The honk of horns, the noisy buses, the jungle of building and the ocean is pretty much what Colombo is about in a nutshell. But only once you’ve visited will you be able to get right into the very essence of the multi-cultural atmosphere here.
Colonial charm in Fort
Colombo is what it is today thanks to the British who once colonised Sri Lanka. A few pieces of history are simply too precious to let breakdown; thus, the cluster of colonial buildings still stand today and are worth exploring.
Not far from Cinnamon Grand Colombo, this is a hidden gem in the city. Enter the temple and the mystique air in the temple is sure to take you by surprise! There are a few interesting things to see in this temple as well, a real stuffed elephant for instance!
The Old Dutch Hospital
This place that seems to be bustling with youngsters by evening rocking to the beats of the DJ with a drink feels like the last place in Sri Lanka that could be a hospital. But in the early days, it really was a hospital.
The streets of Pettah
In stark contrast to the area your Luxury Hotel Colombo in located, the streets of Pettah are overcrowded, noisy and jam pack with stalls selling all sorts of cheap trinkets.