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Travel information about Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka known as Ceylon is an island country in Southern Asia with an area of 65,610 km2 (25,330 sq mi) with an estimated population of 21,203,000. Though it is small, it is a home of various cultures, ethnicities, and languages. Traders and adventures often visit Sri Lanka for precious stones and rare spices. Undeveloped beaches lined the island and variety of beautiful landscapes and jungles that inhabited many elephants, leopards, and bird species.
Capital city of Sri Lanka: Colombo
Best times to visit Sri Lanka: The best time to visit varies, due to the two separate monsoons that affect Sri Lanka, the climate is complicated. It’s best to go from October to March on west and south coast of the hill country. While the best time to go in April/May to December for the east coast. Hilly part is freezing while the other part of the country is humid.
How to get to Sri Lanka: Flights are available from cities throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia, China, Japan, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan. There is no direct flight to Sri Lanka for the cities outside Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It’s either you will take a stopover in Southeast Asia or Europe or a non-stop trip to India from Chicago, Newark, and New York City over the South pole.
Visa requirements for Sri Lanka: Visa, passport, and return ticket are required. Passport is valid not less than 6 months upon entry.
Currency of Sri Lanka: The currency of Sri Lanka is Sri Lankan Rupee.
Official Language of Sri Lanka: The official languages of Sri Lanka are Sinhala, Tamil, and English.
UNESCO World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka
There are 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka and 2 in their tentative list.
- Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
- Ancient City of Sigiriya
- Golden Temple of Dambulla
- Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
- Sacred City of Anuradhapura
- Sacred City of Kandy
- Central Highlands of Sri Lanka
- Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Scuba diving safety tips
Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:
- Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
- Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
- Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
- Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
- Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
- Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.