Sri Lanka lies in the tropical region, so lightweight cotton material outfits are appropriate for the generally warm climate. Nonetheless, make sure that you carry a pullover as a caution because the hilly areas may become a bit chilly especially during the evening hours. In case you would like to trek or hike up some of the hills, make sure that you pack a pair of shoes or boots for walking. You should ask for guidance to help you know the best places to visit.
Sri Lanka has a number of good beaches that are characterized by cobalt waters. However, for women, avoid wearing any open swimwear because it can cause a lot of unnecessary interest from the natives. Make sure that when you go near Buddhist or Hindu temples, you wear respectful clothing at all times. Shoes and hats must not be worn when one enters any temple located in Sri Lanka.
On top, a mosquito net can be an important thing to pack before your travel to Sri Lanka but there is no major risk for contracting malaria. The importance of the mosquito repellant is that you still want to take care of yourself against any attack by mosquitoes because there is the danger of catching dengue fever. Falling sick while on holiday is not fun. All leading guesthouses and hotels will have their own mosquito repellants at their facilities. So, you’ll not necessarily have to carry one with you.
You have to remember to carry some basic medical supplies as well as toiletries. It is common to find mosquitoes in many areas of the island. While many hotels will offer some kind of protection, it is important to be equipped well. Use of anti-malarial medications like prophylaxis is advisable. However, make sure that you use this medicine according to the direction of your physician. You can start using if before leaving for your trip to Sri Lanka and even when you depart.
Sunglasses and sunscreen cream can also be brought along so as to offer proper protection against the harmful sun rays. This is only way to keep your skin looking good and enjoy outdoor activities. You also need some basic medicines for diarrhea, flu or fever as it can really help you to save some money. In case you are a keen photographer, you are advised to pack some extra batteries. Local stores do not stock every thing that you may need.
The electricity power in Sri Lanka operates at fifty-cycle AC, 230 to 240 V. While you might find four pin square sockets the most common sockets are the three round pin ones. On the other hand, you can easily find inexpensive adapters at many local stores here. People in Sri Lanka experience power blackouts quite often, particularly during the reduced rainfall seasons. This can be attributed to the fact that a large percentage of Sri Lanka’s power originates from hydroelectric power. So, make sure that you carry a good torch; you are not sure when a blackout will strike.
In case you are thinking of using the available public means of transport from one city to the other, avoid traveling with a lot of things. You’ll find very limited room to put your suitcases in the buses and trains. When it comes to the city buses, you’ll have to pay extra money for the seat occupied by your suitcase. As such, be sure to keep it light when traveling.
With these points in mind you can enjoy your visit in Sri Lanka. It’s a great destination for holidays. The Coastal area is magnificent and suitable for everyone.