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Sri Lanka in March : Travel Ideas, Weather and More

Why a Vacay in march at Sri Lanka is a great Idea?

Have you ever wondered what visiting Sri Lanka in march is like? Here are some travel tips and advice for visiting Sri Lanka in March.

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Weather in March at Sri Lanka

Well considering the weather in March it’s predominantly a dry month throughout Sri Lanka. While the temperatures continue to jump up along the southern and western coasts, pushing averages up towards the mid-30°C’s, but little chances of rainfall can be experienced at the later part of the month. March is definitely one of the bests times to visit Sri Lanka and mostly for Adventure Junkies.

Travelers and costs

The great beach weather in March attracts many tourists to Sri Lanka. Well, vacations in the northern region would be comparatively less in March due to fluctuating weather conditions. High chances of gathering more number of Travelers within the southern part, So it’s better to book accommodation beforehand especially within the Island’s popular beach areas.

Where to Go in March?

  • Kandy
  • Galle
  • Yala National park
  • Bentota
  • Polonnaruwa


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Kandy is considered one of the foremost scenic towns in Sri Lanka and lies in the midst of hills. Being the second-largest city in the country and is frequently visited by Buddhists Travelers. 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 the annual festival in Kandy such as the Esala and Kandy Perahara. Kandy is a pretty decent place as it is little cooler in the lowlands and you could experience a calm atmosphere, the vibe here is truly Desirable.


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Being the historic city of Sri Lanka locating in the southern coastal area mainly famous for its Portuguese legacy and Dutch colonial buildings. One among the foremost preferred tourist’s places in Galle comprises, Churches, Mosques, Historical Buildings, and Museums, The admirable city of Galle was founded by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century, and you will find the city embracing its ancient heritage in every corner. You can even carry on with boat trips in the Indian ocean you may be able to spot humpback whales, dolphins, blue whales, corals reefs and other marine species.

Yala National Park

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If you’re an animal lover and searching for a few of the best experiences in Sri Lanka in January don’t miss an opportunity to explore the wildlife sanctuaries, The foremost famous among them is Yala National Park. You could take a wildlife safari to ascertain the Sri Lankan Elephants, Sri Lankan Leopards, Aquatic birds, Magul Maha Viharaya, and also Sithulpawwa are some of the ancient rock pilgrim sites.


The Exotic beach town of Bentota lies on the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. It has some of the best beaches in town, The river naming Bentota Ganga moves into the sea creating an overlong lagoon and an estuary. The water of the lagoon is so serene that it creates the best conditions for all sorts of water sports activities. It is no wonder, that tourism in Bentota is flourishing and that it is also known as the water sports capital of Sri Lanka


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The Sinhalese artefacts of the ancient city of Polonnaruwa are considered one of the best-preserved archaeological sites of Sri Lanka and the town is also known for the 2nd largest Kingdom as well. Don’t wait to explore this beautiful town and capture some of the best architecture and monuments which reflects of ancient times of the town.

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Things to do in March at Sri Lanka

Discover the unexplored places – Go for Trekking

This is one of the best times for adventure junkiest to explore the outdoors in Sri Lanka. Many travellers often enjoy going hiking or trekking. You could even go through the jungles, cross over the river plains to climbing up the mountains to get that adrenaline rush inside you. Some of the best places for hiking and trekking is Adam’s peak, Ella Rock Hike, Haputale Tea Factory Trek, Waterfall trekking at Kitulgala.

Get an Amazing experience of Wildlife Safari

Again… So if you’re an animal lover and looking towards a unique experience besides exploring Sri Lanka’s stunning heritage sites, consider one of these. From Sri Lankan Elephants to Leopards and a variety of other animal species these are the best, ethical wildlife experiences you can have in Sri Lanka. In order to get some of the best wildlife experiences Minneriya National Park, Kaudulla National Park, Yala National Park and Udawalawe National Park are some of the popular ones.

Get a chance to experience Snorkelling and Scuba Diving

Since the weather condition is pretty fine in march, many travellers get a chance to see the beautiful underwater ecosystem comprised of rare and exotic marine life in the crystal clear waters of Sri Lanka.

Festivals Celebrated in March at Sri Lanka.

Celebrate Maha Shivratri

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Maha Shivarathri means The great night of Shiva or the night of Shiva. One of the major festivals celebrated in the mid of march by many Hindu devotees. The Shiva Linga is bathed in water night, milk and honey to bhel leaves that have been added to represent the purification of the soul. You can get a once in a lifetime experience by celebrating Maha Shivratri and get to know more about the beautiful culture.

Celebrate Vesak Poya

Vesak Poya is that the festival that falls on the complete moon of the month of March. Consistent with the Buddhist moon calendar, It’s the primary full of the moon of the New Year. Vesak Poya maybe a triple celebration of Buddha. it’s on today that Buddha was born, found enlightenment, then a few years later he passed away.


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