October | SLCB


Sri Lanka… A land of beauty with fertilized plantations, sunshine, deeply rooted history, rippling seas, falling waterfalls and everlasting hospitality. Sri Lanka in October is the best destination for travellers who seek to visit some of the most magical, historical and romantic places during the monsoon rain pouring down. Not only that, being a low season, Sri Lanka in October is a great destination for those who wish to avoid crowds and travel around the island at their own leisure. The low season also indicates that the prices of travelling and accommodations in Sri Lanka are at an all-time low, giving you an opportunity to feel the beauty of the pearl in the Indian Ocean without too much weight to your wallet and for those who are looking for an action-packed destination, Sri Lanka is the best solution.

Instead of travelling on the surface of the island, would you like to see what it has underneath? Diving is one of the most adventurous things to do is in Sri Lanka in October. We would highly recommend you to visit Pasikuda the home to some of the most majestic marine life filled with plenty of fascinating scuba diving spots where you can join hands with the ocean life and witness the deep-rooted, breathtaking beauty of Sri Lanka’s underwater world.

If you wish to witness the charm of the underwater world but from the surface, snorkelling is the option just for you in October. Anyone can take a sneak peek into the marine life by just jumping into the pool of clear waters. Some of the famous spots for snorkeling in Sri Lanka include Hikkaduwa, Pasikudah, Kirinda, Mirissa, Koggala, and Nilaveli.

It’s not all about diving and snorkelling on this island you can fly on the waves as well.

Surfing in October is the best water sport you can do with high tides off the east coast of Sri Lanka. Unawatuna is home to surfing but there are few other famous places for surfing in Sri Lanka as well including Weligama, Arugambay, and Hikkaduwa.

Sri Lanka in October is the best place to challenge yourself while bathing sunrays and filling your lungs with sea wind. No matter what you want, Sri Lanka is capable and ready to fulfil your underwater dreams with its unlimited resources.

Now let’s have a look at what’s happening on the surface of the island….

With October rays, the southwestern monsoon fading away and northeastern monsoon commencing in Sri Lanka. With a wet atmosphere on the ground giving a different vibration to the country. The waterfalls around the island are as beautiful as newlyweds as they solemnly fall over their rocky paths. Your paradise on earth is just a blink away with thousands of flowers blooming, new trees sprouting, and a sky is filled with numerous birds in October in Sri Lanka.

Like every other month, there is also a Poya day (full moon day) celebration in October. It is called the Vap Poya and it celebrates the sowing of new seeds, and the offering of robes (Katina Cheevara) to Buddhist monks. The holiday is observed in Buddhist temples around Sri Lanka. Likewise, Sri Lanka is filled with various experiences in October. We warmly welcome everyone who has been stuck in their homes for a long period of time due to the Covid 19 pandemic to our motherland. It’s time for you to give your mind a break.

If anyone is keen on the traditions and ceremonies of this multicultural island, October is a good month for that. You can celebrate the Diwali holiday, most commonly known as Deepavali in Sri Lanka which is one of the most important Hindu festivals of the year. It gives travellers the chance to enjoy the unique taste of traditional Tamil food and explore Tamil culture. Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil, the temple which is dedicated to the god Murugan is located in Jaffa is a must-visit place in the Deepavali season.


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