The dynamic commercial capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, pulsates with life, day or night, and offers plenty to experience for couples, families or solo travellers on an “Eat, Pray, Love” kind of journey!
Visit the Gangaramaya Temple
Providing cultural insights, the Gangaramaya Temple is one of the city’s most well-known Buddhist temples. Located close to Beira Lake and within easy reach of hotels in Colombo, this sacred site features a distinctive mix of architecture and is home to a museum and an art gallery too.
Spend Time at the Beach
No trip to the city is complete without some laid-back fun on the shore and Mount Lavinia Beach is the best place for this. Located across from Berjaya Hotel Colombo, this popular beach is an ideal spot to soak up the sun, go for a swim or jog, play games in the sand and witness inspiring sunsets.
Shop to Your Heart’s Content
If you are a shopaholic, Colombo has plenty of options too. The newly opened One Galle Face mall offers lots of choices not only for shopping but dining too. Also popular is the Colombo City Centre and Majestic City malls, while the Pettah Market is a lively open market great for finding bargains.
Unwind at Galle Face Green
This public urban park is a lovely spot to relax with loved ones. Overlooking the ocean, the wide-open spaces of Galle Face Green are ideal for a stroll, for kids to run about and even for some kite flying. Also, on offer are some yummy street food including the prawn-based snack called “Isso Wade”.