Sri Lanka

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Sri Lanka

Peak Season: December to January; July to August

Crowds and high hotel rates are common for beaches on the west and south coasts in the winter. Head for the hills or to the ancient cities in the northeast to cool off during the hot and humid summer season (Colombo is at its hottest).

Off-Season: April to June

Heavy monsoon showers occur between May and June on the west and south coasts and in central hill country. Hotels are less crowded and rates are significantly lower.

Sweet Spot: February to March; September to October

Weather is uncertain in the inter-monsoonal periods on both coasts, but trust your luck and you can take advantage of lower rates and less crowds.

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