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Visit Colombo

Colombo stands as Sri Lanka’s most popular tourist destination. This coastal city offers a splendid blend of relaxation, local handicraft shopping, local cuisine – especially a variety of seafood dishes – and a range of leisure activities. Its attractions include the Galle Face Green, the Beira Lake, and the Viharamahadevi Park. Many of the city’s historical and colonial-era buildings have gone through the test of time, serving as reminders of its rich past.

The Colombo National Museum consists of art collections dating back to the 4th century B.C., while the Dutch Period Museum provides insights into the era of Dutch rule. For a unique experience, Ape Gama, an outdoor folk museum, recreates fictitious rural settings to showcase Sri Lankan village traditions. The lavishly adorned Independence Memorial Hall is another must-visit site.

Experience the spiritual peace at the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple and the lakeside Seema Malaka Buddhist Temple. Visiting Viharamahadevi Park is also another worthwhile experience. You may enjoy some quality time with your loved ones and friends while keeping an eye on your kids as they engage in the many outdoor activities the park has to offer. The vibrant Pettah district in Colombo is known for its antique shops and the busy floating market. For branded and luxury clothing, explore Crescat Boulevard and Arcade Independence Square.

Enjoy a stroll at evening along the Galle Face Beach while enjoying in spicily prepared street food. You may check out an aquarium, chill in a beer garden, and savor in a variety of outdoor culinary treats at Diyatha Uyana waterfront park. Visitors to Mount Lavinia Beach are drawn in by its gorgeous sands and fancy beachside bars. Visit the Dehiwala National Zoo to witness exotic species, while Leisure World’s slides are a thrill-seeker’s paradise. Colombo is a fascinating representation of the differences that represent this extraordinary country in all of its complexity. Delux Holidays is here to make your holiday to Colombo exceptional! Contact Tour Operator to Sri Lanka – Delux Holidays to visit Colombo.

FAQ

The name Colombo is derived from Kola-amba-thota, a Sinhala term that means “harbor with leafy mango trees.” It was referred to as Kalanpu by the traveler – Ibn Batuta in the 14th century.

Colombo, also referred to as the “garden city of the West,” is considered to be a world within itself. The city has breathtaking views and golden sandy beaches.

Colombo is a major port on the Indian Ocean and it is located on the west coast of the island, just south of the Kelani River. Most of Sri Lanka’s international trade occurs there, which features one of the biggest artificial harbors in the world.

Colombo is the capital city of Sri Lanka, which is the country’s largest city in terms of population.

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