Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka? If you're planning to go to Anuradhapura, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Based on the climate and weather in Anuradhapura, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

Important essentials for Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Anuradhapura, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

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  • Travel insurance

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  • Hand sanitizer

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka by month

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January

January here is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Bodhi Tree Temple, wear:

If you see the Archaeolgy Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you go to Anuradhapura in February, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Bodhi Tree Temple, wear:

If you see the Archaeolgy Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Anuradhapura is a scorcher. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Bodhi Tree Temple, wear:

If you see the Archaeolgy Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you vacation in Anuradhapura during April, you might notice that it is sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Bodhi Tree Temple, wear:

If you see the Archaeolgy Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in Anuradhapura is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Bodhi Tree Temple, wear:

If you see the Archaeolgy Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you go to Anuradhapura in June, you will notice that it is constantly hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Bodhi Tree Temple, wear:

If you see the Archaeolgy Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July for Anuradhapura is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Bodhi Tree Temple, wear:

If you see the Archaeolgy Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you visit Anuradhapura during August, you might see that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Bodhi Tree Temple, wear:

If you see the Archaeolgy Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Anuradhapura can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Bodhi Tree Temple, wear:

If you see the Archaeolgy Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you vacation in Anuradhapura during October, you may find that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Bodhi Tree Temple, wear:

If you see the Archaeolgy Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you vacation in Anuradhapura during November, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Bodhi Tree Temple, wear:

If you see the Archaeolgy Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

Traveling to Anuradhapura in December, you will notice that it is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Bodhi Tree Temple, wear:

If you see the Archaeolgy Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Anuradhapura.

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