The Teardrop Island or Sri Lanka is a heart-warming place that gifts countless fond lifelong memories. The people here are easily amongst the most friendly and helpful folks in the world. The scenery borders on the surreal – pristine palm-fringed beaches, emerald forests, acres and acres of serene tea gardens, and lofty mountains together connive to cast a spell. Being a vibrant melting pot of different cultures, Sri Lanka’s social fabric is a colourful one and visitors may look forward to lots of exciting cultural insights and experiences. There is also no dearth of historical attractions with some of the most popular ones being the ‘Temple of the Tooth’, Galle Fort, Dambulla Cave Temple, Adam’s Peak and the astounding Sigiriya to name just a few. The wildlife is spectacular as well and some of the best places for jungle buffs are Yala, Wasgomuwa, Wilpattu and Sinharaja amongst many others. In a nutshell, the myriad attractions of Sri Lanka are spread across the country’s different regions – East Coast and Cultural Triangle, Kandy and the Hill Country, Jaffna and the North, West Coast, and the South.
The Maldives is a tropical paradise in the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean. Pristine beaches with gleaming white sands (some of the best in the world), spectacular marine life, unbelievably marvellous snorkelling and scuba diving, and delectable seafood are just some of the charms here. It’s an archipelago of around 2000 islands with quite a few of the islands being exclusive resort properties. We mean, you can indulge your royal dream of staying in an island of your own in the Maldives! As far as cuisine goes, the seafood is legendary and there are plenty of other options, including Arabic, Indian, Oriental, Sri Lankan, and Thai. While the Maldives is world famous for its dive sites and luxury sea cruises, the destination also has its fine share of historical, cultural and wildlife attractions.
Maldives enjoys temperate weather in Summer with temperatures ranging in the comfortable. Sri Lanka is a year-round destination with consistently warm temperatures and lots of sunshine. There isn’t one perfect month and it can shower any time. The southwest waters are rougher than usual in April, followed by increased humidity in May. It is recommended that the months between April & September should be spent further north and on the east coast. The central hills remain cooler all year and the only months we'd recommend avoiding are October and November, when rainfall is less predictable.
The winter months in Maldives are ideal because the temperatures do not drop below… making it a perfect destination for visitors to enjoy the beach and get some sun. Sri Lanka's position is close to the Equator which keeps the temperatures fairly constant year-round. The southwest coast and central hills are best between December and April, which is also an ideal time for whale and dolphin watching.
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