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Sri Lanka in November 2021 – A roller coaster your hearts craves!

Sri Lanka could be one of the best options to explore in a short span. With almost all important destinations being not far from each other, it is obviously a must visit plan to take a break from your busy routines. From green gardens to blue waters, from chilling mountains to thrilling wildlife, from blissful temples to colourful estates – Sri Lanka leaves you extremely pleased. Wanting to go back again and again is the only return gift Sri Lanka gifts every traveller. With multiple options and destinations to explore, visiting Sri Lanka in November is indeed a boon. With so many advantages in the list, visiting this country in November could be the best thing to do. Read through to understand why.

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Weather in Sri Lanka in November

The weather in Sri Lanka is tropical throughout the year. Pertaining to this fact, this place is suitable to visit all round the year. Sri Lanka experiences 2 monsoons – the South West and the North East. The South West monsoon is a 5 month period monsoon experienced from May to September. This monsoon brings rain to the South Western parts. The North East monsoon lasts for 4 months from October to January. October and until mid November in particular experiences inter monsoonal season where it is rainy and thunderstorms are prone to occur. Clearly, Sri Lanka in November weather is inter monsoonal. However the second half of November is one of the best seasons to visit Sri Lanka.

Weather in Sri Lanka in November
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  • Weather: November in Sri Lanka is inter monsoonal season.
  • Temperature: The average temperature in Sri Lanka in November is about 27 degrees Celsius with an average high of 30 degree Celsius and an average low of 23 degree Celsius.
  • Humidity: High humidity throughout the month ranging from 60 to 90%.
  • Sea Temperature: The average sea temperature in November is around 28.7 degrees Celsius.
  • Rainfall: A total of 310 mm precipitation is experienced in November.
  • Sunshine Hours: On average, Sri Lanka experiences 7 hours of daily sunshine this month.

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What to wear in Sri Lanka in November

Packing to visit your favourite island is indeed an exciting task to do before hand. From making the right bag choice to packing the essentials, it is really important to pack the right thing according to the season demand. The climate during first half of November is rainy and it is essential to take sweaters and raincoats along. However the second half sees more of sunshines and taking along casuals and beach attires would be ideal. However, considering to wear conservative clothes in Sri Lanka could be an ideal decision to avoid any kind of attention grabbing. Prefer modest clothes if you are planning to visit temples across this nation.

Top 5 things to do in Sri Lanka in November

Here is your top 5 things not to miss during your Sri Lanka in November trip.

  1. Know why travellers love travelling during your train journey from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya.
  2. Pump some Adrenaline at  Kitulgala water rafting.
  3. Drop your jaw at Glen falls.
  4. Learn Buddhism from its best shrines.
  5. Fall in love with the island and the traveller in you.

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Top 5 places to visit in Sri Lanka in November

1. Worship at Gangaramaya temple

This is one of the must visit places in Sri Lanka. Embedding modern architecture in age old Buddhism practices, this would be the right place to know about the cultural essence Sri Lanka is all about. With a beautiful view of the Beira lake, this place offers a serene saneness to its visitor. This temple not just happens to be a place of worship, but also a centre of learning. Get to know everything about the Buddhism at Gangaramaya temple. It’s attractiveness comes from its tolerance to various religions. Gangaramaya temple is just located 35 Km away from the Bandaranaike Airport and hence opting either for a local bus or taxi is all enough to reach this temple.

Gangaramaya Temple
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2. Do some climbing at Sigirya

This ancient rock fortress is located near the town of Dambulla. With rich history behind, this is one of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka. Visiting this place in early mornings and late evenings would be ideal since the scorching sun is sure to leave you sun burned if you visit this place in the afternoons. Sigiriya is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amusing paintings and panoramic views are a definite muse factors. This rock is about 1600 years old and getting to the top gives a sense of achievement after a solid 2 to 2.5 hours of climb. Visit this place for sure and get some cool instagram pictures ready!

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3. Meditate at Seema Malaka temple

Located in Colombo, this is again one of the main buddhist temples across the country. Rather than worship, this temple is seen as a place to regain yourself through meditation. Seema Malaka temple is a part of Gangaramaya temple and is located to the east of the same, bordering the Beira lake. About 34 Km from the international airport and 2 Km from the Galle face green, this place could be the first thing to visit to rejuvenate your hectic life routines.

Seema Malaka temple
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4. Say yes to Beach life in Sri Lanka this November

Unawatuna is the coastal town located in Galle district, Sri Lanka. This is one of the top attractions in Sri Lanka, popular for its beaches and corals. This is about 108 kilometres south to Colombo. This place is rich in its diversity and over 60 endemic species of birds are found here. This place has a major potential to attract of people who love nature and won’t get bored of connecting with it again and again. With the South West monsoon fading away, beaching across Sri Lanka could be the best thing to do in the second half of November.

Unawatuna beach
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5. Let’s fantasize around tooth relic temple

Kandy is always one of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka. This temple is located in Kandy and is a favourite all-round the year to visit place. This is an UNESCO world heritage site. With buddhism being the domain religion of Sri Lanka, this temple preserves traditional and cultural aspects as such. A must visit place in Sri Lanka is this Tooth relic temple. Visiting this temple makes it worthwhile to get an essence of what buddhism mean to Sri Lankans.

Tooth relic temple
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Frequently asked questions about Sri Lanka in November visit

1. What is the weather in Sri Lanka in November?

Sri Lanka experiences inter monsoonal season in November. Visiting Sri Lanka during the second half of this month is ideal as the season gets better then.

2. Is November a good time to visit Sri Lanka?

Yes, visiting Sri Lanka during November could save you a lot as November is an off season. This could be the right season for you to visit if you don’t prefer crowd.

3. How many days will be perfect to get the maximum from Sri Lanka’s visit?

A 5 to 7 day itinerary is perfect to get maximum from a Sri Lankan trip.


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