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Colombo City Tour

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Colombo

Colombo is Sri Lanka’s largest city and is also known as the commercial hub.It is the Capital of Sri Lanka. Over time Colombo has become a must-see stop to start or end your Sri Lankan vacation. Colombo's uniqueness comes from its colorful variety of everything. The city itself has many locations which show the developing side of Sri Lanka but at the same time, you can find many locations with colonial beauty.

Colombo’s geography is a mix of land and water. In the heart of the city, you can find the famous “Beira Lake”. The city has many Canals and the North Eastern border is formed by the Kelani River. Colombo’s climate moderates throughout the year. During the months of March and April, the temperature is around 31 Celcius. The monsoon season is from May through to August and from October through to January. There are nearly 650,000 people living in Colombo. Colombo is a multicultural city/ There are many ethnic groups like Sinhalese, Srilankan Moors, and Sri Lankan Tamils. There are also communities of Chinese, Dutch, Burgher, Malay and Indian Descents living in the city.

Colombo is divided into 15 numbered areas for postal services (Colombo 01 – Colombo 15). The Colombo harbor is the largest in Sri Lanka. Colombo was established as a port city during Colonial times. You can find a large network of transport methods in the commercial hub of Sri Lanka. The most popular is by Public Bus. You can also get around using Trains, “Tuk Tuks” and taxies.

ATTRACTIONS:

Pettah Market

This Street Market is famous for is series of open air Bazaars. It is one of Sri Lanka's most busiesr commercial areas. Some notable landmarks close by includes Jami Ul Alfar Mosue, Wolvendaal Church and the Khan Clock tower. 

Galle face Green

It is a ocean side urban park found in the heart of Colomob. Initially it was built as a location for horse racing and for golf. Close by attractions include Galle Face Hotel.

Independence Memorial Hall

It is a national monument built for the commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from the British.

 

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Townhall

It is the headquaters for the Colombo Municipal Council . Close by attractions include Viharamadevi Park

 

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Arcade Independence Square

It is a part of the independence square redevolpment programme which was initiated by the Government. 

Nelum Pokuna

This is a theatre opened on the 15th of December 2011. It is a performing arts Centre.

BMICH

It is a convention centre located in Colombo. The contrustion was carried out by a joint work force of Sri Lankans and Chinese workers, Some exhibitions which take place here are Motor showsm Gem Facets, Book fars and Wedding Shows. 

Nelum Kuluna

Also known as the lotus tower, It will be the tallest structure in South Asia when construction is finished. 

Dehiwala National Zoo

The National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka is one of the oldest Zoological Gardens in Asia. It is host to a large variety of Animals and Birds. It also has animal shows like Elephant performances and Se lion performances. 

 

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Royal Colombo Golf Club

It is Sri Lanka's oldest golf club. It is also home to the governing body of Golf in Sri Lanka. 

 

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Gangaramaya Temple

It is one of the most importatant Buddisht temples in Colombo. Other Foremost religious sites are Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil and St Anthony's Church

 

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Dutch Hospital

It is considered to be the oldest building in the Colombo Fort Area; It is now a Heritage Building and a Shopping and Dining Precint. 

 

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Old Parliment

It is located close to the Colombo Fort, and it housed Sri Lanka's Legislature for 53 years. 

Geoffery Bawa Residence "No 11"

He is a Sri Lankan arcihtect and the principal force behind "tropical modernism". His colombo residence is open for public viewing. 

 

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Gallery Cafe

It began as a small retail venture selling contemporary deigneed merchandise locally. It then later expanded into several stores and now is one og the strongest design brands in the island. 

 

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