Flights to Sri Lanka

A Trip to Sri Lanka 

Pack your bags and set out on an idyllic vacation to the Land of Sun and Sand – Sri Lanka. Dotted with scores of immaculate beaches, lush tea gardens, heritage sites, magnificent waterfalls and verdant hills, this is the absolute haven for all nature lovers. A perfect amalgamation of the traditional and the modern, the culture of this quaint island is dynamic enough to entice you.

Airlines flying from India to Sri Lankan are Jet Airways, Sri Lankan Airlines, Mihin Lanka, Air India, Spice Jet. Other airlines flying to Sri Lanka are Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Etihad Airways, fly dubai, Thai Airways, Qatar Airways, Oman Air, Saudia.

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Which city is cheap to fly to in Sri Lanka?

Find the cheapest city to travel to in Sri Lanka by referring to the countries section and select the preferred country. The page that you will be redirected to will have a brief description about the country, its cities and their air fares.

Domestic travel between cities

  • Air travel within Sri Lanka is cheap and convenient.
  • Buses are a good option for intercity travel in Sri Lanka, allowing all travellers to enjoy the landscapes and mesmerizing views.

Before you fly to Sri Lanka

Visa for Indians flying to Sri Lanka

To apply for a visa to Sri Lanka, Indian residents need to have valid documents, such as an Indian passport. Check the High Commission of India, Colombo’s website for more information on applications and procedures.

Best time to visit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a tropical island, so rain at any time of the year is expected. However, the two major rainy seasons are North-East monsoon (October to January) and South-West monsoon (May to July). The best time to visit Sri Lanka south coast is from December to March, while that to visit the east coast is from April to September.

Time and weather difference between India and Sri Lanka

India and Sri Lanka follow the same time zone. Sri Lanka remains hot and humid throughout the year, while in India different areas experience different weather conditions, depending upon their terrain and distance from the equator.

Currency and exchange rates between India and Sri Lanka

1 Indian Rupee is equal to 2.20 Sri Lankan Rupee.

Things to do in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has six archaeological world heritage sites recognised by UNESCO: The sacred cities of Anuradhapura & Kandy, the ancient cities of Polonnaruwa & Sigiriya, the golden temple of Dambulla, the old town of Galle, the seventh World Heritage Site the Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

Take a ride to Nuwara Eliya to explore beautiful villages that look like England. There are many tea estates and Hakgala gardens too. For the best wildlife Safari experience, visit Yala National Park and Wilpattu. Animal lovers must drop by Udawalawe to catch sight of elephants and Kumana (Yala East) for bird watching.

Sri Lankan cuisine majorly comprises seafood, due to the coastal location of most parts of the country. The delicacy includes steamed rice served with a fish, mutton or chicken curry, along with preparations of vegetables and lentils. Try the spicy Kottu or the Dutch-influenced Lamprais and savour the authentic flavours of the local cuisine.

Culture and important information to know before you fly to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a brilliant blend of traditions and modernity, along with a regional diversity. Its culture is greatly influenced by Buddhism, passed to the country by India. Along with Buddhists, Sri Lanka is home to a number of Hindus and Muslims; hence the diversity. Several danceforms, music, art and indeginous medicinal practices are an integral part of the country’s culture and heritage. Sinhala is the main festival celebrated in the country. Sinhala, Tamil and English are the three main launguages spoken by the people of Sri Lanka.

While travelling to Sri Lanka, one should keep the following points in mind:

  • Smoking in public places and a number of indoor places and offices is strictly prohibited in Sri Lanka.
  • Kissing in public places can raise eye-brows in the country as it is considered indecent.
  • Make sure to dress in a decent manner when visiting any of the monasteries or other places of worship.

NOTE: All the information mentioned above is correct as of 28th September 2016.

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