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How To Reach Colombo From India

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India to Colombo Distance

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India to ColomboN/A3.0 hoursN/AN/AN/A

Taking a flight from Delhi, Mumbai, or Chennai to Colombo is the best way to reach the capital of Sri Lanka. It takes less than 2 hours to travel from Chennai to Colombo. Tourism of Sri Lanka attracts the heart of every tourist with its serene beaches, historical monuments, golden desert, quiet backwater, pilgrimage sites, rich wildlife, and colorful fairs.  Following ideas will help you in knowing that how to reach Colombo from India:

By Air:

Flights are the most popular way to reach Colombo from India and major airlines serve this route. Malaysian Airlines, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Jet Airways, Qatar Airways and Srilankan Airlines are the prominent flights to fly from India to other Colombo. A traveler will reach Sri Lanka for the destination Colombo where Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) ensures the landing of all major airlines. This airport is located in Katunayaka and it will take around one-hour drive to reach Colombo.

The airport is situated around 32 km from Colombo, and on an average, any road service will take more than 45 minutes for reaching Colombo city. The flights from South India will be the cheapest and it will take less time to reach the Colombo as it is the nearest place.

By rail:

Colombo has wide rail connectivity and one can visit all nearby tourist places by availing rail services. One can get regular train services from Katunayake south Railway station. From this railway station, one can easily reach to Colombo. One can check the online status and timings of these trains. Also, the facility of online booking is available from anywhere in India for all desired destinations across the globe including Colombo.

Though trains are not such practical way to reach Colombo from India but trains are the cheapest way to go from one to another place in Sri Lanka itself only. One can expect the heavy crowd in the same. So, it is advised to book the trains in advance in order to entertain the comfortable and worry-free journey.

By Road:

Bus, taxi, cab and other services are available from the Bandaranaike Airport and Katunayake railway station to reach anywhere in the city. One can book a private car or pre-paid taxis in order to visit the best tourist places of the Colombo. Buses are a great connecting transportation means in Sri Lanka. The bus services are comparatively cheap and one can go from one place to another with the help of buses.


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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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