If you have decided to Tour in
Sri Lanka, following are the important things you
need to concern on.
First and foremost is obtaining visa. Certain countries have been
given the "Visa on Arrival" facility by the Sri Lankan authorities.
Check for the Visa procedure and other travel documents you need to
produce according to your country of departure.
Before you depart, verify you have got your visa done, your tickets
are confirmed and also the other necessary travel documents are
taken, including passport.
For information regarding obtaining Sri Lankan Visas refer the
"Resources" section in this Travel Guide.
Always try to find accommodation closer to your final destination.
Try to minimize the travelling time to the place of stay and keep as
much time as possible for site seeing.
Prior to arrival, re-confirm your reservation with the place of
accommodation (if you are travelling on your own) or else inform
your travel agent to check it on your behalf.
To obtain more details in accommodations and the information of the
Hotels, please refer the "accommodations"
CASH AND CHEQUES:
It's better to have cash than carrying Credit Cards. Because in all
occasions you may not able to use the Credit Card. If you are
bearing Travelers Cheques, you may encash them on arrival at the
Airport Premises or at any of the reputed banks.
To obtain more details in banking & currency exchange,
please refer the "BANKS" section of "useful
There are four (04) major mobile telecommunication providers
operating in the Island, namely Dialog, Mobitel, Etisalat and Hutch.
Call rates are comparably low in the Island and upon your arrival,
your existing SIM will be given roaming facility through one of our
To obtain more details in mobile telecommunication providers,
please refer the
Internet accessibility is possible via Fiber-Optics, ADSL, 3G, HSPA,
Wi-Fi and GPRS in most parts of the Island.
It's important to double check with your travel agent (or contact
person) about the picking up at the arrival to make sure everything
is in place. Communicate them about your arrival date / time, flight
number and other necessary information in advance. At the same time,
get the details about the personnel who will be picking you up at
If you are not obtaining the service of a travel agent and traveling
on you own, you may contact the official at the outlet of
Bandaranayake (Colombo) International Airport to hire a cab to reach
your place of accommodation. In such a case, confirm your
to depart from your country.
In Sri Lanka you have so much to explore and enjoy; so glancing
through the sites will be totally useless and it's just a waste of
time & money. Transportation is a major concern in that case.
You may have your own private vehicles, self-driven as well but, to
enjoy your trip to the maximum, we recommend you to use as much
You can obtain more details about Transportation methods in Sri
Lanka by referring our "transportation"
FOODS & WATER:
While you travel in Sri Lanka, food and beverages won't be a
headache. Sri Lankan food - snacks, short eats and fresh fruit
juices are readily available in roadside boutiques. Make sure you
carry enough bottles of water.
need to know how important to taste the foods & water during your
trip in Sri Lanka? please have a look at "foods
& water" page.
Sri Lanka is a tropical country and has a moderate climate. Even at
the driest season, the temperature would not increase into an
unbearable point in any part of the island. Therefore you would not
get serious health issues while traveling.
But if you are too sensitive for certain geographical changes,
better carry your own medicine, besides there are both government
and private hospitals at your service. You may also get Ayurvedic
treatments at various places in Sri Lanka.
Last but the very important is your Camera..!
Why we insist you to carry a camera and few extra batteries is not
because it's compulsory, but we definitely know that your trip would
be incomplete otherwise.
Wherever you travel in Sri Lanka, you have something attractive and
you would not think twice to capture them and take home.
Why not we share Sri Lanka's breathtaking beauty with our friends
through facebook or any other social community source?
LET'S NOT COMPROMISE...
Keep the important facts noted or better to take a print out of
this mini travel guide by using the printable versions of every
(such as phone numbers, places, information or any other detail on
this mini travel guide)
please refer the "useful
Should you need any assistance, don't hesitate to speak to a Sri
Lankan citizen. There are generous and ready to help wholeheartedly;
so it's just a matter of asking.....
Enjoy your holiday....!