Enjoy Shopping in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Shop your hearts out in Colombo. Trinkets, souvenirs, and much more
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Colombo Shopping Places (Sri Lanka)
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, spices, and jewelry from this open-air market in Colombo. Shop for anything the heart wants at the best prices only at Colombo, Sri Lanka. There is little point in thinking about the budget while shopping in Colombo. When going out to shop, travelers will want to buy everything they see in this interesting city full of life and energy. The best thing is that not just women, but children enjoy trips to the mall as well. While most men may not love going out to shop, in Colombo, no one is an exception. Whether it is splurging for clothes and shoes, or trinkets, souvenirs, and memorabilia, shopping is a wholesome family activity.
Colombo is riddled with great places to shop. There are shopping malls all over the city and they are all great options. Liberty Plaza, Majestic City, Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, and House of Fashions allow best shopping in Colombo. There are also specialized shopping plazas all over Colombo. Lakhpana Handcraft is hands down the best place for Handicraft items, whereas Jewel Qudsi and Sifani Jewelers are renowned jewelers in Colombo. A trip to Noritake Lanka Porcelain Showroom is also worth the visit for a remarkable time while looking at the most exquisite porcelain artworks.
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For a complete experience, one can always go shopping at Arcade Independence Square which includes not just shopping, but also international dining options and a movie theater. Aashkii is a wonderful clothing store for men, women, and children alike. The same can be said for Cotton Collection, The Factory Outlet, and Romafour. For book lovers across the world, a trip to the Second-Hand Book Shops of Colombo is worth the visit. With a rare collection of books of all sorts, this is every bookworm’s paradise. Barefoot at Galle Road is one of the best places for cheap shopping in Colombo.
A great activity when out in a foreign, exotic land is to spice things up by going lingerie shopping. The best options for comfort, seduction, and daily use are available at Midnight Divas. This is where fantasy meets lingerie and is a great place for newlyweds to go to. The best part is that there are some great options for shapewear and adult toys as well. When street shopping in Colombo for handmade linen, clothes, bags, toys, and fine crafts, Barefoot has some of the most remarkable options available in all of Colombo, if not all of Sri Lanka. They even have handcrafted paper books! This is a place ethnicity meets the modern.
Shopping anywhere in the world is a fun and exciting activity. There is always lots to see and lots to do. The best options worldwide are available in Colombo. Some of the nicest items are available at the best possible prices. The best thing about shopping in Colombo is that some of the biggest malls offer local specialties and curios. Arcade Independence Square, Lady J, Majestic City, and Liberty Plaza are top Colombo Shopping Mall to visit.
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Places To Visit In Colombo
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Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo
Located near the Beira Lake in 61 Sri Jinarathana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Gangaramaya Temple is a mix of Indian and Chinese architecture. Gangaramaya Temple timings are 6 am to 10 pm. A stellar example of Buddhist Temples in Sri Lanka, it was built by Don Bastian, a famous naval merchant in the nineteenth century. Gangara...
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- Buddhist temple
National Museum in Colombo
The National Museum of Colombo is the gateway to another era. With a great collection of coins, ceramics, daggers, bows, arrows, swords, guns, silverware, jewelry waiting around the corner, this place is a must for history buffs and tourists. Maintained by the Department of National Museum, this is the largest museum in Sri...
- Historical Sites
Old City Hall in Colombo
The Old City Hall of Ceylon is a British era municipal building. Within the confines of this space, a tourist can almost sense the history of Ceylon unfolding over the ages. Built in 1865 on Main Street, this British era building houses in its ground floor gallery old trucks and municipal equipment. It is interesting to not...
- Historical Sites
- City Tour
Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo
Located in the heart of Colombo city, Viharamahadevi Park is also known as Victoria Park. Situated next to the national museum of Colombo, it is Colombo’s largest public park with an area of 50 acres. It is named after the mother of Sinhalese King Dutugamunu. Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo is well maintained with organized ...
- Ideal for families
- Mini Zoo
Beddagana Wetland Park in Colombo
Located just outside of the city limits of Colombo, Beddagana Wetland Park is a nature park stretching over an area of 18 hectares. This natural expanse of Beddagana lies within the urbanized administrative capital Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte. The new Parliament building is in proximity to this lovely wetland park. It’s a gre...
- Ideal for families
- Bird Watching
Things To Do In Colombo
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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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- City Tour
Have Fun at Leisure World Water Park in Colombo
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, ...
- 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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Rekha's 6 days trip to ColomboAlthough the itinerary was well planned, our guide and driver was ignorant and not aware about the area and locality. He was unable to guide us throughout the trip. Most of the times, he would ask other locals for information about places and things. We were told that he would help us exchange currency. Even after informing him 2-3 hours prior that we need to exchange currency, he failed to find out where we could get it done and wasted 1-2 hours looking for the right place. In Bentota, he wasted another hour taking us to a water sports complex that was charging us almost 6X(25,000 LKR) the fee for snorkeling. After much persistence, he took us to the beach where we, on our own, managed to crack a deal for 4000 LKR. In Colombo, we were supposed to go to the National Museum. Despite checking with him multiple times, he dropped us at the museum only at 4:25 PM. The last booking is at 4:30 PM and one section is closed after 2 PM, while another is closed after 4 PM. When asked what the entre fee was, he said 2-3$, whereas on getting there we got to know that the fee was 1000 LKR. We wanted to buy spices and some souvenirs, but again, he was unable to take us to the right place to make the purchases Communicating with him was also a problem. In Colombo, even after telling that we want to go to a certain places, he conveniently ignored us. Our day in Colombo was an utter waste owing to his incompetence as a guide. He was just a driver and had hardly any inputs to share about various places and things. Our feedback to you regarding this would be to employ drivers who are well versed with the locality. The driver needs to be trained to serve as a guide; he should be someone who can help tourists navigate through the country, take them to the best local spots, and get the best deals.
Harikumarpnv's 4 days trip to ColomboWe would like to submit to you that please reserve the rooms as per their minimum local food of the tourist is available. ( suppose in my case, I am a south Indian, so reserve the accommodation where the south Indian food is available ). Reserve the rooms with in the city, so that if we want to go out after driver dropped at hotel, it is easy to us. At Hotel Sapphire in Colombo , we had a bad experience i.e in our room the wash room size is 4x4. I took photographs of the bath room also, but there is no provision to upload the pics from this site.
Minhal's 7 days trip to ColomboAmazing service and driver was very co operative and helpful
Shashank Sudhakar Jahagirdar
Shashank's 7 days trip to ColomboA memorable trip planned by Apple Holidays and Travel Triangle! Thank you!
Yusuf's 7 days trip to ColomboIt was a great experience the cab was good and spacious and driver Ishrak was a great guy. Just miss visiting galle due to your agent vishal misguidance.
Premanand Sathiya Narayana Moorthy
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Premanand's 4 days trip to Colombo* Very Good experience from day of Arrival to departure. especially the chauffeur cum Guide Mr.Shivantha is very kind,supportive, very caring person take care of my kids,we had Safe Driving and journey covering places mentioned in Trip Itenary. * Vehicle condition may be improved, struggled some times in carrying us in Hill place , some times switched off AC. This is minor. * Hotels which are Booked as family rooms but it's extra cot in Double bed room.This may be improvement point , But they are not 3 star category(Kandy). * But Rooms Booked in Nuwera eliya and Benatota are Family rooms especially Glory Bush Service is excellent , Rohi and Team are very Kind enough very Good Service by the Team, Food prepared quality and preference. * Bentota the resort is out of city but excellent location and place we shall spend time for a day * Service of Arjun and Team in Laluna eco resort is excellent. * But disappointed to spend time in Beaches.. Great experience at first time along with family. * Mangrove Island Safari at Bentota * Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawala * Baktha Hanuman Temple at Ramboda, especially Good south indian food served by Annapoorni Hotel placed in that temple. * Seetha temple at Nuwara eliya.
Ravi's 5 days trip to ColomboDriver Mr Athula was very cooperative and very safe to drive with .The car we traveled in was making lot of noise. Amora lagoon resort in colombo and cinamon citadel resort in kandy were very good. But the seven heavens hotel and lavanga resorts were not as expected .lavanga room was stinking..
Karunakanth's 4 days trip to ColomboExcept the last day stay, rest of the tour was excellent.
Darshan's 4 days trip to ColomboIt was our first family international trip with all members together. Travel triangle and Udani holidays made it memorable for me by the planning they did.
Mukherjee's 7 days trip to ColomboEverything was good but 1 hotel which the travel agent selected was the worst of all. I m not sure how that room r hotel comes under 3star rating when it's not even worth of 1star. Beaches was awesome.
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FAQ's of Colombo
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Majestic City mall, House of Fashions, Liberty Plaza, Odel, and Arcade Independent Square are popular places for shopping.
People should buy antiques (brass lamps, ornaments, pottery), traditional arts & crafts, gems & jewelry, linen clothes, and spices.
Pettah Market is the place to be for those looking to pick up cheap souvenirs, jewelry, and other items.
Colombo is a great place for shopping. Some of the best things to buy from Colombo are Ceylon tea, porcelain tableware, cinnamon sticks, cane boxes, wooden masks, paper products, antiques, Sri Lankan stone art, painted and carved wooden furniture, Sri Lankan paintings, cinnamon tree bowls, elephant art, and gems jewelry. Some of the best places to shop for these products in Colombo are Odel, Majestic City, the Barefoot Gallery, and Laksala.
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