Sri Lanka is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, located just off the southern coast of India.
Steeped in a rich and colourful history, benefitting from mile upon mile of tropical beaches and numerous national parks: Sri Lanka has a great deal to offer its visitors. With its coastline looking onto the Indian Ocean it is an ideal location for a beach holiday. Most of the popular beach resorts are located in the south-west and west of Sri Lanka including Bentota, Kalutara and Beruwala. For the culturally inclined there are numerous UNESCO world heritage sites throughout Sri Lanka such as The Temple of the Tooth Relic, in the city of Kandy. For a chance to spot Elephants, Monkeys, Leopards and a variety of bird species in their natural environment, Yala National Park is the place to head.
Sri Lanka experiences two monsoons, the Yala monsoon that sweeps across the south-west between May and August, and the Maha monsoon which affects the north and east of the country from October to January. Outside of these monsoon seasons is the dry season which for the southwest runs from December to March and for the north and east, May to September. The temperature stays quite constant throughout the year, around the mid 20s, despite the seasonal variations in rainfall.