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How to Reach Spots for Shopping in Colombo

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How to Reach Spots for Shopping in Colombo

How to reach shopping in Colombo is really a loaded question. There is no one correct answer to it. The entire route depends completely on personal preferences of the shopper. The best thing about Colombo is that each location has a variety of shopping destinations and each shopping destination has its own specialties. For a complete experience, to start with, one might go to Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. The closest airport is Bandaranaike International Airport. From there, Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct is a one-hour drive away via E03 Highway. Colombo Harbor is closer still – just a thirteen-minute drive away along Colombo Port Main Road and closer still from Fort Railway Station – just twelve minutes on foot. From here, how to reach shopping is no longer quite as vexing.

Once Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct is reached, how to reach shopping is very easy to answer. From here, continuing south leads to one stellar shopping and window shopping destination after the other. Have unlimited fun shopping at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct itself and kick things off with a sumptuous meal at Ministry of Crab. Moving southward, the closest spots are Jewel Qudsi, LUV SL Mall, and then Liberty Plaza. From Liberty Plaza, the travelers have a choice between further south and moving east. East leads to Lakpahana Handcraft, Aashkii, House of Fashions, Cotton Collection, and Paradise Road – all excellent shopping stops for clothing. So, from Liberty Plaza onwards, the question of how to reach shopping is rendered moot.

Continuing southwards from Liberty Plaza leads to more brilliant shopping destinations. So, Liberty Plaza is a central place of shopping in Colombo. This removes most hassles with how to reach shopping in Colombo. Going south leads to Noritake Lanka Porcelain Showroom, Colombo Jewelry Stores, Barefoot, Majestic City, Romafour, and Midnightdivas. These are all specialized stores. The best way to roam the city at close quarters for shopping is to take buses or hire a Tuk-Tuk for the day. Taking a cab around Colombo for shopping might be a bit too expensive. Trains, on the other hand, are perfectly cheap but are usually very crowded. With the proper know-how, how to reach shopping destinations in Colombo is hardly a bother. Buses ply in and out of the city very frequently and can be a good method of transport as well.

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      First of all let me start with the sales agent Mr.darshana, I just gave him the no. of days I would be visiting Sri Lanka and he was amazingly quick to put together a plan for us in a couple of minutes,his choices of hotels were amazing, especially the views from the rooms. Their prices are reasonable and services are excellent. We landed on 6th august,2019 in SL and the guide(Mr.Ramesh) was waiting for us patiently with the name board,he was not difficult to find. He was courteous and polite and helped us board the vehicle and start our trip to the different destination in sri lanka. We travelled from Colombo->Kandy->Nuweraellaya->ella->Beruwala(water sports and river safari). They even plan a day trip to visit the town of Galle from beruwala. I would definitely suggest Relax Lanka Tours to anyone travelling to Sri Lanka.
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      Srilanka is Really very Beautiful. Aziz and group have planned the trip with detailed places and Very good hotels. Driver/Guide Mr.Priyanjit was really a nice human and extra care taker. His driving skills were ossume. Madhu River Boat Drive. Colombo city. Cool air of Nuwara Eliya. Galle Fort.
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      We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Sri Lanka which lasted from 6th July 2019 to 18th July 2019. Everything was made super easy and accessible during the trip due to a responsible driver, AC car and good food. Sri Lanka is truly very peaceful, clean and green country with hospitable and welcoming people. For instance, we were served fresh juices everytime we checked-in in a hotel. This is indeed the best family trip of our life. Thanks to your company 'Amara Lanka Tours' :) Honestly this trip on the whole was an excellent and unforgettable memory itself! To point out, the spectacular Nine Arch Bridge was good for photography. One memorable experience in Nuwara Eliya was staying in luxurious hotels located at the peak of cloudy mountains with waterfall gushing in front and dark-green gardens beneath us. We enjoyed the elephant ride at the Elephant Orphanage in Sirigiya. Moreover, the train ride from Nuwara Eliya to Ella became an unforgettable experience because of a wonderful scenery we enjoyed from a great height with cold winds splashing our faces. We had a great shopping experience in Colombo in stores like Kandy Uptown and Glitz. Furthermore, watching tea production encouraged us to buy their good-quality teas for our family and friends. Handeling delicate and small turtles was fun along with watching 75 years old turtles at a turtle hatchery. Undoubtedly Sri Lanka is rich in natural beauty and deserves more and more tourists.
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      Driver was very good as a driver as well as Guide. He was very punctual and having good knowledge of each & every details of Sri lanka. His quality of knowledge made our trip good. Driver was polite and humble. He used to keep vehicle neat & clean. He took us to places as per iternarary. Hotel the rock of nuwara eliya and royal beach bentota was not upto the mark. Dinner menu was very limited in both. Dont suggest rock hotel further. The rock hotel's Bathroom lock was not there. Basin & bathroom was not much clean. Last minute change of Colombo hotel without informing us was very disappointing. Tips were given just few days before trip started. We enjoyed trip only because of Driver Suresh. Bentota sea beach and way towards nuwara eliya having beautiful scenery and sigiriya rock scene from top of sigiriya rock
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      Akshay Patil

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      Maher Alharbi

      Jeddah saudi arabia, a month ago

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      I really liked the overall trip. The places arranged for us for our stay in SL were mostly nice with the exception of GSH Colombo, but this is a failing on the hotel's part. Not Udani's. The driver was cool as well.
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      Swati Nair

      Bengaluru, a month ago

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      Was not satisfied with internet facility provided by hotel in colombo and Lakeview resort
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      Overall good experience, but few things we stayed for 5days and in which 3 hotels were best and rest 2 we below not even average, overall travel was too much via car should have been made it better by the agent at Srilanka, Which finally gave us mixed review on tour. Srilanka is a nice place should travel. Cinimon Chain Hotels hospitality. Sea Food Colombo city
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    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.

    Pettah Market is the place to be for those looking to pick up cheap souvenirs, jewelry, and other items.

    People should buy antiques (brass lamps, ornaments, pottery), traditional arts & crafts, gems & jewelry, linen clothes, and spices.

    Majestic City mall, House of Fashions, Liberty Plaza, Odel, and Arcade Independent Square are popular places for shopping.

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