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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mainland

Sri Lanka has a rich Buddhist heritage, and the first known Buddhist writings were composed on the island.

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Sri Lanka Mainland

Sri Lanka has a rich Buddhist heritage, and the first known Buddhist writings were composed on the island.

Fact File: Sri Lanka Mainland

CLIMATE

Low Lands ' tropical, average 27 C

Central Hills ' cooler, with temperatures dropping to 14 C. The south-west monsoon brings rain to the western, southern and central regions from May to July, while the north-eastern monsoon occurs in the north and east in December and January. Sri Lanka has a good climate for holiday-makers throughout the year.

VISA

Residents from foreign countries are issued visas on arrival. Consult your local Sri Lanka embassy, consulate, tourist office or your travel agent.

TIME

GMT + 6hrs

WHAT TO WEAR

Cotton garments are the ideal as Sri Lanka is a tropical island. However, viscose/cotton mixed garments are commonly worn. Light clothing is recommended in the lowland areas and light woolen clothing is suitable in the hill country. A sun hat and sun glasses may help to escape the heat during day time.

CURRENCY

Sri Lanka follows decimal currency system in Rupees (Rs.) and cents (Cts.) with 100 cents equal to a rupee. Currency notes are available in the denominations of Rs. 2,10,20,50,100,200, 500 and 1000. Coins are issued in values of Cts.1,2,5,10,25,50 and Rs.1,2,5 and 10.

ENTERING PLACES OF WORSHIP

Visitors to Buddhist temples are advised to be properly clad covering the body in full. Briefs, shorts, bear backs and bare shoulders are against accepted norms. When entering Buddhist and Hindu shrines footwear and headgear should be removed.

HEALTH/IMMUNISATIONS

No vaccination is required for travelling to Sri Lanka from UK and Ireland. However, inoculations against Typhoid, Hepatitis and Meningitis are strongly recommended alongside precautions for Malaria. Please consult your doctor for more advice. For more information visit www.dh.gov.uk

Always use bottled water for drinking, brushing teeth and washing your hands. Eat fruits you can peel or wash with bottled water. If you fall ill - Drink plenty of fluids e.g. Coconut water and lassi (yoghurt drink) will kill bacteria. Eat plain rice or simple Khichdi (an easily digestible mixture of rice and lentils). Consult a doctor is symptoms persist

Carry a basic first aid kit with mosquito repellent and an anti-diarrhoeal.

Accommodation: Sri Lanka Mainland

Cinnamon Lodge Habarana 5*

Habarana is the centre of Sri Lanka's cultural triangle that is made up of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Kandy; therefore the perfect epicentre to explore the glorious past of Sri Lanka. Sprawled over 27 acres of lush forested land, Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, is an exclusive hideaway for [...]

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Cinnamon Bey Beruwala 5*

Cinnamon Bey Beruwala is a luxurious state of the art getaway, placing the grandeur of a city hotel one hour away from Colombo on the beach. Visitors will be welcomed by a sprawling tropical Asian paradise fronted by a broad golden beach and surprised by the calming [...]

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CHAAYA VILLAGE HABARANA

Like a well-disguised tree with thirsty widespread roots reaching far and wide to drink from the closest brook, Chaaya Village Habarana lies sprawled across 27 acres of luxuriant land bordering a stunning lake. Habarana is situated 176 km from Colombo in the heart of Sri Lanka's [...]

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Jetwing Lighthouse 5* Galle

On the famed south western coast of Sri Lanka, in the ancient Dutch outpost of Galle, hotels line the shore and are many and varied. But amongst them all, one stands out – distinctive as a beacon of light in the dark; and named likewise. Known and loved the world over, [...]

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Places to see

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ITINERARY IDEAS: SRI LANKA

FLYWAY EXPERIENCE

A Land likes No Other - Sri Lanka. Day 01. On arrival met by a representative of Jetwing Travels & transfer to Higurakgoda by Air Taxi. Pick up from Higurakgoda & proceed to Giritale. Overnight stay at the Deer Park Hotel, Polonnaruwa. Day 02. After breakfast visit & climb the [...]

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WILD LIFE NATURE TOUR

5 Nights / 6 Days. DAY 01. On arrival met by a representative of Jetwing Travels and proceed to Airport Garden Hotel (10 minutes drive from the Airport). Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at AIRPORT GARDEN HOTEL, Katunayake. DAY 02. After breakfast proceed to [...]

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Hill Country Experience

4 Nights / 5 Days. DAY 01. On arrival met by a representative of Jetwing Travels and proceed to Elkaduwa. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at HUNAS FALLS HOTEL, Elkaduwa. DAY 02. Breakfast and full day at leisure to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of [...]

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ULTIMATE LUXURY NATURE, CULTURE & HISTORY

8 nights / 9 days. Day 01. On arrival greeted with garlands at the Airport, by a representative of Jetwing and transfer to Sigiriya. Overnight stay at ELEPHANT CORRIDOR & Newest Luxury Hotel in Sigirya. Day 02. After breakfast visit and climb the Sigirya Rock Fortress. Overnight stay [...]

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FIRST TIMERS TO SRI LANKA

6 Nights / 7 Days. Day 01. Arrive by (flt no) at (time) and you will be transferred to the arrival terminal. Please clear immigration & visa formalities, collect your luggage and proceed to the arrival lounge through the green channel if you do not have goods to be declared to customs. Our [...]

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ROMANTIC HUNAS

5 nights / 6 days. DAY 01. On arrival met by a representative of Jetwing Travels and proceed to Airport Garden Hotel (10 minutes drive from the Airport). Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at AIRPORT GARDEN HOTEL, Katunayake. DAY 02. After breakfast proceed to [...]

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ADVENTURE

4 Nights - 5 Days. Day 01. On arrival meet our representative and proceed to Elkaduwa. Rest of the day at leisure Overnight stay at HOTEL, Elkaduwa. Day 02. Breakfast and full day at leisure to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Hotel.Enjoy a trek to the Corbets Gap or [...]

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