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Cheap flight tickets to Sri Lanka

Cheap flights to Sri Lanka

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, or frequently referred to as just Sri Lanka, is an island country in Southeast Asia off the southern coast of India. Most travellers book cheap flights to Sri Lanka and arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport, the main international airport of Sri Lanka and the home base of SriLankan Airlines, the country’s national carrier. Others also book Sri Lanka flights and land at Ratmalana Airport in Colombo or Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota.

As Sri Lanka’s largest and busiest airport, Bandaranaike International Airport (also known as Katunayake Airport and Colombo International Airport) has three terminals serving more than 20 airlines. The airport also features some dining and shopping establishments, and free WiFi in designated areas. To improve facilities and services, Bandaranaike International Airport is currently undergoing upgrades expected to be completed in 2020.

Why plan a trip to Sri Lanka

With its natural resources, amazing biodiversity, scenic landscapes, and rich culture, there’s no reason for you not to plan a Sri Lanka trip. Book cheap flights to Sri Lanka’s capital city, Colombo, the jump-off point to your Sri Lanka trip. The city will introduce you to the country’s main sights, sounds and smells. Basically, you’ll experience almost all that you look for in a Sri Lanka trip – from bustling street markets to luxurious malls and lush gardens. Hop on a trishaw and go on a city tour. Top attractions include the Gangarama Vihara Temple, Dehiwala Zoological Garden, and Colombo National Museum. While in the city, don’t miss the popular street food kothu rotti, a quintessential Sri Lankan snack made of rotti bits mixed with beef or chicken, egg, onions and other spices.

Venture out of Colombo and see the impressive culture and heritage right before your eyes. Probably the most iconic attraction in Sri Lanka is the Sigiriya Rock Fort. Also tagged as the eighth wonder of the world, it features an ancient civilisation where relics of a monastery and a palace are found. The rock is also surrounded by some of the world’s oldest landscaped gardens. Also, don’t skip the Sacred City of Anuradhapura, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered the centre of Theravada Buddhism for many years. In this ancient city, visit the Abhayagiriya Monastery, Bodhi Tree Temple, and Ruwanwelisaya stupa.

For the adventurous ones, head over to Yala National Park in Hambantota. It is home to the world’s highest density of leopards and other wild animals such as elephants, buffalos, sloth bears and crocodiles. Your safari experience here will be an adventure of a lifetime!

Best time to visit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is considered an all-year-round holiday destination with a constant temperature of 27°– 29°C. However, the rainfall pattern will determine the best times to visit in various parts of the country. If you are visiting the west coast, south coast, and the hill country, the best time to visit would be from December to March. On the other hand, if you’re travelling to the east coast, the months of April to September should be ideal. Take into consideration the monsoon season when booking your Sri Lanka flights.

Sri Lanka travel budget

The Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR) is Sri Lanka’s currency. As of 1 June 2019, LKR1 equals RM0.02. The average cost of travel per day in Sri Lanka ranges from LKR3,500 (RM80) to LKR5,000 (RM120) which already includes food, transportation and accommodation. Meals in Sri Lanka cost around LKR750 (RM18) for fast-food up to LKR1,500 (RM35) in a mid-range restaurant. Hotels in Sri Lanka could range from LKR3,400 (RM80) for budget accommodations to LKR7,000 (RM166) for a typical double-occupancy rooms.

Sri Lanka visa information for Malaysians

Malaysians need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) to travel to Sri Lanka for a short visit of up to 30 days. You may apply for an ETA online where you just have to fill in your personal information and pay the fees. Upon your arrival in Sri Lanka, you will be required to present a printed copy of the ETA confirmation together with your valid passport and return Sri Lanka air tickets.

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Information is accurate as of 01 June 2019.

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