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Written by Aiswarya Giridharan on November 14, 2022 Share on

Sri Lanka in October – Let us tune your favourite string!

Like the sand holding on to the oceans, like the sky holding on to the stars and the like the soil holding on to the forest, the Indian Ocean fearlessly holds this island pearl. Embedded with rich heritage; the culture and tradition are just not the things to be admired in Sri Lanka. From sizzling brownies like mountains to matcha tea like tea estates, everything is picturesque about Sri Lanka. And every traveler comes to this island for the kind of beauty its nature has and this wouldn’t disappoint any happy holiday maker. Let’s find excuses and make reasons to visit Sri Lanka in October and make this reason and worthy one to make. The dazzling drizzles is sure to make your visit to Sri Lanka in October amazing. Read through to get some reasons to visit this wonderful piece of wonder!

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Sri Lanka in October Weather

Sri Lanka in October weather flies a rainbow kiss to every traveller. This country has these 2 monsoons – the northeast and the southwest monsoons. The North east monsoon is between October and February; and the South west monsoon is between May and August. With the South west fading away, October has the perfect welcome drizzles of North east monsoons. Pertaining to its tropical climate, Sri Lanka gives its warmth to its travellers all round the year.

Weather in Sri Lanka in October
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  • Temperature: Temperature this month is 27 degrees Celsius with an average high of 30 degree Celsius and an average low of 24 degree Celsius.
  • Humidity: High humidity throughout the month with an average of 80%.
  • Sea Temperature: The average sea temperature in October is around 28.5 degrees Celsius.
  • Rainfall: A total of 371mm precipitation is experienced in October.
  • Sunshine Hours: On an average, Sri Lanka experiences 12 hours of daily sunshine this month.

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Top 3 things to do in Sri Lanka in October

  1. Drench in the showers of Sri Lanka with your loved ones.
  2. Visit the national park and embrace the social animal in you.
  3. Visit the tea estates and understand that there could be no best couple than the rain and the Chai!

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Top 4 places to visit in Sri Lanka in October

1. St. Clairs Falls

Rightly called the Little Niagara of Sri Lanka, this place has the right amount of saneness in its environment. This is located at Tawalantenne in Sri Lanka. In a hassle filled world, this place could be your right vacation spot which unwraps the hassle free world of Sri Lanka. St. Clairs is one of the wildest waterfalls in Sri Lanka luring large number of tourists year after year. There are 2 waterfalls – Maha Ella and the Kuda Ella, located one below the other. Refreshing in every sense, St. Clairs falls is one of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka.

St. Clairs Falls
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2. World’s End Nuwara Eliya

This is a must place to visit in Sri Lanka. Visiting this place before 10.00 am would be an ideal thing to do since it becomes extremely cloudy post that. Located at the Horton Plains, this could leave you both awe struck and jaw dropped at the same time. Take a tuk tuk from Nuwara Eliya to reach Horton plains and you will sure shot fall in love with the nature. Your tuk tuk rides will be made amazing by the presence of deers. The flora and fauna will amaze you for a lifetime.

World's End Nuwara Eliya
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3. Yala National Park

Visiting Yala National Park this time could be a near to perfect idea. Spotting leopards here could be a life time experience. And it is also noted that the density of leopards is the highest at Yala National Park on this entire planet. This visit helps you to explore the patterns of nature and brings about an understanding of the wildness the nature is all about. This park also throws a dim light on ancient civilization. Bordering the Indian Ocean, this park is a natural retreat you have been looking for.

Yala National Park
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4. Sigiriya

The scorching sun will melt layers of your sunscreen if you plan to visit Sigiriya in the afternoon. Visiting this place either early in the morning or late into the evening would be an ideal choice.This place is designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sigiria rock is 200 metres tall and 1600 years old. It has its own historical importance dating back to the 5th century AD. This rock has 1200 steps and needs a solid 2.5 hours to climb, get down and enjoy everything about the rock. Amazing paintings and panoramic views are going to keep you engaged.

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Also read: Best water sports in Sri Lanka

Is October a good time to visit Sri Lanka?

Visiting Sri Lanka in October can be the best thing to save your hard earned money. Being there off season and visiting Sri Lanka in October is sure to earn you discounts and save you a lot. People at Sri Lanka celebrate Deepavali and this festival of lights is sure to illuminate your journey. The  Poya day (full moon day) has a special significance in Buddhism and is observed as a holiday. Know the essence of culture and the art of vacationing at Sri Lanka in October. Get to enjoy the best weather in Sri Lanka in October and don’t forget to carry a part of Sri Lanka along with you.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sri Lanka in October visit

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

Sri Lanka begins to experience North east monsoon and the climate is just perfect to capture a snippet of Sri Lankan rain.

2. What to do in Sri lanka in October?

With a climate that sets the endorphins at right level, visit anywhere in the south and west regions. Since every landmark is not that far from each other, visiting just the south-west regions would ideally give you a complete vacation.

3. How many days are ideal for making a memorable Sri Lanka trip?

A 5 to 7 day itinerary is just ideal to understand the complete essence of what Sri Lanka is all about.


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