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Sri Lanka - shining beautiful country - is named the former Ceylon
since 1972. With only 66000 km² not big, but there is
much more to see and to discover:
only to name a part of it. Simply let take the following pictures in
- The ancient towns of kings Annuradhapura and Pollonaruwa
- The Rock Fort of Sigiriya and the Cave Temple of Dambullah
- The Tooth Temple of Kandy and the temple dancers
- The Highland with its tea plantations
- The Adam's Peak, pilgrim place of 4 religions
- The elephant wise house in Pinnawela
- The pilgrim place Kataragama and the Yala National Park
- The wonderful bathing
beaches, the flora and the fauna.
Landscape and culture:
for Two in a Tea Factory's Café
Pinnawela Elephant Wise House:
Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic
Botanical Garden Peradeniya:
An impressionable train trip through the Highland:
Flora and Fauna:
Sunsets above the Indian Ocean (Snapshots from Raja Beach Hotel,
Courtesy of the University of
Texas Libraries, The University of Texas
London-Colombo ca. 11 hours
The local time of Sri Lanka is calculated from the Greenwich Mean Time
plus 5,5 hours.
That means, Sri Lanka local time is European winter time plus 4,5
hours, European summer time plus 3,5 hours.
Sri Lanka possess a varied climate in spite of its relative small size.
Dry areas for example in the North and South-East change with
subtropical areas in the Coast Regions.
At the Highland within the Central Region, rules European climate, ever
high the cooler it will be.
For example, in Nuwara Eliya, laying at 1890m height, there is the
danger of frost during the night.
In the coast-regions the average temperature measure
The water temperature of the Indian Ocean behaves to 27°C,
commonly all of the year.
The isle has two seasons - dry and rainy season, where the northeast
area stands exactly in opposite to the southwest area.
The Southwest Monsoon brings rainfalls to the south and west between
may and september.
The Northeast Monsoon supplies the north and east between december and
february with rainfalls.
Even while monsoon season the sun is shining daily, rain is falling
mostly in the afternoon or evening.
In october or november there is the possibility of rain and
thunderstorm all over the isle.
Often the rain is even a welcome cooling.
Longtime it takes generally not, as suddenly the rain had begin, as
soon it stops mostly,
and the sun is shining as before...
The actual weather forecast:
Tours and excursions:
we like to organize, complete individual and also at the pit face.
Visa:Please inform yourself under www.eta.gov.lk
for the actual visa regulations.
Further information about Sri Lanka you can find at the sides of Sri
Lanka Tourist Board, too.
Currency in Sri Lanka is the Sri Lanka Rupee, informations about
the actual exchanche rates here at Yahoo.