How to Reach Colombo
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How to Reach Colombo
Located in the western region of Sri Lanka, Colombo is the country's capital. It is a beautiful city with lots of beaches. Earlier it was a lonely place but now Colombo is a busy and vibrant place. It is next to National Museum of Colombo which itself is a major tourist attraction and Town Hall. It is one of the oldest park in city. A large Buddha statue makes the park beautiful and unique. Another major attraction is Colombo Fort. Colombo National Museum depicts the history of Sri Lanka. It is a serene place to visit with amazing experiences waiting for you.
There are only a few international airports in Sri lanka. Ratmalana Airport is situated in Dehiwala- Mount Lavinia in Colombo. Another International Airport is Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. It takes approximately an hour to reach Colombo from here. Flights to Southeast Asia, Europe, Australia, Middle East and Australia depart and arrive here. Flights like Air India, Spice Jet, Indigo, Jet Airways, Srilankan Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Vistara, Royal Nepal operate to and from Colombo. Domestic flights run from the above mentioned airports as well.
Fort railway station is served by Sri Lanka Railways. It is a major hub for many intercity and commuter trains. It serves as the terminus of many intercity trains Sri Lanka. Train schedules and fares can be checked online at the official website of Sri Lanka Railways.
Reaching Colombo from any Sri Lankan country is easy via bus or taxi. Taxi though takes less time but is expensive. A huge network of buses operates in and around the Colombo. The Central Bus Stand is an important stand from where all the buses depart and at which all of them arrive.
The intra city buses helps you to travel within the city. There are express buses as well. One can take Bus number 112 or 132 to reach Galle Face Green. Bus number 187 and 187-E3 will take you to Colombo Fort through the expressway giving you beautiful scenes of the city. One can easily locate the bus and the fare is relatively cheap. If you are coming from the Airport then you have to just walk few metres to reach to a bus. There are buses to almost every tourist attraction. Taxi is also easy to locate within the city.
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Trip to Sri LankaWe are satisfied in hotels except 2. One of them has no proper WiFi access where as another one we asked for a closer one to Mirissa but provided far way. And as a foreigner we weren't aware of holidays in Srilanka . We were regularly in touch with them when demanding places and other things , they could have informed about the holidays in there . First day in Colombo was a complete waste because of this . No shops or anything was not open. 1. Nuwera to Ella train journey 2. Ella 3. Mirissa beaches..
Trip to Sri LankaKudos to Mrs. Charitha & her team from Vista Vacations and the Travel Triangle team for making the Sri Lanka tour one of the most memorable trips in my life!! The entire trip including pickups, accomodations, meals, and sightseeing was perfectly organized. The guide provided during the entire tour was very helpful. Hotels were beautiful and comfortable and the food provided was really nice. Overall, a very decent touring experience.
Trip to Sri LankaGood Trip planned with Overa tours (via travel triangle) . All the Hotels are good except Araliya Green Hills – NuwaraEliya due to hotel staff behavior and room comfort. Our vehicle was excellent but Driver is not very polite with kids. He needs to be little patient with kids. Driver does not have much idea about the Sightseeing places to visit in Colombo.
Trip to Sri LankaIt was a wonderful trip..we enjoyed the hotels and their services.. It was in Bentota..The Coco hotel was superb..it had amazing pool and view..
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Trip to Sri LankaElegance tours made our trip amazing by making arrangements in good hotels and luxury cab. Driver was well informed and fluent English speaking guy. Mr Bhudhika from elegance took personal interest and taken care of us. We were very happy and had wonderful trip. Starting from airport to ending at airport, we had great time. I liked Nuwareliya and Bantota the most. Hotel at river in Bantota added to more amazing experience. Because of New Year period, we did not find much crowd except at Nuwareliya. We saw water landing plan in lake of Nuwareliya. Boat safari was another beautiful experience. Dutch fort near Bantota was beautiful. Day trip of Colombo was also very good. Overall whole trip was amazing.
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Trip to Sri LankaSri Lanka is a a very serene, clean and a beautiful country. My entire family had a wonderful and a memorable stay. The hotels booked were good and comfortable.We had no problem during the entire trip.Our cab driver was an extremely courteous man with a smile always on his face.My dad has muscular problem in his legs, the driver was very helpful , helping him in and out of the car and took good care of him when my father was unable to accompany us at some of the places.It was under his pursuance that we got a chance for river rafting though it was not in our itinerary but on our way to next spot.River rafting indeed became one of the most amazing experiences of the entire trip.The trip was very well organized.Since we were vegetarian we had little problem for food for lunch but the cab driver made sure we had our lunch at good places and will look around for restaurants for it and show us the menu. River rafting Water sports Sigiriya fortess climb Dambulla Cave temple
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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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