Hike to the top of Mount Lavinia—located south of town—for a fantastic view of the Laccadive Sea. After the climb, chill out in the gardens at Gangaramaya Temple, just north of Viharamahadevi Park. From there, you’ll be within walking distance of the National Museum and even closer to Gall Face Green, a grass-lined beach.
When you’re ready to let Colombo woo your taste buds, check out the local art and gourmet tea—grown right there in the Ceylon region—at the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, a restored colonial commune near the historic Dutch fort. There you’ll find delicious dining options (think crab curry!) and an easy-going nightlife. For a stronger beat, head to the beach, where you’ll find several live music venues and bars—perfect for a nightcap before relaxing in one of the top Colombo hotels.
Fly to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), located just 32 km north of downtown Colombo. From there, you can drive or hail a three-wheeled cab to get around town. But before you take off for Sri Lanka, book a trip to Colombo with Wotif and save on awesome Colombo accommodation and flights that fit your schedule today!
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