Colombo is the bustling heart of commerce and the Commercial Capital. The old and new blend gracefully in this garden city. Relics of foreign occupation remain churches, parks and promenades. The Pettah is the bazaar area; fruit markets, shops and curbside stalls. Old shrines and temples dot the city. All religions flourish in peace. All races and all communities live in harmony in this Commercial City .

Colombo is a relatively easy city to find your way around. To the north is the Fort district, the country’s business centre, which has department stores, book shops, airline offices etc. There are also ample sights such as the clock tower , a former lighthouse, the president’s residence (known by incorrigible traditionalists as Queen’s House), and a cluster of colonial buildings which lend the district an aura of bygone Empire.

Immediately south of here is Galle Face Green , a seafront expanse of occasional green graced by cricket games, kite flyers and trysting lovers. Cinammon Gardens , further south, is Colombo ‘s most fashionable neighbourhood, with elegant mansions, tree-lined streets and the city’s largest park. East of the fort is the pungent Pettah bazaar district. Walk through and marvel at the riot of goods – fruit, vegetables, meat, gems, gold, silver, brass and tin junk.

Culture buffs shouldn’t miss the National Museum , which has a good collection of historical works, the Art Gallery , which focuses on portraiture and temporary exhibits by local artists, and the city’s many mosques and Buddhist and Hindu temples. After familiarising yourself with Sri Lankan culture, check out the island’s fauna at the Dehiwala Zoo . The highlight here is an afternoon elephant show.


Tourist Sights / Activity / Excursions

FREE Entrance

Additional Expenses for Guest Approximate timing
Entrance Ticket Photo Permit Jeep/Boat/ TukTuk/ Elephant etc.
Zoological Garden NO YES NO NO About 02- 03 Hours
Gangarama Buddhist Temple YES YES NO NO  
Colombo Museum NO YES YES NO About 01 hour
EXCEL World Entertainment Park YES YES NO YES  
Leisure World Water Park at Hanwalla NO YES NO NO  
Water World Lanka at Kelaniya NO YES NO NO  
Kelabi Raja Maha Viharaya at Kelaniya YES NO NO NO  
Guruge Nature Park at Ja Ela NO YES NO NO  
Spped Drop (Go Karting) at Pelawatta YES NO NO YES  
Colombo City
Meera Makan Mosque in Pettah, Independent Square, Nelum Poukna,Viharamahadevi (Victoria) Park, Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Old Parliament (Current Presidential Secretariat),Colombo Light House, Colombo Dutch House Museum, Temples,  Churches etc.


St. Peter’s church

St. Peter’s church-Colombo Fort Colombo Town. Colombo Fort

This is an old building in front of the Colombo Harbour . This structure with thick walls and large windows was the…


Dutch Church

Dutch Church in Wolfendhal Street Colombo Town , pills Colombo

This Dutch Church was constructed in 1749 at a site where there was a Portuguese church originally….



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