Flights to Sri Lanka: practical information
Cheap airlines to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is as popular as ever. Planning a trip there? Search for flights to Colombo-Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB) on liligo.com at least six months in advance for the best fares. SriLankan AIrlines offers flights from all over Europe. Emirates Airlines also offers cheap flights to Sri Lanka from Europe.
When to book flights to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is gorgeously warm. It's a tropical country so you can expect it to rain just about anytime. There are two main rainy season though. The North-east monsoon falls October to January while the South-west monsoon falls May to July.
- Peak season: Non-monsoon time.
- Low season: Monsoon time as specified above.
Direct flights to Sri Lanka take 10 hours 30 minutes from London.
Experience Sri Lanka: what to see, what to do
Sri Lanka is a magical place full of temples, jungles, ruins and beaches. It's the best place to see a proper game of cricket and has the prettiest bays for that secluded Sri Lanka beach holiday you've been yearning for.
Essentials in Sri Lanka
Anaradhapura: For ancient ruins then Anaradhapura is the best choice. Hire a car in Sri Lanka and explore these beautiful temples, some of which date back to 900 BC. This place was once the capital of the Sinhalese Kingdom. Musts include the Bodhi Tree Temple and the Archaeology Museum.
Nuwara Eliya: You'll feel astonishingly at home in Nuwara Eliya. The town is strikingly English and located very close to the tea plantations. These quint little villages offer up some of the best tea houses, and tea for that matter, in the country.
Yala National Park: For wildlife, don't miss the impressive Yala National Park. Take a safari and watch for exotic birds and elephants. The park has been a designated wildlife sanctuary since 1900 and is home to the largest leopard concentration in the world.
Find more information on Sri Lanka Tourism.
Accommodations in Sri Lanka
Hotels in Sri Lanka have really changed in the last 5 years. Modern tourism kicked off in the country in the 1960s and today you can choose between traditional beach hotels, villas, boutique hotels as well as smaller independent abodes in rural and rustic settings.