Travel Safe in Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other

Whether you have been saving for a long time for a world tour or your business takes you to the farthest corners of the world, travelling is always fun. However, even the best laid plans can go awry sometimes while travelling abroad. Although the medical expenses in Sri Lanka may be similar to that of India, it is always wise to be covered while travelling abroad. ICICI Lombard's Travel Insurance ensures that you are never caught unprepared while far away from home.

Sri Lanka is a paradise for beach lovers. The scent of jasmine in the air, magnificent landscapes, richly spiced food, lush green paddy fields, tea plantation covered mountains, and picture-perfect patches of palm trees will overwhelm your senses. For travellers in search of calm and for those seeking a unique experience, this island country will prove to be absolutely mesmerising.

Sri Lanka has been rated as the best place to visit in 2010 by the New York Times. Its cultural treasures and natural beauty along with the friendliness of locals makes it rank high in any travel destination list. What’s more, the local cuisines, influenced by South Indian and South East Asian tastes are absolutely mouth-watering and tempting.

However, Sri Lanka is also a land famed for political unrest and frequent strife. Travel to the beautiful beaches with peace of mind by availing ICICI Lombard's Travel Insurance and get covered against trouble.

Benefits of Travel Insurance in Sri Lanka


Affordable Plans for Asian Countries


Coverage Against Trip Delays and Accidents

Coverage Against Total Loss of Luggage

Coverage Against Total Loss of Luggage

Worldwide Cashless Hospitalisation

Worldwide Cashless Hospitalisation


Coverage up to 85 Years of Age Without Prior Medical Tests

Enhanced Coverage up to $500,000

Enhanced Coverage up to $500,000


Multiple Plans to Meet Individual and Family Needs


Security up to 30, 45 or 60 Days per Trip Yearly

Things to Do in Sri Lanka

A nirvana for beach fanatics, Sri Lanka has a lot to offer to millions of tourists that visit the island country every year. One or two weeks are definitely not sufficient to see the entire country but enough to get the real feel of the country.

Begin your journey from the bustling capital of Sri Lanka, followed by Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and the Southern Coast respectively.

  • Colombo: The capital and the largest city of Sri Lanka, Colombo, is probably the only place in the country that has the hustle and bustle of a big city like New York or Mumbai.

    Stroll across the ancient artefacts of the colonial era at the National Museum, wander through the Viharamahadevi Park and ramble through the mazes of Pettah Market. In the evenings, try out some great seafood restaurants in Mt. Lavinia Beach, one of the city's most laidback suburbs.

  • Kandy: The train journey from Colombo to Kandy through central highlands is spectacular and will be a major highlight of your entire trip. Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy Lake and British Garrison Cemetery while in Kandy.

    The Royal Rock Temple at Dambulla, which is a 2-hour ride from Kandy, will take you back centuries in time with its cave monasteries and idols of Buddha. Later, get a glimpse of ancient architecture in Sigiriya, a UNESCO world heritage site and probably the most dramatic in the country that features a rock fortress set starkly against a lush green background.

Sri Lanka
  • Nuwara Eliya: Nuwara Eliya is the tea capital of Sri Lanka. You will easily find rooms to relax in the Heritance Tea Factory. Book a safari at the Yala National Park; if you are lucky enough, you may spot a few elephants and leopards!
  • Southern Coast: The Southern Coast is dotted with some of the best beaches in South Asia. Be it Tangalla, Mirissa or Unawatuna, they are perfect peaceful getaways. Finally, spend a day or two in Galle and take an exhilarating ride along the Indian Ocean from Galle to Colombo.

Embassy Information

In case of an emergency including loss of passport, natural disaster, political upheaval or anything else, reach out to the Indian Embassy and Consulates in Sri Lanka. The details of Indian embassy and consulates are:

Embassy / Consulates Address Contact Details Working Hours Website
High Commission of India 36–38, A2, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka +94 11 2 327587 Monday–Friday (9:00 AM–4:00 PM)
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed
Consulate General of India Jaffna, Sri Lanka +94 21 2 220504 Monday–Friday (9:00 AM–5:30 PM)
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed
Consulate General of India, Hambantota 107 – B New Road, Hambantota, New Rd, Hambantota 82000, Sri Lanka +94 47 2 222500 Monday–Friday (9:00 AM–5:30 PM)
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed

List of International Airports in Sri Lanka

Airport City
Bandaranaike International Airport Colombo
Ratmalana Airport Colombo
Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport Hambantota

Visa Procedure

To apply for a Sri Lankan Visa, you need to fill and submit the visa application form. The form is available at the official Sri Lankan Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) portal (

For visa application charges for Indian Residents and other queries, you can refer the above mentioned online ETA portal. Those who are relatives of Sri Lankan citizens may also reach out to Sri Lankan Embassy and Consulates in India in case of an emergency. The details of Sri Lankan embassy and consulates in India are:

Embassy / Consulates Address Contact Details Working Hours Website
High Commission of Sri Lanka 27, Kautilya Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021 011 2301 0201 Monday–Friday (8:45 AM–5:00 PM)
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed
Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission No. 56, Sterling Road, Near Loyola College, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034 044 2824 1896 Monday–Friday (8:45 AM–5:00 PM)
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed
Consulate General of Sri Lanka 34, Ground Floor, Mulla House, Homi Modi Street, Opposite Central Bank Head Office, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001 022 2204 5861 Monday–Friday (9:00 AM–4:45 PM)
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed

List of Well-known Indian Restaurants in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has one of the best seafood restaurants in the entire South Asia, which is a must-have. In case you don't prefer seafood or Sri Lankan cuisine, here are a few Indian restaurants that won't let you feel away from home:

Restaurant Cuisines Budget
Agra Indian, Asian ` 460 – 920
Kandoori Indian, Asian, Chinese ` 460 – 690
Chana's Indian, Asian ` 460 – 690
Indian Summer Restaurant Indian, Asian, Chinese ` 690 – 920
Amaravathi Indian, Asian ` 460 – 690
Source: Trip Advisor, Google Maps and Zomato
Rates are merely indicative and are subject to change based on change in conversion rates

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