You're going to be hungry after a hot day walking around Fort's streets. Check out the nearby Kingsbury Hotel, one of the most prestigious venues in the city, and dine at its top restaurant, Harbor Court. The all-day restaurant serves numerous sumptuous dishes, mixing influences from Western, Indian, Japanese and South East Asia.
While many parts of the harbor remain closed to the public due to security issues, it is still worth talking about a walk around the area to experience commercial and naval activities as a result of decades of civil war. The Port of Colombo is not only Sri Lanka's busiest port, but also South Asia's busiest because of its ideal location in the Indian Ocean.
The Beira Lake extends from Fort to the heart of the city, making a wonderful walk and allowing you to soak in the exotic atmosphere of the diverse capital of Sri Lanka. Once spread over more than 165 hectares of land, it was reduced a decade ago to 65 hectares.
Center stands as a symbol of the increasingly vibrant business scene in Colombo, offering state-of-the-art offices and facilities in addition to several restaurants, shops, and other entertainment venues. Run by the Overseas Realty Ceylon, this is one of the most sought-after trading locations in the country and provides significant access to global market links.
The Dutch Hospital is considered to be the city's oldest building and dates back to Dutch domination's colonial times. Since it was built c. In 1681, there were several purposes for the historic building. It was later used by seafarers and the Colombo Apothecaries as a health center for Dutch East India Company staff until it was eventually converted into a shopping and dining area.
Pettah is a Colombo, Sri Lanka neighborhood located east of Fort City Centre. The neighborhood of Pettah is famous for the Pettah Market, a series of bazaars and markets open-air. It is one of the busiest commercial areas in Sri Lanka, where there are a huge number of wholesale and retail shops, buildings, business institutions, and other organizations.
Good Market Global is a curated social enterprise and responsible business community that is good for people and good for the planet. It makes finding, connecting, and exchanging with new economy participants easier. A weekly market event and an organic and natural food shop are coordinated by Good Market within Sri Lanka.
Colombo City Center is a 47-story mixed-use development that includes a 5-story retail space of 3,675 m2 (39,560 sq ft), a 164-room hotel and 192 residential apartments. The building is located at Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo 02, opposite Beira Lake.
The Arcade Independence Square is a shopping complex located in the Sri Lankan city of Colombo, housed in a group of renovated buildings including the former Jawatta Lunatic Asylum (later known as the building of the Auditor General) and the former Western Provincial Council Building. It was built as part of the Sri Lankan Government's Independence Square Redevelopment Program.
Fort Sri Lanka's Colombo Central Business District. It is Colombo's financial district and the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) location and Colombo's World Trade Center from which the CSE operates. It is also the headquarters location of the Bank of Ceylon. The Galle Face Green Promenade, built in 1859 under the administration of Sir Henry George Ward, the governor of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) during the British colonial administration, is located along the foreshore of the Fort area. Fort also houses the General Post Office, hotels, departments and offices of government.
The building of the Old Parliament is the building that houses Sri Lanka's Presidential Secretariat. Located in the sea-facing fort area of Colombo, it is close to the House of the President, Colombo and adjacent to the General Treasury Building. The building housed the legislature of the island for 53 years until Sri Jayawardenepura opened the new parliamentary complex in 1983.
Mount Lavinia Beach is just outside the city of Colombo. For the locals as well as the tourists visiting Colombo, this beach strip has a lot to offer. There are plenty of nice restaurants and relaxing areas along the beach. Mount Lavinia Beach is a must visit as a tourist visiting Colombo.
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.