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

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

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About your travel guide

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 Kataragama, Sri Lanka

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

Important essentials for Kataragama, Sri Lanka

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

General health necessities

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

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January

If you go to Kataragama in January, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Kataragama Temple Complex, wear:

February

Traveling to Kataragama in February, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Kataragama Temple Complex, wear:

March

If you vacation in Kataragama during March, you are likely to see that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Kataragama Temple Complex, wear:

April

If you vacation in Kataragama during April, you may see that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Kataragama Temple Complex, wear:

May

In May, Kataragama is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Kataragama, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 90%. Additionally, it is windy.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Kataragama Temple Complex, wear:

June

If you visit Kataragama during June, you will probably find that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Kataragama Temple Complex, wear:

July

If you visit Kataragama during July, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Kataragama Temple Complex, wear:

August

If you visit Kataragama during August, you may find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Kataragama Temple Complex, wear:

September

If you are traveling to Kataragama in September, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than 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 Kataragama Temple Complex, wear:

October

In October, Kataragama is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Kataragama, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Kataragama Temple Complex, wear:

November

November is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Kataragama Temple Complex, wear:

December

Traveling to Kataragama 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 low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Kataragama Temple Complex, wear:

Activities for Kataragama, Sri Lanka

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

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