you are traveling to Srilanka you have to take in to account, some of
the basic tips to make your visit a complete. Best time to visit this
glorious country is between the month of December to March.
Once you are in the country do make a visit to an Ayurvedic spa using
herbal plants to treat illness. Even if you're not sick, you can still
take pleasure from oil massage or a steam bath at one of the many
Ayurvedic centers on the island.
When come to purchasing precious stones- reputable gem centers in
Colombo are the only trusty shops to value stones. Avoid buying any kind
of precious gems (as they say) from the street vendors offering tempting
bargain, mostly they are worthless. Also avoid acquiring goods made of
ivory, turtle shell, or reptile skin of any kind, for these are unlawful
and such acquisition will be impound by customs on your return home.
Decency is greatly honored by all segments of the society. At beach
recourse, beachwear is permissible, but less acceptable outside the
beach and absolutely inadmissible at temples, mosques and churches. Nude
and topless sunbathing is unlawful in Sri Lanka.
Remove footgear before entering Buddhist or Hindu shrines.
Photographing and posing besides these religious sites is strictly
prohibited. Also don't take photos of military installations, bridges,
airports or other crucial places. Even some religious edifices have
covered gun installing and military bunkers.
It is very essential to get aware of how you are going to use the
currency of the country you are visiting. The Sri Lankan rupee is
divided into 100 cents. Coins are classified in category of 5, 10, 25
and 50 cents and 1, 2, 5 and 10 rupees. Notes are labeled in values of
10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000. While changing money, tourists are
advised to ask for smaller classification notes as hawkers, taxi and
auto drivers are generally incapable to give change.
Take medical advice before touring. It is recommended to get
immunization against Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid and always better to
have a Malaria medication while visiting during the monsoons. Keep
proper preventives to mitigate indications of diarrhea, as well as for
dehydration. Also take proper precautions against Sunburn and heat
debility. It is advisable to drink plenty of water to decrease
dehydration. Do not drink tap water anywhere in Sri Lanka unless you
have boiled or sterilized it yourself, other wise go for mineral water.
Carry an umbrella while you are out on a tour. Sri Lankans always carry
along with them, constantly in sunny as well as raining days- the city
is always submerged with one or the other. Do watch your step - Sri
Lanka leads the world in death by snakebite per capita.
Be careful buying the Sri Lankan fast food, normally sold on the
streets during lunchtime - the curried meat, fish or vegetable packets.
They may not be hygienic, as they are not cleaned properly. At the same
time just go for a cool, refreshing coconut water that can easily be
accessible by the side of the road in nominal price. By cutting the top
lid of the fruit the vendor gives you a safe and delicious tropical
Don't expect to have a queue at a bank, post office or any other place.
Sri Lankans doesn't form lines, so don't be humble about propelling
Keep in mind the above points and luxuriate in the beautiful island of