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Essential Information about Colombo

Colombo is not only the capital of Sri Lanka but is also the main port and largest city of the country. Being the most important financial and commercial center, the bustling metropolis is an awesome amalgamation of new and old. The blend of the modern vivaciousness of the city and the bygone era’s lazy charm attracts thousands of tourists every year making it an ideal destination for a vacation in Sri Lanka. The tourists and travelers get to enjoy the majestic forts, awesome markets, luxurious hotels, Buddha and Hindu temples, churches, zoos, museums, and a lot more. The important colombo facts will actually help you make your trip a memorable one.

It is recommended to carry a tourist map of Colombo so that the traveler can get a detailed look at every nook and corner of the city. With it, he can have a proper direction and guidance for reaching any tourist destination. The tourist guides are also available at hand that can not only guide the tourists to visit the major attractions in the city. The official website of Colombo tourism can also provide the tourists with a lot of help and guidance.

Stay in Colombo

Colombo can be visited all throughout the year. The months of September and June experience a lot of rainfall. This period is generally avoided by the travelers. The months of January to March have bright sunshine attracting many tourists to the Duruthu Perahera Festival that is held during that time. Although only a few tourists frequent the city during the monsoons, it is one of the greatest times to enjoy the natural beauty of the place. Being the offseason, the tourists can also get cheap deals on flights, hotels and other accommodations. November and December are probably the best time to visit the place as one can get bathed in the winter sun enjoying the sightseeing and outdoor activities.

The main airport of Sri Lanka- Bandaranaike International Airport is located at Katunayake which is 30 km north of Colombo and one gets a lot of places to visit near the airport. The travelers can enjoy the various facilities at the airport with the lounges, wi-fi and airport hotels for the ones who wish to stay overnight. It has two terminals for domestic and international flights individually.

Colombo has a rich cultural heritage and people from various religions, race and culture reside together. The Royal Colombo Golf Club has been attracting golfers for a century. The City Tour helps one to get the real charm of the place with some awesome seafood and last minute shopping as it has some of the most famous International and Designer Brands. The nightlife of Colombo with casinos and clubs are also a must try out for every traveler.

Food in Colombo

The cuisine of Sri Lanka has achieved a global popularity due to the fiery blend of rich flavors, creamy curries, unique textures, and spices. One can experience the exotic dishes in Colombo along with the street food which also attracts many. Some of the dishes that the tourists love are samosas, kottu roti, egg hoppers, seafood, Pani Pol, dal curry and woodapple.

Language and Festivals in Colombo

A number of languages are spoken in Sri Lanka and Colombo like Dravidian, Indo-Aryan. The official language of the country is Sinhalese as well as Tamil. English is also used as a means of communication. Some of the festivals that reflect the tradition and culture of Sri Lanka and are enjoyed by the tourists are Duruthu Poya, Thai Pongal, Maha Shivaratri, Mardin Poya, Good Friday, Diwali, Navarathri, Kotte Raja Maha Vihara Perahera etc.


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    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      Was a mistake going to this destination. Nothing great. TT agent in Lanka misguided us on some issues. None except the cab driver who was a nice guy.
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      Kavita Batra

      New delhi 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      Overall trip was good but with a few sour moments. Also as mentioned in the inclusions we weren't provided with bed decorations and honeymoon cake, this was not expected
      HK

      Himanshu Kanthed

      Mumbai 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      It was an excellent planning and support provided by the Daya Holidays team. Special mention to the planner & co-ordinator Madumalee who has covered all the places we wanted to visit in the short trip of 4 days. The Vehicle provided for the journey was excellent & the hotel bookings were good with minor hiccups here & there but rectified on notice. The plan was well executed by the Chauffer Sheryl who was along with us for the entire trip right from picking up us from the airport till send off at the mid night after 4 days. Few cons are : We Couldnt see a glimpse of our travel insurance as assured... Water Bottles, Sim cards and other things which are mentioned immediately available at airport are not immediately available. However we have followed up to receive the same. Overall it was a good experience :-)
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      Vasanth Arumugam Kanthimathinathan

      Chennai 2 days ago

    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      Excellent trip. Hats off to our driver Kanthana did a great job, took really good care of us throughout the trip. Elephant and river safari
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      Ashutosh Swami

      New delhi 3 days ago

    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      This was my first experience with TravelTriangle. I liked the convenience of getting connected with several travel agents sitting at my desk. However, my experience with the travel agent was not very good, details of which are mentioned below. I found the travel agent very inflexible with respect to the payment terms. They were very insistent on accepting cash payment in USD, that too, right at the airport itself. I requested them to accept partial payment online, but they did not agree. I requested them to accept payment by card but they did not agree. I requested them to accept the payment in Indian currency, which option was offered by their representative himself earlier, but they included double currency conversion in their calculations, that too with bad rates, thereby increasing the due amount by a considerable amount. As a result, I was left with no other option but to buy USD at the airport (which, as is common knowledge, is not a good place to get a good exchange rate). To top it all, their representative who was supposed to collect the payment from me did not even turn up at the airport! Had they told me earlier, at least I could have bought dollars from a place offering better rates. The vehicle they allotted to me for my tour was not one of the makes they had promised earlier. While the make wasn't such a big issue for me, a bigger issue was the condition of the vehicle. Its shockers were not in a good shape and made a lot of noise on smaller bumps too. In addition, while they had previously promised that the driver-cum-guide would know English, the driver who actually turned up knew very little English. I had to ask them to get the vehicle and driver changed. The worst part of my experience was that on two occasions during the trip, they had booked a room category lower than what they had promised to me. This happened despite the fact that I had categorically asked them beforehand to mention the room category on their quote. Not just that, they failed to get me the agreed-upon room category even after I contacted them from the hotel.
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      Kumar

      Delhi 4 days ago

    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      This was my first experience with TravelTriangle. I liked the convenience of getting connected with several travel agents sitting at my desk. However, my experience with the travel agent was not very good, details of which are mentioned below. I found the travel agent very inflexible with respect to the payment terms. They were very insistent on accepting cash payment in USD, that too, right at the airport itself. I requested them to accept partial payment online, but they did not agree. I requested them to accept payment by card but they did not agree. I requested them to accept the payment in Indian currency, which option was offered by their representative himself earlier, but they included double currency conversion in their calculations, that too with bad rates, thereby increasing the due amount by a considerable amount. As a result, I was left with no other option but to buy USD at the airport (which, as is common knowledge, is not a good place to get a good exchange rate). To top it all, their representative who was supposed to collect the payment from me did not even turn up at the airport! Had they told me earlier, at least I could have bought dollars from a place offering better rates. The vehicle they allotted to me for my tour was not one of the makes they had promised earlier. While the make wasn't such a big issue for me, a bigger issue was the condition of the vehicle. Its shockers were not in a good shape and made a lot of noise on smaller bumps too. In addition, while they had previously promised that the driver-cum-guide would know English, the driver who actually turned up knew very little English. I had to ask them to get the vehicle and driver changed. The worst part of my experience was that on two occasions during the trip, they had booked a room category lower than what they had promised to me. This happened despite the fact that I had categorically asked them beforehand to mention the room category on their quote. Not just that, they failed to get me the agreed-upon room category even after I contacted them from the hotel.
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      Kumar

      Delhi 4 days ago

    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      Had a great trip. Aziz travels took time to plan out a neat itenary and cover most of the places. Special mention to Khafil(driver/tour guide) who became more a friend through the trip and we had a safe and a nice company through out the tour. The vehicle was good and very comfortable.
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      Shashank Ramesh

      Bengaluru 5 days ago

    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      TT has given me a memorable trip. That was awesome experience. Agents should be even more friendly. I was following up for an information. If that info was given by travel agent without me following up several times, it would have been even more good. People at Sri Lanka we're charging us more for everything. TT should include entry fee for all Itinerary. Beach view room given by hotel.
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      Chethu Sure

      Bengaluru 5 days ago

    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      Driver assigned for our tour, Mr. Rohita was execellent. Can give him 5 stars. Whale watching in Mirissa
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      Rames

      Yes 5 days ago

    • Trip to Sri Lanka

      Me and my husband planned Sri Lanka for our 1st anniversary. It is a beautiful island and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Sri Lanka holds everything from beautiful beaches to mountains . Cinnamon bey beruwala hotel and the beach was best that we enjoyed .
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      Richu

      Delhi 5 days ago

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    FAQ's of Colombo

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    Sri Lanka is one of the safest countries to visit in Asia. There aren’t any significant security issues in Sri Lanka, except a few areas. It is not to travel during monsoon in Sri Lanka.

    The central business district of Colombo is known as Fort. Majority of five-star hotels are located in this neighborhood. Cheaper accommodation at reasonable prices in lodges and guest houses is also available in all parts of the city.

    Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, National Museum of Colombo, Beira Lake, Colombo Dutch Museum, St. Lucia’s Cathedral, Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, and Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara are major points of interest in Colombo. 

    Except for monsoon season, any time of the year is ideal to visit Colombo. The monsoon season in Sri Lanka lasts from June to September.

    The city of Colombo is located on the west coast of Sri Lanka’s Western Province.

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