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, we have 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 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Kataragama, Sri Lanka

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

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Kataragama.

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

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January

Traveling to Kataragama in January, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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February

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

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March

If you are traveling to Kataragama in March, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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April

Traveling to Kataragama in April, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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May

If you are traveling to Kataragama in May, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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June

Traveling to Kataragama in June, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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July

July in Kataragama is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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August

If you go to Kataragama in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

If you go to Kataragama in September, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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October

In October, Kataragama is pretty consistently 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%.

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November

If you go to Kataragama in November, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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December

If you go 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).

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