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Where to Go in Sri Lanka
Most of the tourist activities in Sri Lanka could be found in Colombo and Kandy, although there are also other areas that offer different sceneries and various activities for the more adventurous.
If you are not afraid to try new things, checking out the city aboard a tuk-tuk is an adventure in itself. Colombo is the country’s capital and the largest city. You can check out the Dutch Period Museum, The Sri Lanka National Museum and view the 17th century regalia of the Kandyan Kings and the beautiful dioramas in the Natural History Museum.
Kandy is the country’s cultural capital and considered a sacred city. It is a pilgrimage destination for its most holy shrine, the Temple of the Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. The annual procession of the Esala Perahera in July or August is one of the highlights to a visit in Kandy.
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The country of Sri Lanka has a history that spans more than 3,000 years. Its deep harbours made the country a very strategic location for the Silk Road. The diverse country is home to many ethnicities, languages and religions and has a very rich Buddhist heritage. It was called Sinhala by India and for a long time was known as Ceylon, with the widely known Ceylon tea one of its major exports. Sri Lanka was mentioned in Ramayana that was created in 4th to 5th BCE.
Sri Lanka's Climate
With its two rainy seasons, the best time to go to Sri Lanka is between December and March if you plan to visit the southern and western coasts. If you are planning to see the east coast of the country, go there in April or May until September, to take advantage of good weather.
Sri Lanka is in the tropics so rain can occur at any time of the year. It experiences two rainy seasons, from October to January and May to July. The rest of the year, it is hot and humid. The climate varies depending on the location. Near the hills in Nuwara Eliya in the center of the country the temperature could be -5 °C to 20 °C (23 °F to 68 °F) all-year round while in the dry zone such as Hambanthota, temperature could be around 30 °C to 35 °C (86 °F to 95 °F).