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Sri Lanka in February : Travel Tips, Weather and More

Planning to visit Sril Lanka in February?

Are you planning to visit Sri Lanka in the most Romantic month of the year? Well, Sri Lanka can be considered as a peak season in the month of February. The beaches in the southwest are enjoyable and satisfying, and the northeast monsoon is coming to an end. It is merely a perfect time to explore the country and capture some of the best moments of Wildlife and Nature at its best.

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Weather in February

February is a beautiful month to visit Sri Lanka and especially Colombo. It drops right between its two rainy seasons and as such, the hot temperatures and less rainfall make it an ideal tourist destination. The average temperature for this month in Colombo can reach 27°C. The level of Humidity could be rising and challenging for some people, but they are not so high as to make the climate uncomfortable. For winter sun on your Vacay, Colombo is a great holiday location.

Festivals and Events to Celebrate in February

  • Sri Lanka Independence Day
  • Navam Perahera

1. Get a chance to Celebrate The National Independence Day of Sri Lanka

Visiting Sri Lanka in the month of February couldn’t be more exhilarating because you arrive in the month of Sri Lankan Independence. Sri Lankan Independence Day (February 4) is usually performed by a grand military parade within the capital of Colombo there are remarkable political speeches and ceremonies, followed by a festive series of cultural programs that highlight the best and brightest of Sri Lankan music, dance, food, and cultural history.

2. Navam Perahera

Try not to miss one of the foremost exciting Sri Lankan annual Navam Perahera Festival also called Navam Full Moon Poya Day. You can get an opportunity to ascertain more than 100 decorated elephants marching in conjunction with men cracking whips, juggling, eating fire, beating drums and dancing through the streets! Navam Perahera is by far the most amazing of Sri Lanka festivals! It is one of the best cultural festivals ever celebrated, you’ll get a chance to experience the most traditional festival of Sri Lanka.

What all places to visit in Sri Lanka in February?

  • Sigiriya
  • Nuwara eliya
  • Mirissa
  • kandy

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1. Sigiriya

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Sigiriya lies between the towns of Dambulla and Habarane at the peak of around 1215 feet. The name Sigiriya signifies Lion’s Feet. Now Granted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is one of the foremost visited places in Sri Lanka. The temperature here remains moderately cool in February after the monsoon up to December. A number of the most popular things to do in Sigiriya are Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya Museum, Sigiriya Lion Rock. There are many other places nearby Sigiriya that can be experienced like Sri Dalida Maligawa, the Ancient city of Polonnaruwa (UNESCO site), Minneriya National Park.

2. Nuwara Eliya

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It is also referred to as Mini England because of its architecture and atmosphere. Home to the country’s fragrant tea plantations that were once owned by British and Scottish planters – this Sinhalese highland is to be seen to be believed. Built by the English along the lines of their homeland, the emerald hamlet is still home to Victorian gardens, colonial bungalows, and golfing greens. It will fill your lungs with the fresh highland air, enjoy the soothing and breezy climate, you can take long walks in here, and immerse yourself in the genteel ambience. You could also trek down the area’s many wooded trails, visit a local tea plantation. Enjoy a panoramic hill-top view, as you settle down to a ‘proper high tea’ spread out for your pleasure!

3. Mirissa

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Mirissa is a small town on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, located in the Matara District. Mirissa is considered a quivering beach town on Sri Lanka’s south coast that is well known as a prime spot for whale and dolphin watching. The restaurants and bars on the beach themselves are tempting and provide a wide range of Beverages, cocktails and cuisines. Seafood is pretty delicious in Mirissa and for beginners, surfing and snorkelling along the reef are also quite famous. One can also get on the beach for swimming or just walking along during the sunrise.

4. Kandy

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Kandy is one of the most scenic cities in Sri Lanka and lies in the midst of hills. Being the second-largest city in the country and is frequently visited by Buddhists. Kandy is very famous among tourists for three main reasons: It is home to the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha, The Botanical Gardens and it always has a special place when it comes to festivities such as the Esala Perahara. Kandy is a major attraction for the people who are looking for Buddhist Temples and experience a calm atmosphere, the vibe here is truly Desirable.

Things you can Experience in Sri Lanka in February.

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  • Self Exploring
  • Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
  • Hiking
1. Self Explore

For sure you’re going to love every bit of Sri Lanka from the lush green landscapes to the welcoming locals who will give you hospitality to the next level. Self Explore the areas will show you more about the admirable culture and history of the country. Try out the super delicious local cuisines will get to know the real taste of Sri Lanka.

2. Enjoy Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Well the Southern and Southwestern have pretty decent beaches to explore in February. The shoreline along this area is pretty amazing for adventures like Snorkeling and Scuba Diving, especially great for beginners to get a chance to look into the variety of marine animals in the crystal clear water.

3. Hiking

February brings pretty decent weather for adventure junkies who are looking to add some thrill to their trip, with the mountain ranges and small plateaus you’ll get to explore some of the amazing landscape views that could be added to your unforgettable moments.


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