Colombo

Sri Lanka’s Capital Colombo, a port city, with a rich colonial heritage, on the Western coast is a potpourri of races, religions and cultures. Colombo displays the best and worst the country has to offer. The city is a contrast itself, with mansions, lush gardens, fine dining options, shopping malls packed with expensive designer brands standing next to urban slums; diesel fumed congested roads and street markets.

 

Despite its small size just 37.31 km² Colombo offers a varying selection of experiences ranging from taking a tuk tuk ride, a visit to Pettah market and eating Kottu to playing a round of golf and having high tea at one of the colonial style hotels overlooking the Indian Ocean.

 

With many boutiques filled with international brands and local art and fabrics, Colombo is the best place to do some last minute shopping and then it’s best to retire to Galle Face, Colombo’s seafront promenade for some local Kottu or Wade street food.

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Highlights

Colombo Tuk Tuk Safari

Cuisine

Dutch Hospital

The Dutch Hospital complex, dating back to the Dutch colonial era, is now a heritage building and a shopping and dining precinct.

Galle Face Green

 Enjoy a walk along the promenade of the Galle Face Green overlooking the Indian Ocean and surrounded by the luxury hotels in the city and the old Parliament complex. 

Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple

Independance square

Independence Square is an impressive monument built at the location where the ceremony marking the end of British rule in Ceylon took place on 4th February 1948

Pettah Market

 A busy, crowded local open air market selling fresh produce, clothing, electronics and souvenirs. A great place to experience a taste of local life.

Hotels

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Residence by Uga - Colombo

Tours

Below are a selection of our favourite sample itineraries that we have created based on our experiences of travelling extensively throughout Sri Lanka. As with all our tours, every aspect can be tailor-made to your individual requirements.

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