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Written by Preetha Manivelan on May 20, 2020 Share on

Sri Lanka in October – A Comprehensive Guide To a Hassle-free Sri Lanka Vacation

Sri Lanka is one of the many incredible destinations in the world. Starting from having the best beaches to the most ancient temples, Sri Lanka indeed is a place that can be explored by people of different ages. It stands home to many UNESCO world heritage sites. Apart from this, the island is also famous for its culture and tradition. What if Diwali falls on the month of October in the same year you are planning a trip? Imagine yourself celebrating Diwali with beautiful lights lit up in an island country like Sri Lanka? That would be amazing right? If you are planning a trip to Sri Lanka and not sure of which month to choose, scroll down to see why Sri Lanka in October is an ideal month.

A beautiful view of a mountain in Sri Lanka
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Weather in Sri Lanka in October

Though Sri Lanka is a place which one can explore at any time of the year, there is something special about visiting Sri Lanka in October. The average temperature varies from 24 to 27-degree celsius. Because of the onset of North-western monsoon, you can expect mild rainfall at times. With the sun shining brightly most of the times, you would get an all-round experience in October.


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Places to visit in Sri Lanka in October

Sri Lanka is a destination blessed with so many beautiful places to plan a visit to. Though it is always going to be difficult for anyone to limit to a certain number, the below will give you an idea of top places to visit in Sri Lanka in October.

1. The world’s end

The world’s end is one of the most interesting hikes to do in Sri Lanka in October. Located at Horton Plains National Park of Sri Lanka, this place is 1200 up above the clouds. You can get to see the awe-striking view of many landmarks in the country. Depending on the weather, you can also witness the beauty of the Indian ocean.

A picturesque view from The world's end
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2. Abhayagiri Dagoba

Being one of the structures with amazing architecture, this houses a slab with Buddha’s footprints, moonstones and many more. This was once the place where the ceremonies of Abhayagiri monastery were held. It is built in the first century and now can be witnessed amidst a forest. Interesting? Don’t miss it on your trip to Sri Lanka in October.

An outlook of Abhayagiri Dagoba in Sri Lanka
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Things to do in Sri Lanka in October

Sri Lanka is an all year round destination that can give you countless experiences. From taking a stroll in the beaches to falling in love with temples architecture, there’s a lot that Sri Lanka offers. Out of which, we have handpicked three top things to do in Sri Lanka in October.

1. Passikudah – Scuba Diving

One of the most liked water sports is the scuba diving. A scuba dive in Passikudah is going to be a breathtakingly beautiful experience to have. From different kinds of fishes to giant gorgonians, the waters in Sri Lanka are known for its great marine life. Hence, a scuba dive at Passikudah in Sri Lanka in October is a no brainer.

2. Unawatuna – Surfing

Surfing in Sri Lanka in October can be exciting. Unawatuna besides providing you with good surfing experience also hides spots that can be even more adrenaline rush. It is considered as one of the best months to surf against the high tides which makes it a must-do thing.


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What to pack for Trip to Sri Lanka in October

The first thing to carry on your trip to Sri Lanka during October will be a waterproof jacket because of the weather. You can just take a pair of jeans and comfortable shoes for most of your days there. And, Sri Lanka being famous for its temples, make sure you wear a properly covered dress. Not to forget carrying sunscreen lotion, sunglasses and flipflops as the weather could also be a little hot while visiting the beaches.

Tips for travellers

  • Do make sure to carry all the rainfall essentials as the weather is going to unpredictable in Sri Lanka in October.
  • Carry some cash and avoid relying completely on ATM’s.
  • While you are there, do not miss taking a ride that takes you around Ella.
A train route on the way to Ella in Sri Lanka
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With such amazing beauties and exciting things to do, why wait to plan a holiday in Sri Lanka in October? Though Sri Lanka is worth visiting all year round, it is going to something more beautiful in the month of October because of its pleasant weather and must-do water sports. Let our travel consultants know your choices and we would personalise your Sri Lanka Trip !

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