Sri Lanka has amazing variety for your shopping pleasure, the most recognized being gems, bathik, Sri Lankan lace, metal work and lacquer ware, marine products, tea, and handicrafts. And also the most popular items among tourists are handloom fabrics, leather products, reproduction antiques, jewelry and ceramics. Sri Lanka is a top trading post since ancient times and still many ships stop on their way from Europe to Southeast Asia. Tea is the most top ranking shopping item among tourists. Other than that there are many interesting items available in Sri Lanaka.
The most popular items are sari for women and sarong for men. Women’s national costumes depend on the age, marital status and the event. Mostly women use sari or half sari. But there are different regional peculiarities. Muslim women in Sri Lanka wear same dress as in any other country. They cover all the body, except face and hands. Many traditions in Sri Lanka similar with India. Men in Sri Lanka wear sarong and trousers, specially their occasions usually they wear trousers.
There are two monsoon seasons in Sri Lanka. They are south-western monsoon and north-eastern monsoon. The South- western monsoon brings rain between in May and September. So the dry season in this region runs from December to March. For north-eastern monsoon, brings rain between October and January and drier weather between May and September. And there is an inter-monsoonal period in Sri Lanka between in October and the first half of November. Rest of the year is sunny and dry also temperatures are fairly constant year round. As many south-East Asian destinations, the period from December to mid-April is considered the peak season for overall weather.
There are four kind of VISAS which permit a person can enter or stay in Sri Lanka. It is like a passport or a similar kind of document to facilitate to entry of non Sri Lankan person. Visit visa contains details of the period of time stays in Sri Lanka. Business visa issued for business purposes and this is issued for single, double or multiple journeys.
Compared to any other countries Sri Lanka is a very safe country to travel, especially for women. It is very rear that a tourist to face an unpleasant experience. Just because Sri Lanka is a very small country, we cannot travel everywhere in a small time period. Because it will time consuming because of trishaws and pedestrians. Sri Lanka is beautiful and even though small in size offers visitors many travel options. To travel all around the country you can use air, rail, bus, taxi, trishaws (Tuktuks) and car hires.
Most travelers experience nothing more serious than an upset stomach and most infections rarely cause for serious illnesses. Always use bottled water to drink with ‘SLSI’ logo because tap water is not good to drink. If there is SLSI logo means, water has been tested by the government. So tourists no need to worry about the bottled water. Medical centers are always welcome if you suffering from any illness.