Traveling Sri Lanka is a relatively easy thing to do. It can be a little chaotic, with overcrowded buses
moving along clogged roads where lanes are mere suggestions, and trains packed to the gills with people hanging off the
edges (which actually is kind of fun). But English is widely spoken so once you get used the chaos, it isn’t too difficult
to get around. But there are a few things you should know before you visit Sri Lanka to avoid getting scammed,
overspending, and, like me, missing some of the scenic trains!
Generally, the best time to visit the west and south coasts as well as the Cultural
Triangle is between December and April, while on the east coast the climate is at its finest from May through to October.
This is consequently the most touristic season in Sri Lanka. The southwest monsoon goes from May to September in these areas.