Sri Lanka Checklist

Sri Lanka is a country which is well connected with all the major cities of the world. Major airlines like Sri Lankan Airlines, Thai Airways and Singapore Airlines all have regular flights to and from Colombo. For getting around within Colombo you can rely on bus, trains and private cars.

When to go

The best time to visit Sri Lanka is during the period sandwiched between the two rainy seasons. Those who are interested in beach holidays can visit this beautiful island between November and April. If you wan to visit the eastern part of the country, then the best time to visit is between May and September.

Where to stay

Sri Lanka offers lot of options when it comes to accommodations. You can stay in budget, luxury or boutique hotels. However, prior booking is absolutely necessary otherwise you might be disappointed. For online booking you can visit


Sri Lanka is a country where you get to have all kinds of food from different regions of the world. The Sri Lankan cuisine has an influence of Portuguese, Dutch, Malay, Arab and South Indian kitchens. The cultural influence of these countries cannot be missed when you have food in this country.

In general, the Sri Lankan people love to eat rice and tangy vegetables, fish and chicken. There is another food which is hugely popular in this part of the world – rice with coconut milk.

If you want to savor local cuisine you can try the big budget hotels or the one of the numerous small eateries that throngs downtown Colombo. If you so desire you can also get international cuisine as Sri Lanka is very cosmopolitan when it comes down to food.


The main items to buy in this island nation are precious gems, batik, silver/brass handicrafts and the world famous tea. There is no end to Sri Lankan shopping. You can get loads of things here at very competitive prices.

If you are looking for arts & crafts things then you can make a short trip to Kandy and buy at heart’s content. The Colombo market is famous for branded apparels and Sri Lankan tea. Brands like Dilmah are world famous and don’t forget to buy lots of packs before you head home.