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December in Sri Lanka marks the start of the high season for the beach resorts on the south and west coasts. This month also sees the beginning of the whale-watching season off the south coast. The north-east monsoon continues to bring intense rainfall to the island’s north and east regions.

Activity/Event Location/s and/or Remarks
Beach stay Kalpitiya, Negombo, Colombo, Waskaduwa, Wadduwa, Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna, Koggala, Dickwella, Weligama, Mirissa, Tangalle
Wildlife safari Yala, Wilpattu, Kumana and Udawalawe national parks
Sightseeing World’s End in Horton Plains national parks
Bird watching Galoya, Udawalawe and Bundala national parks, Kalametiya bird sanctuary, Yala national park lagoons
Cultural world heritage sites Sacred city of Anuradhapura, Ancient city of Polonnaruwa, Dambulla cave temple, Sigiriya, Sacred city of Kandy, Old town of Galle
Adam’s Peak (Sripada) hike Sri Pada pilgrimage season started on full moon poya day of December. Much cooler but less crowed
Whales & Dolphin watching Mirissa, Kalpitiya(Dolphin watching)
Swim with sea turtle Hikkaduwa
Tea plantation visit Nuwara Eliya, Hatton, Ella
Rafting & Abseiling Kitulgala (Water level of Kelani river has drop and calm down due to dry season)
Sailing Mirissa, Bentota
Paramotoring Bentota
Surfing Hikkaduwa, Weligama
Kitesurfing Kalpitiya & Mannar (Winds are less reliable and lighter)
Scuba diving & Snorkelling Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna

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