Pettah in Colombo

Visit 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.

Buddhist temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Kelaniya Buddhist Temple

Situated 10km away from the heart of Colombo is the Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya.


Gifts & Souvenirs

Souvenir shops in Colombo

Laksala

Established in 1982, this is the only devoted government franchise in the country.

Hotels 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.
The Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) is the primary airport servicing the city of Colombo. Located approximately 32 km from the Colombo city centre, it serves as the hub for Sri Lankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, and Mihin Lanka, the Sri Lankan Budget Airline.
Foreign travelers to Sri Lanka are required to either have a visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) to enter the country. Since January 2012, all holiday or business travelers—except Singapore, Maldives and Seychelles nationals—must have ETA to enter Sri Lanka.
Visitors to Colombo can obtain travel information from the two main travel information centres set up by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA). The centres are located conveniently in Colombo and at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).
The Colombo and BIA information centres are open 24 hours a day
When travelling about Sri Lanka it is advisable and highly recommended for tourists to always carry Sri Lankan currency. It is rare within Colombo and even more unlikely in outstations that transactions can be done in regular retail shops with US Dollars or any other foreign currency.
Restaurants n Colombo

Restaurants in Colombo

Sri Lankans love their food and Colombo is a great testament to that fact as the city features some fantastic options for the traveller to Wine and Dine.

Shopping Centres in Colombo

Majestic City Shopping Centre

This is a well known shopping destination among many who live in Colombo. It is not only known for shopping, but also for entertainment and cuisine.

Shopping Centres in Colombo

Crescat Boulevard

Located in the high end of Kollupitiya, to be exact, in Galle Road Colombo 3, next to Cinnamon Grand Colombo, Crescat is one of the finest shopping malls.

Food Market in Colombo

Good Market

The Good Market is a unique market place in Colombo focusing mainly on quality local and organic produce as well as a range of other local products.

 

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