Colombo


Colombo is the capital city and also one of the largest cities of Srilanka. It’s an important industrial and financial hub of Srilanka. Colombo is having 2 types of cities- Metro city and Greater Colombo. Best time to visit in Colombo is during the North East Monsoon season (November-April).


Colombo Tourism Attractions: 

 

The major tourist attractions of Colombo include Galle face Green, the National Museum, Mount Lavinia beach, Viharamahadevi Park, Gangayamaya temple etc. 


Galle Face Green is an open space of about 5 hectare that runs along the coast of Indian Ocean. It is the largest available open area in the city and hence is the best loved place of both tourists and the Singalese people for spending their free time. 






Viharamahadevi Park is a park that dates back to the period of British rule. It is situated close to the National Museum and houses a play area for children and a small zoo. The National Museum of the country is a treat to visit. It has the cultural evidences of the nation, a large collection of books, manuscripts, bronze and brass utensils from ancient era, a number of marvellous paintings etc.





Kelaniya Raja MahaVihara is another important site. Legend has it that Budha had preached here before 2000 years. Another important site is the Mount Lavinia beach which was famous even at the colonial times. The slave island with its nearby fort and the Dehiwala zoo that has a large collection of fauna anda vast area of about 11 acres.




Wolvendaal Church also attract many tourists. It was built around the eighteenth century and belongs to the period when Dutch ruled the country. It also contains unique tombstones that are set into the floor but was removed into the fort in about 1813. Under the government, there is also a hardicrafts emporium called Laksala which is an important site to visit. 




How to Reach Colombo:

 


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Being the financially and commercially important city of the country it is easy to reach Colombo by air and road. 

By Air:


The Bandaranaike international airport is situated to the north coast of the city.it is about 40 km away from the central city. The other domestic air services are handled by the Ratmalana Airport. The national air service called Sri Lankan Airlines has flight services from and to the places all over the world, even to other continents like Australia, Europe, Middle East, and all over Asia.

 

 

 

By Rail:

 

The train station is also at a reasonable distance from the city. The railway stations near Colombo are Fort station, Maradana station and Cotta road railway station. They connect the major cities and towns with Colombo and are economical too.





By Road:



The major bus station of the city is about 45 minutes drive from the International airport. Once you get to Colombo, getting around the city is quite easy. There are bus services, taxi and tuktuks( three wheelers) available for this purpose.






To utilise time efficiently it is necessary to understand which places to visit at which time. For this a clear understanding of the city and its ways are a prerequisite. We offer you comfortable, easy and cheap travels throughout the city...........



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