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Top Tips When Travelling to Sri Lanka

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Visa – Whether you are on Holiday or on a business matter, travellers to Sri Lanka must have electronic travel authorization (ETA) to enter the beautiful island. If you require more information visit eta.gov.lk.

Currency – The local currency is the Rupee. Currency notes are Rs. 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins, should you have receive them, will be in denominations of Rs. 01, 02, 05 and 10. Make sure you have plenty of lower denomination notes and coins in order to avoid uncomfortable situations (50, 100, and 500).

Time Difference – Standard Time is five and a half hours ahead of GMT. (Allowance should be made for summer-time changes in Europe. Language Official language is Sinhala, Tamil and English as a link language. Most people have the knowledge of English, and signboards are often in English as well.

What to Wear – You are entering a tropical island, therefore cotton clothes are useful at any time of the year, but you will need light woollens for the hills and waterproof clothing or an umbrella.Do not forget comfortable shoes, sandals. If you are planning to trek and climb go prepared with suitable gear. Water sports enthusiasts would do well to take their snorkels and diving equipment along.

Safety – In general the threats to personal security for travellers in Sri Lanka are remarkably small. It is more pleasant to travel with a companion, as it is advised not to travel alone especially after dark.

Health Precautions – The health risks in Sri Lanka are different to those encountered in Europe and North America. Watch out for bowel diseases such as diarrhoea and amoebic dysentery, vector borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever, and a variety of fungal infections. Sri Lankan physicians, though, many of whom have trained in the West, are particularly experienced in dealing with locally occurring diseases.

Activities – Number of activities to suit your mood and fancy, get into the mood. Gangaramaya Temple, Galle Face Green, Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, National Museum of Colombo, Viharamahadevi Park, Adam’s Peak, Temple of the Tooth, Knuckles Mountain Range, Dambulla Cave Temple, Singharaja Forest Reserve and much more.

Attractions – The places in Sri Lanka definitely will attract you like Gregory-lake, Tea Estate, Nuwara Eliya Racecourse, Horton Plains & Ambewela, Victoria Garden, Victoria Garden, Piduruthalagala and much more places.

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Source by Rahaventhan Kaliappan

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