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Sri Lanka in April
Written by Aiswarya Giridharan on April 26, 2021 Share on

Sri Lanka in April 2021 – Is April a good time to Visit Sri Lanka?

Rightly called as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, this place is a diverse mix of beauty and serenity in its atmosphere. A mix of road, rail and air trips through Sri Lanka gives a whole new dimension of completeness a traveler expects out of a trip. Visiting Sri Lanka anytime between December to April is considered ideal. And if you are a summer lover, visiting Sri Lanka in April could be the best thing you could do for yourself. Let us unwrap Sri Lanka the right way to get the best out of it.

Weather in Sri Lanka in April

Sri Lanka experiences summer in April and a Sri Lanka trip in April will help you explore the best beach life. Surrounded by water, this country is a home to various beaches but take along sunscreen to save yourself from tans. The temperature in Sri Lanka in April is above 30 degree celsius. Taking along breathable, comfortable to wear outfits will become your travel partner and join you in all your adventures. Sri Lanka experiences hot weather along the coast but is much cooler at hill stations.

 

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Best Places to Visit in Sri Lanka in April

1. Colombo

A flight from India would take you to the entrance of the Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo. Exploring this city would reveal the flavour of Sri Lanka in every aspect. Colombo stands to be a comfortable ‘explore in one day city’. Opting for local tuk-tuks would be a great idea as this allows flexibility and turns out to be cost efficient on bargain. There are various places to explore like the Gangaramaya Buddhist temple, Seema Malaka temple, Dehiwala zoo and Galle face green. There are a number of food stops which allows you to enjoy the World of Sri Lanka and the taste of its food along with the hospitality of its hosts.

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Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple

This is one of the important temples in Colombo and is an eclectic combination of Sri Lanka’s culture in Modern tradition. This temple also happens to be a learning centre apart from being a place of Worship. This is one of the not to miss places while you visit Sri Lanka in April.

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Seema Malaka Temple

This temple happens to be a part of the Gangaramaya temple in Colombo and is a mostly reached out place to meditate and is less seen as a worship centre. And if you are looking for a sane environment allowing your inner voices to speak, visiting this place on your trip to Sri Lanka in April would be a perfect decision.

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Dehiwala Zoo

This Zoological garden is a home to various fauna and flora of the country. This zoo also exhibits animals and if you are someone who loves connecting to wildlife, you should not miss this place. This is one of the oldest zoos in Asia and the elephant show is the most adored exhibit of all.

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Galle face green

This 5-hectare wide spread urban park is best to visit in the evenings. Located at the heart of Colombo, this place gives chill breezes all you will need on your trip to Sri Lanka in April as it is located on the ocean-side. This park is visited by everyone – children, vendors, teenagers, kite-flyers and elderly people. Best suited for an evening chill out.

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2. Kandy

This place calls itself the cultural capital of Sri Lanka and it would become a sin not to enjoy its climate. The taste of Buddhism is around every corner of Kandy. Kandy might be the best place to purchase goodies as this would truly help you take home the real essence of Sri Lanka.

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Tooth Relic Temple

A fallen tooth has always been a childhood fantasy to every kid and now they grow to embellish their childhood by visiting the Tooth relic temple. Also known as Sri Dalada Maligawa, this place has a rich mix of architecture and culture and is a must visit in Sri Lanka in April.

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Other places to visit include The Kandy lake, historic three temple loop of Kandy and the flavourful coconut savoured dishes make it a worthwhile idea being at Kandy. Visiting the Royal Botanical garden should be considered only if you have enough time to admire nature’s art. This place is best enjoyed during summer due to its climate.

3. Nuwara Eliya

A peaceful train travel amidst nature would freeze every traveler with awe and melt them with the love for nature. This travel remarkably becomes the best thing to do in Sri Lanka in April. Little England might sound a foreign word but the homage it has to vegetation is heartwarming. Nuwara Eliya is studded with numerous tea gardens.

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Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

  1. Boating at Gregory lake.
  2. Visiting the Victoria Park
  3. Visiting the Lovers leap and Hakgala garden would add in more colours to your nature-visit itineraries.
  4. With multiple tea outlets around every corner, purchasing the best flavours of tea from here would help you with ideal detox anytime in the near future.

4. Visiting the Bentota beach

Early morning, beaches and turtle walks will just give you that fancy beach mood to vibe at. Light blue sky reflecting over clear waters makes it appear cool everywhere. With Kosgoda turtle hatchery being just 10km away, this place also could definitely make it into the itinerary.

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Is April a good time to visit Sri Lanka?

With Summer vibes already hitting on the country, visiting Sri Lanka in April could be the best idea which is further justified by the celebration of Sinhalese New Year and Easter which is celebrated around every corner in Sri Lanka. Hence visiting Sri Lanka in the month of April could be a best choice.

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