ABOUT VISA

From August 1, 2019 to February 1, 2020, at the airport of the island state, citizens of the Russian Federation can obtain tourist visas for Sri Lanka absolutely free!

To quickly get a visa upon arrival, you will need:

– A valid passport.

– Immigration card (the form can be taken at the airport).

– Return tickets. In addition, documents on hotel reservations and certificates of the applicant’s solvency will come in handy.

Well, what is not a reason to URGENTLY go on an author’s tour to Sri Lanka, eh?

ABOUT THE ROAD

To get there, of course, by plane, this is an island) The main receiving airport of the country – Bandaranaike Airport – is located near Colombo, the largest city in Sri Lanka.

There are no direct regular flights from Moscow to Colombo, but there are charters by Aeroflot and SriLankan Airlines during the high season (winter). This is about 8.5 hours of flight.

However, many convenient connecting flights are offered by at least the following foreign airlines:

Qatar Airlines

Turkish Airlines

Etihad airlines

Emirates Air Arabia

The flight time, taking into account the connection, is 12-14 hours. Ticket price – from 28,000 rubles You can get from other Russian cities with the help of the FlyDubai low-cost airline, which operates flights to major Russian cities with a transfer in Dubai. Airline promotions and sales of tickets to Sri Lanka are carried out in the region of March and October.

WHEN TO GO

There are no sharp jumps in temperature, the difference between cold December and hot April is only a few degrees. The air temperature slightly exceeds the comfortable +30 degrees. The sea is warm, the water temperature in the ocean is + 28 ° C. May to September is the rainy season. If you don’t like getting wet, it is better to plan a tour to Sri Lanka for the winter and autumn months – they will delight you with dry and warm weather.

TOP 10 WONDERS OF SRI LANKA

Sigiriya – climb to the top of a huge rock, the top of which once served as a fortress, see magnificent landscapes, admire ancient cave paintings and learn more interesting facts from the history of the island.

Temple of the Sacred Tooth of Buddha in Kandy – visit the main Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka, which contains a sacred relic – one of the 4 surviving teeth of the Buddha.

Goldoh temple in Dambulla – look at 73 Buddha statues covered with gold. Sinharaja Park – plunge into the pristine nature of the island in a unique rain forest.

Adam’s Peak – try your hand at climbing to a height of 2243 meters and see the “footprint of the Buddha” – a large cast on the surface of the rock, reminiscent of a footprint.

Hikkaduwa – experience all kinds of beach activities. Galle – feel the spirit of the ancient city, walk the streets and enjoy the local flavor.

Yala National Park – take part in a jeep safari and get acquainted with the flora and fauna of the island.

Saint Clair Falls – admire the 80-meter waterfall among the tea plantations.

Nuwara Eliya tea plantations – learn the ancient secrets and traditions of making tea and admire the beauty of nature.

BEACHES OF SRI LANKA

The beaches of Sri Lanka are usually divided into three large regions – Western, Southern and Eastern. People usually go to the Western beaches for hotel comfort, to the Southern ones – for white sand and a pleasant atmosphere, and to the Eastern ones – for an authentic experience in finding non-tourist places.

WESTERN BEACHES

Huge, with golden sand. This part of the coast is the most developed on the island, the infrastructure includes a huge number of different hotels, villas and guest houses, although tiny cute villages with wild beaches can also be found along the coast. The most popular beaches in the regions are Bentota and Hikkaduwa.

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SOUTH BEACHES

Sri Lanka – large sandy areas with a mass of different housing and infrastructure. Between the beaches and towns along the coast, there are many hotels and tiny villages that offer guesthouses and homestays.

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EASTERN BEACHES

Sri Lanka is loved by surfers and adventure seekers. The beaches here are practically untouched, the infrastructure is practically undeveloped, the lifestyle of the coast is practically not affected by tourism. The most famous beaches on the coast are the surfer-favorite southern Arugam Bay and the lazy beaches of Upuvelli and Nilavelli (Trincomili district), in the northern part of the region.

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WHAT TO EAT

LAMPRICE

It is pre-cooked rice in broth, wrapped in a banana leaf and baked with the rest of the rice components with curry with meat / meatballs and sambol chili sauce. Chutney is often added to it – a spicy sweet and sour mango sauce. Belongs to the category of “street” food.

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COTTU

A very popular dish in Sri Lanka, consisting of chopped coconut flatbread mixed with fried vegetables (peppers, leeks, carrots), as well as various additives (eggs, cheese, meat). It is consumed with red hot chili peppers. Served both in restaurants and street cafes.

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HOPPERS

Thin, tough, raised-edged pancakes made of fermented rice flour and coconut milk dough, most commonly fried but also steamed. Served with egg, vegetables, Paul Sambol appetizer (spicy coconut salad with chili), or with sweet toppings. Hoppers can be consumed for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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DAL CARRY

Dal curry is a soup made from boiled red lentils boiled in coconut milk with fried onions, garlic, tomatoes and green chili peppers with spices and lime juice. Can be used either as a stand-alone vegetarian dish or as a component of curry rice.

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SAMBALL

A common name for snacks, there are a huge number of its varieties. Sambola often includes finely grated coconut, dried small Maldivian fish, red onions, chili peppers, and lime juice. Sambol came to Sri Lanka from Indonesia from the island of Java and has become an integral part of Sri Lankan cuisine.

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