Sri Lanka Trip Planner

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How to plan a trip to sri lanka

Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is in Southern Asia. It is an island country in the Indian Ocean, south of India. One of the most famous is the Ramayana, in which the island, which was referred to as Lanka, was the island fortress of the king Ravana, who captured the wife of Rama an incarnation of the Hindu God, Vishnu. Attractive mist-shrouded mountains, covered in forests of wind-stunted trees (in fact there are seven different types of forest in Sri Lanka), plains known as patanas, and rolling tea plantations also exists. In addition, the hillsides are invariably punctuated by dramatic waterfalls. For its size Sri Lanka has perhaps the largest number of waterfalls of any country.

How to go : -

Sri Lanka is accessible by ship and by air.

Air: - A few airlines other than the national carrier, Air Lanka, fly to Kattunayake International Airport (Sri Lanka’s lone international airport). Another option, if your itinerary includes India, is to fly Indian Airlines (India’s domestic airline), which operates daily flights to Colombo from a number of southern Indian cities including Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore and Chennai.

Climate and Best time to visit : -

Sri Lanka’s climate is pretty balmy – cool, pleasant and without the extremes of temperature encountered in countries like India. Ideally, the best time to visit Sri Lanka is either between December and March.

What to see : -

Though a small country, Sri Lanka has quite enough to keep a visitor occupied for a few weeks. There’s a lot to see, including old forts, museums, temples, viharas, churches, wildlife sanctuaries, beaches, and more. Located two and a half hours away from Colombo on the road to Kandy is the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, a great favorite with visitors to Sri Lanka. The second highest mountain in Sri Lanka (2224 mts high), Adam’s Peak is also known as 'Samanalakande is also famous.

Eateries :-

Typical dishes of Sri Lanka include rice and curry, pittu, Kiribath, whole meal Roti, String hoppers, wattalapam (a rich pudding of Malay origin made of coconut milk, jaggery, cashew nuts, eggs, and spices including cinnamon and nutmeg), kottu, and hoppers.

How much does it cost to travel to Sri Lanka

Plan your trip to Sri Lanka with an estimated budget for your travel. The average daily cost of food in Sri Lanka is USD 6.09 per person. For a family of four, the cost of eating out is USD 24.36. For accommodation, be ready to spend around USD 37 for a budget accommodation and USD 92 for a luxury hotel, per day, per person. For detailed Sri Lanka trip cost calculator, use Sri Lanka Trip Planner.


Average Price of a Luxury Trip in Sri Lanka

  • Average Daily Cost* USD 135 Per Person
  • Cost for One Week USD 945 Per Person
  • Cost for Two Weeks USD 1890 Per Person
  • Cost for One Month USD 4050 Per Person

Average Price of a Mid-Range Trip in Sri Lanka

  • Average Daily Cost* USD 57 Per Person
  • Cost for One Week USD 399 Per Person
  • Cost for Two Weeks USD 798 Per Person
  • Cost for One Month USD 1710 Per Person

Average Price of a Budget Trip in Sri Lanka

  • Average Daily Cost* USD 41 Per Person
  • Cost for One Week USD 287 Per Person
  • Cost for Two Weeks USD 574 Per Person
  • Cost for One Month USD 1230 Per Person

*Based on Food, Accommodation & Transportation

How much will it cost once you're in Sri Lanka

Food & Drinks
  • 3-Course meal (mid-range) USD 2.44
  • Fast food Combo meal USD 4.53
  • Coffee (Cappuccino regular) USD 1.95
  • Bottle of Water (1.5 L) USD 0.6
  • Soft Drinks (Coke/Pepsi, 0.33 L) USD 0.49
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 L) USD 1.81
Accommodation & Transportation
  • Budget Accommodation USD 37
  • Luxury Accommodation USD 92
  • Taxi Start (Standard Tariff) USD 0.34
  • Taxi per km (Standard Tariff) USD 0.28
  • Fuel (1 L) USD 0.74
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