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Written by Buvaneshwari Gopinath on May 19, 2020 Share on

Get wet in Srilanka’s North Eastern Monsoon in November

Blessed with amazing natural beauty, incredible wildlife, yummy cuisine, and wealthy culture going back to the millennia era, Srilanka is a small jewel-shaped island situated right below India, in the Indian ocean. The country has become a very popular destination among those travellers who travel to see natural beauty. Abundance in flora and fauna, and the country’s rich history, its haven for all. As soon as you land into the country, you are welcomed with a slightly cold shower right from the blue skies.

Ariel view of the mountains in Srilanka
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Srilanka is situated in a tropical region and enjoys only two distinctive monsoon seasons throughout the year. One in November and the other in March. The best part of the climate is that these monsoons affect different parts of the country during the monsoon period, therefore, letting you enjoy the sunshine in a few parts while it pours in another.

Things to do

1. Go elephant riding in Kandy

Known as the cultural capital and the last capital during the king’s era, it is a well appealing city right beside the country’s highland. Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the place is inhabited by many elephants. Tourists are allowed to go on a short ride on the elephant for a certain price.

Other attractions in Kandy: Temple of the Tooth, Royal Botanical Garden, Bahirawakanda Temple, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, New Ranweli Spice Garden and The Tea Museum,

Kandy to ella train ride
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2. Take a train to Ella from Kandy

The train ride to Ella from Kandy is said to be one of the scenic rides in the world. It takes you to through the mountains overlooking nearby villages, tea plantation, forest with tall trees and a breathtaking waterfall. With monsoon raindrops falling on you through the window and the fragrance of the wetland hitting you, the views from the train changes with every frame keeping you speechless throughout the train journey. You can take the train back to Kandy from Ella as well to enjoy the view again.

Tea estate in Srilanka
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3. Wander the Nuwara Eliya tea plantation

Nothing beats sipping a hot cup of tea while it rains. While in Srilanka, trek through one of the best tea plantations in Srilanka, the Nuwara Eliya. The Royal Tea Trail begins from a regular pathway starting from the road and going steep up the mountains.

Fun fact: The famous Lipton tea gets its leaves from here.

Other attractions: Tea Tour in the plantation, Devon Falls, Galway’s Land National Park, Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

4. Explore the town markets

There are many markets all over Srilanka. Visit any of the local markets and taste their freshly grown monsoon fruits that taste yummy as they look. Srilanka is also famous for its unusual floating markets located at Beira Lake. The floating market is famous for clothing, accessories, footwear, and souvenirs. After you are done with shopping, visit a local restaurant and try some of the unique dishes hot while the rain pours making it a perfect snack.

Unlike any other country, the true beauty of Srilanka can be viewed only through the eyes of nature lovers. Love rain and nature, Srilanka is the perfect spot for your vacation. Visit Pickyourtrail and customize your package and be on the nest flight to Srilanka.

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