January 2018

Whale & Dolphin watching in Southern Coast and North West Coast – January 2018 to April 2018

sri-lanka-dolphin

The Emerald Isle is undoubtedly a playground for both the bold as well as the laidback. From enjoying the sights and sounds of the southern coast of the island to joining the locals as they herald in the period of Vesak.

Duruthu Perahera – Cultural Parade – 20th to 22nd January 2018

Kelani-temple

January becomes a month of celebration with the ancient Kelaniya Buddhist temple holding their annual perahera – a dazzling cultural and a religious procession. Elephants dressed in their finery, traditional dancers and many more reflecting Sri Lankan art, dance, music and fashion are the vital parts of this parade.

February 2018

Whale & Dolphin watching in Southern Coast and North West Coast – January 2018 to April 2018

sri-lanka-dolphin

The Emerald Isle is undoubtedly a playground for both the bold as well as the laidback. From enjoying the sights and sounds of the southern coast of the island to joining the locals as they herald in the period of Vesak.

67th National Day of Sri Lanka – 04th February 2018

sri-lanka-flag-independence

Sri Lanka celebrates the gaining of her independence from the colonial rule on the island’s National Day. As a sign of paying tribute to forefathers of the land for their glorious feat, National flag is hoisted, National anthem is sung and the processions begin with the meticulously coordinated military parades and various religious and cultural performances.

The Season of Butterflies begins (Sri Padhaya Peak season) – 02 February 2018 – 30 April 2018

adams-peak_srilanka

The pilgrim season to Adams peak begins with the “Unduwap” full moon day in December and ends on the “Vesak” full moon day in May. During this season, pilgrims in many religions as well as the travelers ascend this peak in good faith. This mountain is sacred to all four religious groups in Sri Lanka – the Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and the Christians. The climb to the peak is one of the moving experiences in Sri Lanka.

Nawam Perahera – 19th February 2018 – 04th March 2018

navam-perehera-gaggarama

Nawam maha Perahera that is similar to Kandy Perahera is held in Colombo. The perahera showcases dancers, acrobats, drummers and glittering elephants.

March 2018

Whale & Dolphin watching in Southern Coast and North West Coast – January 2018 to April 2018

sri-lanka-dolphin

The Emerald Isle is undoubtedly a playground for both the bold as well as the laidback. From enjoying the sights and sounds of the southern coast of the island to joining the locals as they herald in the period of Vesak.

The Season of Butterflies begins (Sri Padhaya Peak season) – 02 February 2018 – 30 April 2018

adams-peak_srilanka

The pilgrim season to Adams peak begins with the “Unduwap” full moon day in December and ends on the “Vesak” full moon day in May. During this season, pilgrims in many religions as well as the travelers ascend this peak in good faith. This mountain is sacred to all four religious groups in Sri Lanka – the Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and the Christians. The climb to the peak is one of the moving experiences in Sri Lanka.

The Annual Hot air balloon festival – March 2018

The annual Hot air balloon festival takes place in the month of March in Colombo. Participants from around the world will attend this event.

April 2018

Whale & Dolphin watching in Southern Coast and North West Coast – January 2018 to April 2018

sri-lanka-dolphin

The Emerald Isle is undoubtedly a playground for both the bold as well as the laidback. From enjoying the sights and sounds of the southern coast of the island to joining the locals as they herald in the period of Vesak.

The Season of Butterflies begins (Sri Padhaya Peak season) – 02 February 2018 – 30 April 2018

adams-peak_srilanka

The pilgrim season to Adams peak begins with the “Unduwap” full moon day in December and ends on the “Vesak” full moon day in May. During this season, pilgrims in many religions as well as the travelers ascend this peak in good faith. This mountain is sacred to all four religious groups in Sri Lanka – the Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and the Christians. The climb to the peak is one of the moving experiences in Sri Lanka.

Sinhala and Tamil New Year Celebration – 13th & 14th April 2018

The pilgrim season to Adams peak begins with the “Unduwap” full moon day in December and ends on the “Vesak” full moon day in May. During this season, pilgrims in many religions, as well as the travelers, ascend this peak in good faith. This mountain is sacred to all four religious groups in Sri Lanka – the Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and the Christians. The climb to the peak is one of the moving experiences in Sri Lanka.

May 2018

Turtle Watching in Rekuwa, South Coast – March 2018 to July 2018

turtle watching in sri lanka

Patience is the key to witnessing the nesting & hatching of the world’s most sought after sea turtles in Rekawa. The Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery and the Rekawa Turtle Sanctuary are amongst the sites one can enjoy some turtle watching and get to know more about their conservation too. The peak period for Turtle nesting is considered to be from March to July.

Surfing in Arugam Bay – May 2018 to July 2018

surfing-in-arugam-bay-sri-lanka

Nestled in the Eastern Coast of Sri Lanka, Arugam Bay is ranked among the top surfing destinations in the world. The sun-kissed beaches of this hidden gem attract a variety of enthusiastic surfers both professional and amateur alike from all over the globe.

 

June 2018

Poson Celebration in Mihintale – June 2018

mihinthale-poson-celebration-sri-lanka

In June Sri Lankans celebrate the Poson full-moon day signifying the arrival of Buddhism to Sri Lanka in the 3rd century BCE. This historical event occurred in the North Central city of Mihintale, where Arahant Mahinda of India converted the then king of Sri Lanka to Buddhism. Be part of the exciting celebrations of free meals and religious observances undertaken by Buddhists to commemorate the event.

Turtle Watching in Rekuwa, South Coast – March 2018 to July 2018

Patience is the key to witnessing the nesting & hatching of the world’s most sought after sea turtles in Rekawa. The Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery and the Rekawa Turtle Sanctuary are amongst the sites one can enjoy some turtle watching and get to know more about their conservation too. The peak period for Turtle nesting is considered from March to July.

Surfing in Arugam Bay – May 2018 to July 2018

surfing-in-arugam-bay-sri-lanka

Nestled on the Eastern Coast of Sri Lanka, Arugam Bay is ranked among the top surfing destinations in the world. The sun-kissed beaches of this hidden gem attract a variety of enthusiastic surfers both professional and amateur alike from all over the globe.

Sloth Bear Season in Yala & Wasgamuwa – June 2018 to July 2018

sloth-bear-srilanka

The sloth bear season in Yala and Wasgamuwa runs during the months of June and July. The sloth bear (Melursus Ursinus) which is indigenous to the South Asian region can be found only in Sri Lanka and in The Indian sub-continent. Palu berries (Manilkara Hexanda) are the bear’s favorite fruit and as the palu season falls in the months of June and July there is a good chance of spotting one during this period.

International Surfing Competition in Arugambay – June 2018 to July 2018

surfing-in-arugam-bay-sri-lanka

Arugam Bay which is ranked among the top surf points in the world will host the international surfing competition this year. Surfers taking part in the competition are guaranteed to find the ideal waves for surfing at the bay. If you are visiting Sri Lanka during the months of June and July don’t miss this exciting event.

Snorkelling, Diving and Whale Watching in North East – June 2018 to September 2018

The North-East of the island is a world-renowned hot spot for the majestic Blue Whale as well as diving and snorkeling that serve as some of the more enjoyable things to do in Sri Lanka. The best time to hit the seas is during the months of June to September. Come witness the turquoise waters and coral sand beaches and be enthralled by the largest mammals in the world.

Kite Surfing in Kalpitiya – June 2018 to December 2018

For those looking for an exotic beach destination to kite surf, then Kalpitiya is definitely the ideal location. Situated on the North West Coast of Sri Lanka the waters of the Kalpitiya lagoon offer an idyllic spot for both beginners as well as freestyles which make Kalpitiya a kite surfing haven.

July 2018

Turtle Watching in Rekuwa, South Coast – March 2018 to July 2018

Patience is the key to witnessing the nesting & hatching of the world’s most sought after sea turtles in Rekawa. The Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery and the Rekawa Turtle Sanctuary are amongst the sites one can enjoy some turtle watching and get to know more about their conservation too. The peak period for Turtle nesting is considered from March to July.

Surfing in Arugam Bay – May 2018 to July 2018

surfing-in-arugam-bay-sri-lanka

Nestled on the Eastern Coast of Sri Lanka, Arugam Bay is ranked among the top surfing destinations in the world. The sun-kissed beaches of this hidden gem attract a variety of enthusiastic surfers both professional and amateur alike from all over the globe.

Sloth Bear Season in Yala & Wasgamuwa – June 2018 to July 2018

sloth-bear-srilanka

The sloth bear season in Yala and Wasgamuwa runs during the months of June and July. The sloth bear (Melursus Ursinus) which is indigenous to the South Asian region can be found only in Sri Lanka and in The Indian sub-continent. Palu berries (Manilkara Hexanda) are the bear’s favorite fruit and as the palu season falls in the months of June and July there is a good chance of spotting one during this period.

International Surfing Competition in Arugambay – June 2018 to July 2018

surfing-in-arugam-bay-sri-lanka

Arugam Bay which is ranked among the top surf points in the world will host the international surfing competition this year. Surfers taking part in the competition are guaranteed to find the ideal waves for surfing at the bay. If you are visiting Sri Lanka during the months of June and July don’t miss this exciting event.

Snorkelling, Diving and Whale Watching in North East – June 2018 to September 2018

The North-East of the island is a world-renowned hot spot for the majestic Blue Whale as well as diving and snorkeling that serve as some of the more enjoyable things to do in Sri Lanka. The best time to hit the seas is during the months of June to September. Come witness the turquoise waters and coral sand beaches and be enthralled by the largest mammals in the world.

Kite Surfing in Kalpitiya – June 2018 to December 2018

For those looking for an exotic beach destination to kite surf, then Kalpitiya is definitely the ideal location. Situated on the North West Coast of Sri Lanka the waters of the Kalpitiya lagoon offer an idyllic spot for both beginners as well as freestyles which make Kalpitiya a kite surfing haven.

Kataragama Perahera and the Fire Walking Festival – July 2018

The Kataragama Perahera or “Procession” lasts up to 14 days during the months of July and August and comes across as one of the more enjoyable things to do in Sri Lanka during this time. The procession comprises of fire dances, fire walkers, various dance troupes, talented traditional drummers and whip crackers in commemoration of the God of Kataragama. Come witness this exciting event in the Southern region of the island.

August 2018

Snorkelling, Diving and Whale Watching in North East – June 2018 to September 2018

whale-watching-sri-lanka

The North-East of Sri Lanka is a world-renowned hot spot for the majestic Blue Whale as well as diving and snorkeling. The best time to hit the seas is during the months of June to September. Come witness the turquoise waters and coral sand beaches and be enthralled by the largest mammals in the world.

Kite Surfing in Kalpitiya – June 2018 to December 2018

For those looking for an exotic beach destination to kite surf, then Kalpitiya is definitely the ideal location. Situated on the North West Coast of Sri Lanka the waters of the Kalpitiya lagoon offer an idyllic spot for both beginners as well as freestyles which make Kalpitiya a kite surfing haven.

Kandy Esala Perahera – August 2018

kandy-asala-perehara-sri-lanka

Be part of a memorable cultural event in the old Kingdom of Kandy, in what is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. The Esala Perahera, a procession in the month of August, is a symbol of Sri Lankan culture and beliefs. The festival is undertaken in a grand scale in Kandy at the Dalada Maligawa or Temple of the Tooth Relic and pays respect to the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha. The Perahera comprises of exciting dances and elephants garlanded with extravagant apparel.

September 2018

Snorkelling, Diving and Whale Watching in North East – June 2018 to September 2018

The North-East of the island is a world-renowned hot spot for the majestic Blue Whale as well as diving and snorkeling that serve as some of the more enjoyable things to do in Sri Lanka. The best time to hit the seas is during the months of June to September. Come witness the turquoise waters and coral sand beaches and be enthralled by the largest mammals in the world.

Kite Surfing in Kalpitiya – June 2018 to December 2018

For those looking for an exotic beach destination to kite surf, then Kalpitiya is definitely the ideal location. Situated on the North West Coast of Sri Lanka the waters of the Kalpitiya lagoon offer an idyllic spot for both beginners as well as freestyles which make Kalpitiya a kite surfing haven.

Elephant Gathering in Minneriya – September 2018

pinnawala

The elephant gathering is considered to be the largest assembly of Asian elephants at one time. During the dry season which is at its peak in September over 150 to 200 elephants gather each evening near
the banks of the Minneriya tank to drink water and graze on the surrounding foliage. Come witness a true wild life event on the banks of the Minneriya reservoir.

October 2018

Kite Surfing in Kalpitiya – June 2018 to December 2018

For those looking for an exotic beach destination to kite surf, then Kalpitiya is definitely the ideal location. Situated on the North West Coast of Sri Lanka the waters of the Kalpitiya lagoon offer an idyllic spot for both beginners as well as freestyles which make Kalpitiya a kite surfing haven.

November 2018

 Kite Surfing in Kalpitiya – June 2018 to December 2018

For those looking for an exotic beach destination to kite surf, then Kalpitiya is definitely the ideal location. Situated on the North West Coast of Sri Lanka the waters of the Kalpitiya lagoon offer an idyllic spot for both beginners as well as freestyles which make Kalpitiya a kite surfing haven.

Whale & Dolphin Watching in North West Coast (Kalpitiya) – November 2018 to April 2018

whale-watching-sri-lanka

Kalpitiya is a very popular region for its presence of Sperm Whales and Spinner Dolphins during the months of November to April. The occasional spotting of the Blue Whale is also a highlight of the marine life in Kalpitiya.

Whale & Dolphin Watching in (South Coast) Mirissa – December 2018 to March 2018

sri-lanka-dolphin

Whale watching in the southern coast commences in October and ends in April. Nevertheless, the high season is considered between December and March. Mirissa is the closest point where the Blue whales are inhabited due to its appropriate environmental conditions. However, five types of whales and four kinds of dolphins could be witnessed in Mirissa.

December 2018

 Kite Surfing in Kalpitiya – June 2018 to December 2018

For those looking for an exotic beach destination to kite surf, then Kalpitiya is definitely the ideal location. Situated on the North West Coast of Sri Lanka the waters of the Kalpitiya lagoon offer an idyllic spot for both beginners as well as freestyles which make Kalpitiya a kite surfing haven.

Whale & Dolphin Watching in North West Coast (Kalpitiya) – November 2018 to April 2018

whale-watching-sri-lanka

Kalpitiya is a very popular region for its presence of Sperm Whales and Spinner Dolphins during the months of November to April. The occasional spotting of the Blue Whale is also a highlight of the marine life in Kalpitiya.

Whale & Dolphin Watching in (South Coast) Mirissa – December 2018 to March 2018

sri-lanka-dolphin

Whale watching in the southern coast commences in October and ends in April. Nevertheless, the high season is considered between December and March. Mirissa is the closest point where the Blue whales are inhabited due to its appropriate environmental conditions. However, five types of whales and four kinds of dolphins could be witnessed in Mirissa.

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