Tourists flock to Sri Lanka in December with expectations of gorgeous weather in many regions bringing heavy demand and higher prices.
December is a particularly sought-after time to visit Sri Lanka's western and southern coasts with dry, sunny days again a regular feature, the beaches rapidly filling and entertainment in full swing. Tourists also flock to the hills although often in defiance of the rain with the weather on these wonderfully verdant slopes often not settling until Christmas is almost upon us.
In contrast, Sri Lanka's north and east is now affected by its own Maha monsoon season. That rain spreads into the cultural triangle, but this area has comparatively low annual rainfall figures so it rarely disrupts the main cultural sites.