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    Best time to Visit Colombo: Whole Year

    Category : Leisure: Leisure,Beaches

    Duration(days) : 2 Days

    Description

    Colombo- the capital of Sri Lanka-is the largest city and main port of Sri Lanka. It is also the commercial and financial center of Sri Lanka. A bustling metropolis, the city is an attractive blend of old and new. It has the lazy charm of the bygone era combined with the verve and vivaciousness of a modern city.
    The city has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes.

     

    Sri Lanka is popularly known as Ceylon after British Governor Sir William Henry Gregory of Ceylon

     

    For shopping, you may visit Odel, House of Fashion, Beverly Street, Majestic City, Noritake, etc.


    Colombo is a year-round destination and can be visited any time of the year.


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    Gangaramaya Temple / Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple

    Entry Fees :₹ 50 Time To Visit :8 am to 8 pm

    Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple is one of the popular sightseeing places of Colombo. It is being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence with Chinese, Indian and Thai architectural influence.
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      Beira Lake

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      Beira Lake is a vast lake in the center of the city and is surrounded by many business sites. It is a popular spot for birdwatching, boating and watching the setting sun.
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        National Museum

        Entry Fees :₹ 500 Time To Visit :9 am to 5 pm

        National Museum displays the cultural history of this beautiful country. The museum is filled with intricate carvings, unique masks of demons, swords of the knights, and other splendid art collections.
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          Viharamahadevi Park

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          Viharamahadevi Park is a best place to visit for family and kids. It consists of a zoo, waterfalls, aquarium, children’s play zone, war memorial, lake and many thrilling rides.
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            Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque / Mosquee Jami Ul Alfar

            Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :Saturday to Thursday – 9 am to 5 pm

            Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque is a show-stopper with its candy-striped red-and-white brickwork. This highly decorative mosque was built in 1909
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              Galle Face Green Promenade

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              Galle Face Green Promenade is an impressive landmark. It is a half-kilometre long stretch that runs between the scenic Indian Ocean and the Galle Road. You can find lot of local street food vendors in evening.
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                Wolvendaal Church / Christian Reformed Church Wolfendhal

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                This 1749 church is built in Dutch architecture. The word ‘Wolvendaal’ means ‘Dale of Wolves’ in Dutch. When the church was built, the area surrounding it was covered in wilderness. The Dutch people mistook the roaming jackals in the wilderness for packs of wolves and named the place ‘Wolvendaal’.
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                  Independence Square

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                  Visit the Independence Hall at Independence Square. Independence Memorial Hall in Colombo, was constructed to commemorate the occasion of Sri Lankan Independence from British Rule. Visit the Independence Memorial Museum
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                    Twin World Trade Center towers / World Trade Center

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                    Visit other buildings closeby like Old Parliament Building, Fort district.
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                      Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya / Kelaniya temple

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                      Kelaniya temple was built during the 3rd century B.C. The place gains importance following the visit of Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka.
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                        Beddagana Wetland Park

                        Entry Fees :₹ 50 Time To Visit :6 am to 6 pm

                        Beddagana Wetland Park is filled with lush grasslands, impressive vegetation, and wildlife. It is a perfect hangout place for couples and kids.
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                          Ponnambalam Vanesar temple / Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil

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                          Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil is a sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is made entirely of granite.
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                            St Anthony's Church

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                            St Anthony's Church is one of the famous church in the city
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                              Dutch Period Museum / Dutch Museum

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                              The Dutch Museum in Colombo emphasizes the history of Dutch colonial rule in Sri Lanka.
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                                Dehiwala Zoo

                                Entry Fees :₹ Time To Visit :8.30 AM to 6:00 PM

                                Dehiwala Zoo or the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka was set up during 1936. It houses variety of animals and there are some animals shows also organized in the zoo.
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                                  Anjaneyar Temple Dehiwala

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                                  The Panchamuga (five faced) Anjaneyar Temple is the only temple in the world to have a chariot of Anjaneyar. This is located in Dehiwala.
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                                    Negombo

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                                    Negombo is a popular stopby location when entering Kandy from Colombo. It is at a distance of 38 kms from Colombo, and 102 kms from Kandy. It is a characteristic fishing town with beautiful beaches.
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                                      Kithulgala / Kitulgala

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                                      Kitulgala river is a popular white water river rafting destination. It is at a distance of 93 kms from Colombo. And offers many adventurous activities like rain forest camping, river expeditions etc.
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                                        By Air
                                        Bandaranaike International airport is the only international airport in Sri Lanka and is located in Katunayake, about 30 kms away from Colombo.