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Travel To Colombo

Colombo – the capital city of Sri Lanka is a mix of the old and the new. It also serves as the financial as well as the commercial center of the country. When you travel to Colombo, you will get to see remnants of the bygone era. However, it is not unusual to see tall buildings which also include Asia’s second tallest building. If you travel to Colombo, spend sometime to explore the traditional charm of this place.

Colombo Attractions
Colombo attractions lie in the city’s religious as well as historical architecture. The city has several churches, temples, and shopping complexes that you can visit when you travel to Colombo.
You can visit the countryside, set off on cruises or mini cruises, enjoy the natural sites and know more about the heritage and history of this capital city of Sri Lanka. Attractions in Colombo will essentially include visit to the zoo and the museums too.

Some of the prime attractions in Colombo include the following –
  • Pettah One of the oldest places in Colombo, Pettah is a market place that most of the tourists visit when they travel to Colombo. Ranging from Ayurvedic medicine shops to food joints, there is a wide variety of shops that you will pass by.

  • Fort The fort belongs to the time of European colonization. Although modern buildings and the twin tower has come up in the fort area, this area is one of the prime Colombo attractions that you will enjoy by taking a stroll around.
  • Galle Road
  • Dehiwala Zoo
  • Viharamahadevi Park

    Colombo Tours
    In addition to the attractions mentioned above, you can undertake Colombo tours that may take you to the adjoining areas of Colombo. Some of the tours in Colombo you can enjoy when you travel to Colombo include –
  • Slave Island
  • Mount Lavinia
  • Wolvendaal Church
  • Hindu Temples
  • Ratnapura Waterfall
  • Saman Devalaya
  • Gem Mines etc

    Colombo Hotels
    Most of the hotels in Colombo offer adequate facilities that should assure you of a comfortable stay. If you are planning to travel to Colombo during the festive season, the hotel rates may be high. This is because the demand of the Colombo hotels peak during this period. So, you can expect to shell out more.

    Colombo Airport
    Colombo Bandaranaike Airport is where travelers from different parts of the world land. Colombo airport is situated at a distance of 20 miles (32 km) north from the city center in Colombo. In order to visit the different parts of the city, you can either avail public transport (bus or taxi) or rent a car from one of the car rental booths at the Colombo airport.