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Beach in Colombo

Galle Face Green

Sri Lanka, being an island, is known for her amazing beaches and views of the sea. However, in Colombo, it isn’t always easy to find a place where you can enjoy the crashing of the waves.

Buddhist Temple in Colombo

Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple

The Gangarama Temple is one of the most popular and iconic temples located in Colombo.

Shopping Centre in Colombo

Arcade Independence Square

Arcade-Independence Square is located in Colombo 07 and is part of the processof beautifying Colombo. There have been a number of such refurbishments, thus introducing Sri Lanka, especially Colombo, to a culture that is still new to the country.

Colombo 03

For the discerning and weary holiday maker visiting Colombo, probably no other city offers more variety, dining and entertainment options than Kollupitya aka Colpetty. Read More...

Colombo 04

A suburb of Colombo numbered Colombo 04, Bambalapitiya is yet another bustling town in Colombo. Read More...

Colombo 07

Colombo 07 or Cinnamon Gardens as it is also known is one of Colombo’s plushest residential areas. Read More...

Pettah

Renowned for its open air bazaars and markets, Pettah is by far Sri Lanka’s busiest commercial area. It is where most of Sri Lanka’s trading is done. Read More...

Mount Lavinia

Located a 20 minute drive south from the heart of Colombo, Mt. Lavinia is a well-populated largely a middle class and mostly residential suburb famed for its beaches. Read More...

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Located immediately south of Bambalapitiya the city of Wellawatte is a busy and densely populated town with many textile and jewellery shops as well as restaurants and apartment complexes. Read More...

About Colombo & The History

Colombo, Sri Lanka

About Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka was famous in the past as a strategic seaport, and is famous today for its diversity, colonial architecture & cultural landmarks.

History of Colombo, Sri Lanka

History of Colombo

Colombo isn’t only a city of the future or even the present. Many areas still belong to the past.

Beach in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Mount Lavinia Beach

Turning south from the Capital city of Colombo, one can arrive in Mount Lavinia within 30 minutes. The suburb is called Mount Lavinia owing to the nostalgic love story of two star -crossed lovers. Sir Thomas Maitland, governor of Ceylon then, who fell in love with the local dancing girl; Lovina has dedicated the Governor’s residence to his only love.

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Museum in Colombo

National Museum

The National Museum of Colombo first opened in 1877 with only 800 exhibits showcasing some aspects of the history and culture of Sri Lanka. Today, it has over 100,000 exhibits and the most important library on the island.

Independence Memorial Hall Colombo

Independence Memorial Hall

This imposing building is situated at the heart of Cinnamon Gardens, Sri Lanka’s ritziest neighborhood. Nowadays, the Independence Memorial Hall is mostly popular as a recreational venue for joggers and strolling couples.

Ape Gama Colombo

Ape Gama

Imagine a rural village in the middle of a busy metropolis. This is what “Ape Gama,” which literally means our village, promises its visitors.

Diyatha Uyana Colombo

Diyatha Uyana

Diyatha Uyana is located in Battaramulla. With people from all corners of the island flocking in to visit the recently opened park, we decided to add it to the list of places to visit in Colombo.

Attractions in Colombo

The city of Colombo has its fair share of attractions. From attractions which are of significant cultural and religious importance to more contemporary ones which attract thousands of visitors each year, Colombo offers something for everyone. Here are some main attractions in Colombo.

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Shopping Centers

Some of the best shopping malls in Colombo to start off your shopping adventures would be Liberty Plaza in Colombo 3, Colombo’s largest shopping mall Majestic City in Colombo 4 and the trendy and up market Crescat Boulevard in Colombo 03.

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Budget Accommodation in Colombo

With sky rocketing prices of room rates of hotels in Colombo, many seem to opt for budget hotels or hostels. Though they don’t provide you with the facilities of star class hotels, the accommodation is comfortable and more importantly it is affordable.

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Travelling in Colombo

For anyone looking to travel around Colombo, buses are the cheapest mode of transport available. Buses in Colombo are usually available throughout the day, are extremely frequent, and travel to almost any destination mostly converging at the Main Bus Terminal in Pettah or its immediate vicinity.

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Latest Blog Post

10Feb

Adventures at the National Museum o...

An unusual tour of Colombo's little-known National Museum of Natural History

06Jan

Touring Colombo: Isso Wade at Galle...

Enjoying Sri Lanka's popular street food isso wade at Galle Face Green.