The most famous Sri Lankan destination and the city tourists and travelers witness first on their arrival, Colombo is the capital for a reason. Ruled by the Portuguese, French and the British, Colombo reflects cultural and historic heritage in its architecture, administration, planning and even food. Colombo is a blend of both modern day urban life and natural wonders, where you will find attractions like museums, fine-dine restaurants, Buddhist temples and Beira Lake, the Galle Face Green and more in perfect harmony. From spots to picnic to getting to understand the country better, Colombo is the place where it all starts.
Attractions: Colombo is home to a range of tourist attractions that will keep you engaged throughout your stay here. When in Colombo, don’t forget to visit the Gangaramaya Buddhist temple, Galle Face Green, Independence Square, Viharamahadevi Park, Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, Mount Lavinia Beach, Colombo National Museum and Colombo Fort.
Activities: Besides, Colombo is also home to fun-filled activities. You can indulge in activities like golfing, picnicking, bird spotting, watching a live cricket match, kite flying and getting pampered with a massage.
Food: Sumptuous delicacies are everywhere. Eat to your heart’s content at the Lagoon, Ministry of Crab, Upali’s by Nawaloka, the Mango Tree, Semondu, and Hotel De Pilawoos.
Shopping: The shopping district in Colombo is concentrated in the House of Fashions, Majestic City, Barefoot, Lakpahana Handcraft, Liberty Plaza and Good Market.
Nightlife: For the best parties in Colombo, head to On 14 Roof Top Bar and Lounge, Sky Lounge, Sopranos, the Kingsbury, Bally’s Casino, Floor by O! and the Re.Pub.Lk.