Holidays in Sri Lanka

Hotels in Sri Lanka

Essential information for Sri Lanka

Local time


Flag of Sri Lanka
English widely spoken


Sri Lankan Rupee
Official currency of Sri Lanka

Do I need a visa?

Yes. You will need a visa to enter Sri Lanka. You can get a short stay visa online at Tourist visas are normally issued for a maximum period of 30 days.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Flight information

Colombo (CMB)
12h 25m
Direct with Sri Lankan

Flight schedule

  • Sri Lankan Airlines' flights to Colombo depart daily from Heathrow.
  • Emirates depart daily (via Dubai) from across the UK.
  • Qatar via Doha depart daily from Heathrow & Manchester.

Best time to go

The country enjoys near-perfect weather all the year round, with average temperatures hovering around 30° (86° F) in the coastal areas, but much cooler at around 19° (67° F) up in the hills that are central to the island. The mountains create rainy seasons at differing times to other parts of the island.

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Highlights of Sri Lanka

From golden shores and stunning wildlife to mystical Buddhist statues. Here are some of the best attractions in Sri Lanka.

Beach Resorts

Culture & Wildlife


Food & Drink

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