"Harbour With Leafy Mango Trees"

A City in Sri Lanka

Interest Measure for Colombo

Ideal time to stay:  2 - 5 days

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Height(Altitude) of Colombo from sea level:  79 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  6.9344000°N, 79.8428000°E
Ecosystem:  Plain , River , Coast  

Food, Culture and Language at Colombo

Food Availability:  South Indian 
Regional Language:  Sinhala
Currency:  ₨ - Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)

Why travel Colombo?

Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is a bustling city and a hopping-off point for beaches in the island nation's south. It has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its spicy cuisine as well as its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls.
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9 Places to visit and Things to do in Colombo

Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple at Colombo

Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple

Run by one of Sri Lanka’s more politically adept monks, Galboda Gnanissara Thera, this bustling temple complex has a library, a museum and an extraordinarily eclectic array of bejewelled and gilded gifts presented by devotees and well-wishers over the years (plus one lonely and chained temple elephant named Ganga). Gangaramaya is the focus of the Navam Perahera on the February poya (full-moon) day each year.
Expenses - ₨100
Time needed - 2.5 hours
Galle Face Green at Colombo

Galle Face Green

#Sight Seeing
Galle Face Green, a long stretch of lawn facing the sea. It's a magnificent place to witness a marvelous sun set over Sri lanka. Sri lanka travels always enjoys and cherish an evening by the Gall face green. At the end of the green lies the magnificent Galle face hotel, an architectural marvel from the colonial era. The hotels offers many great services with delicious tropical foods.The hotels best feature is the open verandah with chairs and tables facing out the sea. Without a doubt it is one of the best spots to have an evening drink as the wonderful breeze coming off the ocean and an evening sinking the whole city in crimson red.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3.5 hours
Colombo National Museum at Colombo

Colombo National Museum

The museum holds many artifacts from different eras of much importance to Sri lanka such as regalia, including the thrown and the crown of the kandyan monarch. Kandyan monarch is one of the highlights in Sri lanka tourism and one of the most appreciated by the tourist travel Sri lanka. The Museum holds three main sections for Natural science, Cultural and library and natural section consists of four main sub sections as Entomology, Zoology, Botany and Geology.
Expenses - ₨600
Time needed - 2 hours
Colombo Fort at Colombo

Colombo Fort

#Sight Seeing
The historic heart of Colombo is peppered with beautiful, mainly old colonial buildings. People generally walk around the streets in Colombo Fort and the most interesting place to visit would be the floating mosque.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Old Dutch Hospital at Colombo

Old Dutch Hospital

#Cultural Heritage
Centrepiece of the ever-more vibrant Fort, The Old Colombo Dutch Hospital (known as The Dutch Hospital ) is considered to be the oldest building in the Colombo Fort. It is now a heritage building and a shopping and dining precinct. Enjoy a pause for a cold drink amid the incredibly thick columns of its arcades. An annex has now opened in a 19th-century British building on the backside that faces Chatham St.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2.5 hours
Beira Lake at Colombo

Beira Lake

Beira Lake is a nice place to chill out on a cool day - it's a hot spot for couples but there's a great view for anyone to enjoy here especially at night when it's lit up. You can stroll down the quiet walkways under the shade of trees, paddle out on the lake on a swan-boat, visit the water-temple on the lake, cross the bridge to lovers' island, or have some juice or tea nearby.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours

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