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Did You Know? Contrary to popular belief, Colombo is not the capital of Sri Lanka, it is Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte.

 

Best Time to Visit Colombo

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Colombo is a year-round destination and can be visited any time of the year. Apart from the heavy monsoons, which generally last between June and September, the weather is pleasant for most of the year. Here's a monthly breakup of Colombo's climatic conditions so you can plan when to go:

January to March: Colombo is mostly sunny during this time and a lot of visitors frequent the city from January to March. Duruthu Perahera Festival is also held in January and attracts many tourists.

April to October: With April comes the monsoon season in Colombo. June to September are the wettest months but they are also sunny. The city becomes less crowded from May onwards which makes it a good time to soak in the natural beauty here. As this is slightly off season, you will also get good deals on hotels and flights during this time.

November to December: The weather begins to get hot and humid from November and you can best enjoy the winter sun during these months. However, the climate is still suitable enough for sightseeing and other outdoor activities. November is also a good time to visit Sri Lanka because of the Diwali celebrations held here during this time.