R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium (RPS) is a cricket stadium on Khettarama Road, Maligawatta, Colombo, Sri Lanka, also known as Khettarama Stadium, Ranasinghe Premadasa Stadium or simply as Premadasa Stadium. Before June 1994, the stadium was known as the Khettarama Cricket Stadium and is now one of the main venues in which the Sri Lankan cricket team has hosted over 100 one-day international matches.
Puppet shows hold a lot of meaning and importance in Sri Lankan culture. So this museum is single-handedly responsible for upholding a lot of the fold tradition and values of the island country even to this day.
Old Galle buck lighthouse is situated in close proximity to the Galle Face Green within the area of the Sri Lankan Navy. It offers solitude to those who want it and you can climb up to the rustic lighthouse and take in the panoramic visions of the crashing Indian Ocean as you feel the wind in your hair. Always head over here after 5 PM to get the best views as this place works its magic after sunset.
Operating since 1963, this Zoo is also known as the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka. The zoo was established with an aim to provide protection and shelter to a wide range of wild animals and birds. While here don’t miss out of the amazing performances by the sea lions, chimpanzees and elephants. There are also some of the most exotic varieties of fish, mammals, birds, reptiles and more.
This is one of the only places in the entire city that is known for providing shelter to a minimum of 50 different species of birds. This includes both migratory and local birds.
Comprising of a park, a zoo, waterfalls, picnic hotspots, walking trails, thrilling rides, and an unruffled statue of Buddha, Viharamahadevi Park is one of the must-visit places in Colombo for every traveller. Other than all the aforementioned activities, the park also features a library for travellers to relax and be all by themselves. Treating families, couples, and friends alike, make sure you don’t miss out on this one when in Sri Lanka.
Be it fine dining, accommodation & spa, table games, live betting, or non-stop entertainment, Bally’s Casino is the place to be for those who want to enjoy the best of nightlife in Sri Lanka. From live concerts to DJ nights, play poker through the night at the one and only Bally’s Casino.
Founded by the former British Governor Sir William Henry Gregory of Ceylon which is how Sri Lanka was popularly known, the National Museum of Colombo showcases the works of renowned artists that portray the cultural heritage of the emerald nation.
The first thing that you will notice about the grand mosque of Jami Ul-Alfar is that of its candy-like red and white striped exterior.
A historical landmark that witnesses the independence celebration of the Sri Lankan citizens from the British rule, Independence Memorial Hall or Independence Square is a must visit for every traveller when in Sri Lanka.
Once a line of fire for the army of Dutch, Galle Face Green is a marvellous open space and an urban park that allows the travellers to enjoy a massive space of the 12 acres, and a shimmering coastline of about 500 metres.
With a capacity of accommodating about 6000 people, St. Lucia’s Cathedral is one of the main parishes in the entire Sri Lanka which consists of only fifteen cathedrals.
Located right in the heart of the Pettah market which is known for the best local shopping in Sri Lanka, the unique, and unusual-looking Dutch Museum, does come as a surprise to many travelers in Colombo.
Ever heard of an island temple? Offering the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, Seema Malaka is one of the few places to visit in Colombo for couples which exudes tropical charm.
In a land full of temples and famous for its enchanting environs, the temple of Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya is one of the highly-valued Colombo points of interest.
Ever heard of bringing the dead back to life? Don’t be scared but the transformation of Diyatha Uyana from a wasteland to one of the most attractive Colombo tourist places has been nothing less than phenomenal. Housing an incredible lake, an aquarium, local eateries, and few handicrafts stalls, the place now is graced by the unique 3D art implemented by local artists.