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Country Guide - Sri Lanka

Welcome to the Exodus Travel Guide to Sri Lanka.

Our country guide to Sri Lanka will provide you with all the travel information you need to prepare for your holiday.


  • Full Name

    Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

  • Capital City

    Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte (Administrative).
    Largest city: Colombo.

  • Currency

    Sri Lankan Rupee

  • Timezone(s)

    GMT +5.30

  • Plug Types

    • South African/Indian-style plug with two circular metal pins above a large circular grounding pin

    Voltage: 220/230V
    Frequency (Hz): 50Hz



For the latest travel advice on visiting Sri Lanka:

>> Foreign & Commonwealth Office advice for travelling to Sri Lanka

>> BBC Country Profile on Sri Lanka

To purchase guidebooks and maps for your visit to Sri Lanka:

>> Exodus Travels on


Sri Lanka

Cycle the Backroads of Sri Lanka

Cycle the Backroads of Sri Lanka

14 days From
USD $2,450.00

Explore rich Sri Lankan history and culture by bike

  • Ride along tranquil backroads
  • Cycle through tea estates up to Nurawa Eliya
  • Search for a Leopard in Yala National Park
Discover Sri Lanka

Discover Sri Lanka

15 days From
USD $2,010.00

Spend two weeks exploring the delights of this diverse and inspiring island

  • Discover ancient cities
  • Enjoy the cool highlands and wildlife
  • Relax on superb beaches
Sri Lankan Highlights

Sri Lankan Highlights

8 days From
USD $1,400.00

A week experiencing the very best of the Island of Serendipity, Sri Lanka.

  • Climb the rock fortress at Sigiriya
  • Explore the beautiful lakeside town of Kandy
  • Cycle along tranquil backroads
Whales & Leopards of Sri Lanka

Whales & Leopards of Sri Lanka

9 days From
USD $2,800.00

A first class wildlife tour

  • Discover the wildlife of Yala
  • Enjoy whale watching excursions
  • Relax on beautiful beaches

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