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Things to Do in Colombo

The place Colombo has a tinge of history that is attached to it and the heritage of this place is reflected in the colonial buildings along with the high rise shopping malls. What do in Colombo? First and foremost do not miss to catch a glimpse of the elephant. Of the things to do in Colombo do plan your trip with a few days at your peril. One of the things to do in Colombo for kids is to go and have a view of the Union palace. It is considered to be one of the oldest areas of Sri Lanka and the place is buzzing with activity all the time around. The sad part is that the whole of the area is going to be destroyed in the anticipation of modern high-rise buildings.

One of the things to do in Colombo at night is trying delicious local food. There are numerous food joints that are located in hook and corner of the city. Have a roti with a spicy curry and trust me it is going to be the tastiest meal that you would have ever had in your life. The best part is that you would need to eat with your hand and the local people have no qualms about that.

The place is green, clean and there are plenty of things which you can come across here in a relaxed atmosphere. If you are an avid follower of history then one of the things to do in Colombo would be to pay a visit to the National Museum. This has existed only for a few years, but it has been part of the ancient civilization for a long time. The entire work of history, relics along with artwork that dates back to the 4th century B.C.

If you are on the lookout to combine adventure with a sense of peace, then do choose Colombo as your next travel destination. There are a number of things to do in Colombo which are going to sweep you off your feet. So why are you waiting? Do get in touch with your friends or avail the services of a tour operator to secure entry to this beautiful place.

Before you head off from the place one of the things to do at night in Colombo is to pay a visit to the Pettah market. Take a ride on a tuk-tuk to reach this place.


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City Tour of Colombo

Colombo is the capital city of Sri Lanka and a city tour of Colombo is entirely warranted. There are endless sights to see in Colombo. There are incredible spas, beautiful natural parks and canals, romantic beaches, exotic restaurants, and brilliant shopping destinations. For a planned city tour in a short span of time, it ...

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Enjoy Seafood on Mt. Lavinia Beach

The very best seafood that Colombo has to offer is seafood on Mt. Lavinia Beach. Mount Lavinia Beach is located in the outskirts of Colombo city and this beautiful strip of sandy beach has a lot to offer. Frequented by the locals as well as the tourists visiting Colombo, the best thing about Mt. Lavinia Beach is its exquisi...

  • Seafood
  • Local market
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Enjoy Tuk Tuk Ride in Colombo

Tuk-Tuks are a local form of transport in Colombo – a three-wheeled automobile that runs fast and weaves in and out of traffic easily. The best bit about these unique rides is that the Tuk-Tuk itself is a convertible. A Tuk-Tuk ride in Colombo is among the top things to do in Sri Lanka. The Tuk-Tuks have remarkably hospitab...

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Visit the Independence Memorial Hall in Colombo

For the sheer historical value of it all, visit Independence Memorial Hall – a famous place to behold in Colombo. As is expected of any free country, any buildings and statues built in commemoration of their freedom struggle is a sight to behold. There is very little doubt that Independence Memorial Hall is a remarkable bea...

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Have Fun at Leisure World Water Park in Colombo

Avissawella Rd, Hanwalla, Sri Lanka

Everyone loves some good old fashioned water theme park rides and the fun at Leisure World Water Park never stops. With daring rides and top of the line safety protocols, Leisure World’s Water Park never ceases to amaze. There is a wide variety of rides for different ages and for children, the ticket price is based on their...

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Enjoy Shopping in Colombo

While shopping in Colombo, Sri Lanka one should visit the Paradise Road, Good Market, and Majestic City are popular places to buy souvenirs. Colombo is the capital city of Sri Lanka and no tour of any capital city anywhere is complete without shopping in Pettah Market. Tourists can buy fresh produce, electronics, textiles, ...

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  • Local market
  • Handicrafts shopping

Spa Massages in Colombo

With ancient Buddhist cities, elephant safaris, and unspoiled Indian Ocean beaches, Sri Lanka is a hot tourist destination. And thus, pampering your body and soul with a massage therapy in a spa in Colombo can be quite rejuvenating. After the sightseeing fatigue sets in, head to one of the best spas in Colombo for some inst...

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Visit St. Wolvendaal Church in Colombo

One of the best Protestant Churches in Colombo is Wolvendaal Church. The best thing about this Church is its ambiance. Unlike other churches that exude a religious sparkle, St. Wolvendaal is actually eerie. With a surprisingly somber atmosphere and a sense of history, it absolutely makes sense to visit St. Wolvendaal Church...

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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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