoid the north and east part of Sri lanka from October to January, as this is the local monsoon season for both regions. In October and November it can be rainy throughout the country.

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