Where do we begin our acquaintance with Sri Lanka? Yes, probably, from the capital. It is something that every country has. But in the case of Sri Lanka, everything is much more interesting. The city that most of us used to think of as the capital, that is, Colombo
, and not the capital at all. No, the capital, of course. But business. The official capital of the island state, where the government and state institutions are located, is Sri Jayavardenepura-Kotte
is still the largest city in Sri Lanka, and actually the main one, let's talk about it.
— the commercial capital of Sri Lanka
, which, as many believe, is a cosmopolitan city. It is located on the west coast of the island state. It is the main port of the country since the beginning of the 20th century. This city attracts many tourists every year who want to see live historical colonial architecture and many interesting places, including temples, mosques, Hindu kovils, churches, museums, restaurants. In Colombo
reigns the fullest variety of several ethical groups with their gastronomic delights, affordable prices in stores. Colombo
is a buzzing beehive and nightlife.
Galle Face Green
is a wide space with views of the Indian Ocean. The area is very close to one of the main attractions of Colombo
— The Galle Face Hotel
. These are colonial-style buildings that embody the charm of the old world and a bygone era.
— won the reputation of a historical landmark, as one of the former Portuguese defense buildings. Now it is the largest center of office premises in the country, as well as modern twin towers. In the same category, another famous landmark is the Tower of the Bank of Ceylon.
— is the work of the famous architect of Sri Lanka, Jeffrey Bawa. The place is located at the untouched lake and it is very beautiful at night, when lights are lit. This temple is a continuation of one of the most famous temples in Colombo
— Gangarama. It contains many Buddhist artifacts, donated from many countries around the world.
— Located 10 km from the center of Colombo
. This Buddhist temple is most revered by the Buddhist community of the country, after all this temple is believed to have been visited by the Buddha during his third and last trip to Sri Lanka.
Sri Subramanyan Kovil
— Kovil (a Hindu Tamil temple) is dedicated to Lord Subramanyan, also known as Lord Kataragama. This is one of the revered kovilov. It boasts many impressive artifacts belonging to the Colombo Hindu community.
St Andrew's Scottish Church
— This is a pretty secular church with stunning stained-glass windows, in a Gothic architectural style.
Old Dutch Hospital
— New Shopping Center — This is a former hospital, which is currently one of Columbo's newest sights. Now this is one of the most fashionable places in the city, where you can have lunch and go shopping.
(Former Queen Victoria Park) — An impressive park with lush tropical vegetation and many species of birds. A place for rest or a quiet walk.
Nelum Pokuna Theater
(Lotus Pond) — Another recently built and significant for the culture of the city theater. Contribution to its construction was made by many Sri Lankan artists. The theater is located in the center of Colombo
— The modern building of the exhibition center, which has become the venue for many events, events and cultural marathons.
— The building was used until the new parliamentary complex was opened in 1983. It is located in front of Galle Face Green
and exudes the charm of the good old days.
— Complex, erected in the capital Kotte
. The new complex is located overlooking the river Diyawanna Oya. Surrounded by lush greenery, it was designed and built by one of the famous architects of Sri Lanka, Jeffrey Bawa.
— Widely known in Sri Lanka and beyond as the country's main zoo. This house is for many animals from all over the world in captivity.
Department stores and shopping centers
— The leading retail chain of department stores where buyers can find a variety of designer items, wardrobe items from the high fashion world, a wide range of perfumes, cosmetics, shoes and bags.
— It is considered as one of the top shopping centers. It is located in the center of the city and is easily accessible for guests staying in any of the five-star hotels in Colombo.
— Favorite haven of buyers. Choosing reasonably priced clothes, accessories, home decor, and much more.
— Collection of fashionable clothes and accessories from cotton. A place worthy of praise for items, both exhibition items, and those that can be purchased at the store.
— The store that demonstrates the best shoes and bags available in the city.
— This store is full of colorful fabrics woven on hand-held machines. There are also other products made by hand on home looms.
— A store that offers unique items, including scented candles, candlesticks, ceramic trays and much more.
Main Street in Pettah
— This street market offers all conceivable goods, souvenirs and trinkets at nominal prices. An ideal opportunity to experience the culture of the Sri Lanka market.
— Sri Lanka's traditional crafts should be in the collection for everyone to remember, which was visited by a beautiful island nation. For examples, tapestries, wood carvings and objects made of stone, jewelry with various precious stones. You will certainly choose your choice on a beautifully designed subject according to your taste.
— An extensive list of restaurants in Colombo offers delights to the cuisine of many ethnic groups in Sri Lanka and other parts of the world. You are guaranteed to tickle the taste buds, even if you are the most experienced lover and connoisseur of gourmet food.
Nightlife and Entertainment
— It is worth experiencing a vibrant nightlife in Sri Lanka, as Colombo
is a place of concentration of many clubs, casinos, bars. A lot of international events are held in the city all the time.
During your stay on the sunny island, we can arrange for your tour to Colombo and the surrounding area. Contact us when you desire to visit the capital of Sri Lanka: