What should I wear when travelling in Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka has a tropical climate, and so we recommend thin layers, and lightweight breatheable materials. You’ll also need to consider the highland areas, which are cooler and more temperate – a jumper is recommended. Lightweight rainwear is also essential.
Sri Lanka is a very modest country. Buddhism is the predominant religion in Sri Lanka, and we recommend taking something to cover your shoulders when you’re visiting temples and holy sites, that hats and shoes are removed before entry. You may wish to travel around Sri Lanka with a pair of socks for temple visits, as the ground can get very hot. Long trousers are recommended for temple visits too, although many allow you to hire a sarong for a nominal fee.