Tips for Traveling to Sri Lanka

With the end of civil war, Sri Lanka is fast becoming a
hotspot for tourists and it’s always a good idea to be informed about the place
you’re visiting before you actually visiting the place. For a small country
number of things to see in Sri Lanka can overwhelm you. It boasts of world
heritage sites, several wildlife parks, shopping malls in the main cities that
offer items for an amazing prize, sunbathing and sea bathing in the beaches
that surround the island and a whole lot more. Here are few tips to make your
holiday as enjoyable as possible
Visa – Whether you’re on a business or on a holiday
travelers to Sri Lanka should have an (ETA) which means electronic travel authorization to
enter this beautiful island. If you need more information you can visit
eta.gov.lk.
Currency – The local Sri Lankan currency is the Rupee. The
currency notes are in Rs. 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 2000, and 5,000. If you
happen to receive coins then may be in terms of Rs. 01, 02, 05 and 10. Ensure
that you have lower denomination coins and notes to avoid unpleasant situations
(50, 100, and 500).
Time Difference – Standard Time is 5.5 hours ahead of the GMT.
However, an allowance can be made for changes in summer-times in Europe. The official
language in this country is Sinhala and Tamil, and English can be used a link
language. Many people know the English language, and there are signboards in
English also.
What to Wear – You are entering this tropical island, cotton
clothes can be very useful in any time of the year, but you may need light
woolens for hills and an umbrella or waterproof clothing. Don’t forget to carry
comfortable shoes or sandals. If you’re planning on trekking and climbing
prepare with proper gear. Enthusiasts of water sports can do well by carrying
their diving equipment and snorkels along.
Safety – Basically, the threats to security for tourists in this
country is very small. However, it’s more pleasing to move around with a
companion and it’s advised to not travel alone particularly after dark.
Health Precautions – Sri Lanka health risks may different as
compared to those experienced in North America and Europe. Keep an eye out for diseases
such as diarrhea and amoebic dysentery, vector-borne diseases such as dengue
fever and malaria, and a number of fungal infections. However, physicians in
Sri Lanka are especially trained in dealing with these locally occurring
diseases.
Activities – There are a number of activities to suit your fancy
and get you into the mood. Galle Face Green, Gangaramaya Temple, Kelaniya Raja
Maha Vihara, Adam’s Peak, National Museum of Colombo, Viharamahadevi Park, Dambulla
Cave Temple, Knuckles Mountain Range, Singharaja Forest Reser ve and much more.
Attractions – The places in Sri Lanka will definitely
attract you like the Tea Estate, Nuwara
Eliya Racecourse, Gregory-lake, Horton Plains & Ambewela, Victoria Garden,
Piduruthalagala and much more places.
Make sure that you select the best tour operators in Sri
Lanka & the best hotels in Sri Lanka to enjoy your holiday. Sri Lanka is one
of the most amazing countries where you can spend an enjoyable holiday for a
very affordable price and it is definitely a place to consider if you are considering
about traveling to Asia.

 

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