Discover Colombo, your own way – More than a busy city

Colombo may appear to be a normal busy business capital of Sri Lanka at a glimpse. Look closer and you will see the rich history and brilliance that is hidden by this cosmopolitan frontage.

Viharamahadevi Park

Colombo has several beautiful parks in various parts of the city. Viharamahadevi Park sticks out for the reason that it is one of the oldest parks here! The lawn is well kept and clean. The massive trees here provide abundant shade in the park. It’s the ideal picnic spot in Colombo!

The Galle Face Green

This is one of the most popular places to hang out with friends and family in Colombo. Located near many a Colombo hotel, this seafront is the best place to get a closer look at the locals and have a fabulous street food experience.

Mount beach

Another well-loved part of Colombo is the Mount Lavinia beach. At some points the beach may seem to be murky, however, there are a few spots that are very clear and perfect for an evening of romance in the sunset! Hotels like Berjaya Hotel Colombo offer great views of the ocean here.

Diyatha Uyana

Diyatha Uyana is one of the most eventful parks in Colombo. The walkway oversees a large lake. Furthermore, unsigned local artists have displayed their skills with graffiti and created a 3D illusion image.

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The colonial history of the city of Mount Lavinia and its vibrant state today as a popular tourist destination

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A city by the Sea

Looking for the best way to begin your journey in the bustling capital city of Sri Lanka? Head over to Mount Lavinia to experience a perfect blend of entertainment and tranquillity in magnificent Colombo.

About

Located about 10 kilometres away from the capital city of Sri Lanka, Mount Lavinia is a popular coastal city offering you plenty of things to see and do. It’s best known for its ‘Golden Mile’ of beaches, and some of the leading hotels such as Berjaya Hotel Colombo. Also, it’s one of the relaxing escapes close to the beach.

Historical roots

The origin of the name for this beautiful coastal town is woven around a wonderful story. It dates back to the 19th Century where the then Governor of Ceylon Sir Thomas Maitland had to accompany his lover by a secret tunnel since he was in love with an ordinary local dancer. Knowing this fact, the Kind had ordered the officer to leave the country and he named the manor as Mount Lavinia House. Later, the town took on its name as ‘Mount Lavinia’.

View a glorious sunset

Although the entire Colombo city is blessed with beautiful sunset views, the best sunset can be viewed from Mount Lavinia Beach. If you are staying at a hotel in Mount Lavinia, you can simply sit by the beachside and witness how the area looks like a colourful palate of varying hues.

Mount Lavina Beach

Being one of the best sea-bathing sports in Sri Lanka, Mount Lavina Beach hosts some of the amazing sunsets and its sea waves are ideal for swimmers. The coastal strip is lined with high-end restaurants and bars.
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Travelling in Colombo – An experience of bus travel in Colombo

Colombo is undoubtedly a must-see city in Sri Lanka due to its numerous attractions and amazing nightlife. These are some tips you should know if you are opting to explore Colombo by bus.

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Ask a local!

If this is your first visit to Sri Lanka, travelling in Colombo will be a bit of an adventure. Especially the travel experience in a public bus! You can get to know the routes by the route number in each bus. Some websites do not contain the exact stop and the accurate timings. Therefore, it is always better to ask a local to guide you to get the correct bus.

New Experiences

Don’t panic if the bus is late. The bus might arrive a few minutes later and make sure that you are in the right place for the bus you need. Until the bus arrives you will witness the daily lives of the locals around you. Perhaps you will spot people on their daily commute to work or chatting and giggling of school girls.

Where to stay

If you want to stay in a Colombo hotel within easy reach to some of the iconic attractions in the city, you can consider options like Berjaya Hotel Colombo, which will offer you plenty of things to do in the city.

Have patience!

Always try to avoid travelling during peak hours in order to lessen the time you spend in traffic jams. Once the traffic is cleared the drivers would speed up the bus abruptly. Make sure that you are holding the handrails tightly if you are standing.

 

 

 

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