Things to do in Colombo
PLAY A ROUND OF GOLF AT THE ROYAL COLOMBO GOLF CLUB
The Royal Golf Club has attracted golfers for 129 years which is a slice of golfing history.
ENJOY A CITY TOUR
Hop on to open double decker bus ride organized by the Colombo City Tour to the charm of Colombo while capturing memories that will last a lifetime.
EAT SOME SEAFOOD ON MT LAVINIA BEACH
Mt Lavinia is one of Colombo’s more laidback suburbs filled with fresh sea food restaurants on the golden beach. The name originated after a gypsy girl who had a secret romance with one of Sri Lanka’s governors
DO SOME LAST MINUTE SHOPPING
One of Sri Lanka’s best kept surprise is the shopping opportunities in Colombo -sleek department stores and cool shopping malls are filled with designer clothing, shoes and handbags, plus handicrafts, home furnishings and more. You can always pick up a holiday souvenir to take back home to rekindle your holiday experience.
INDULGE IN A MASSAGE AT ONE OF COLOMBO’S SPAS
Featuring serene surroundings and expert masseurs trained in everything from Swedish to Shiatsu
TAKE IN SOME ART
The Colombo National Museum is home to many ancient paintings, sculptures and sketches dating back to the 4th century BC. If you’re looking for a contemporary art scene in Colombo, you may want to look at some of the creative painters exhibiting in local galleries.
VISIT A TEMPLE
The Gangarama Vihara is one of the most venerable temples in the country, decorated with wonderful brass work, stone carvings, and Buddhist art. So a place of learning, it houses a museum, complete with residential hall. There is no traveler who would make a tribute at the temple
VISIT DEHIWALA ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN
Beautifully landscaped 30 acres in which a rich collection of mammals, birds, reptiles and fishes live in harmony with nature.
GET WET AND WILD AT LEISURE WORLD
Sri Lanka’s first amusement and water park features log flumes, roller coasters, and many other thrilling rides for kids and adults.
SAMPLE THE NIGHTLIFE
Colombo has a buzzing scene, with chill-out bars, casinos if you want to try your hand at roulette or baccarat, or cool clubs where you can party until dawn
EAT SOME KOTHU ROTTI
The quintessential Sri Lankan snack consists of sliced-up bits of rotti, expertly blended with your choice of chicken, beef, egg, onions, tomatoes and green chillies. Unmissable.
GO FOR A RIDE IN A TRISHAW
These motorised three-wheeled chariots are the backbone of Sri Lankan transport – just remember to hang on for dear life!
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