Sri Lanka, the island nation just south of India, gets lots of rain, thanks to the monsoons that sweep through in late autumn and late spring. To avoid the downpours – while also enjoying cooler temperatures – visit from now to April. This will mean sunnier beach days on the south coast and clearer views from the ancient monuments in the mountains. But to avoid the high-season crowds, think later in the year. It’ll be wet, but you’ll be rewarded with pockets of seclusion.
The Place to Be this Month: Sri Lanka
January ushers in balmy weather, making it an ideal time to enjoy Sri Lanka's southern beaches and majestic mountains
8 January 2019