Colombo is an exceptionally bustling city, with a memorable past and a rich culture. It’s somewhat disorderly on occasion and it’s brimming with swarms, tuk-tuks, shops, houses of worship, cafés, lavish lodgings, shopping openings and intriguing design. There are excellent Sri Lankan pilgrim structures wherever you look, with Portuguese, Dutch and British impacts, and present day structures also.
Thinking about what the top activities in Sri lanka tour are? During my 10-day experience in Sri Lanka, I investigated Colombo for two entire days and now I’m ready to offer you my customized suggestions for what merits visiting inside this energizing city!
1. Essentially WALK AROUND THE CITY
Strolling around Colombo is unquestionably the most ideal approach to encounter the true vibe of the city. For instance, I suggest strolling on Malwaththa Road. It’s loaded up with life and furthermore shops with packs, garments, shoes, wood puppets, keepsakes and everything else you may envision. The Colombo Fort region (around the primary train station of the city called “Colombo Fort Railway Station”) is another extraordinary decision to go to on the off chance that you need to appreciate the delightful pilgrim design. I loved it a ton! Galle Face Green is likewise an extraordinary spot for a walk, yet I will discuss that in detail in no. 8 in my rundown underneath.
I investigated Sri Lanka with a driver-manager for 10 days, however on the off chance that you don’t as of now have a sorted out visit made arrangements for your whole excursion, I certainly suggest taking this strolling visit in the city. I generally lean toward going around with a guide that will clarify intriguing things about the historical backdrop of the city. Along these lines, I realize I can really see more about the things I’m seeing and I as a rule discover some pleasant, intriguing stories and fun realities.
2. TAKE A CITY TOUR
On the off chance that you don’t really have the foggiest idea what to do in Colombo or you’re burnt out on strolling around and need something additionally engaging rather, I suggest taking either an open deck transport visit or a tuk-tuk visit. These are two of your most ideal decisions for Colombo touring!
We took the open twofold decker visit and, on our way, we saw many fascinating sights, for example, the Second World War Memorial, the Lotus Tower (tallest self-upheld working in South Asia), the Old Parliament Building, the Town Hall, the Independence Memorial Hall, the Old Colombo Dutch Hospital, Dawatagaha Jumma Masjid Mosque and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Essentially all the notable attractions in Colombo!
In case you’re a foodie the same amount as I am, know there is likewise the chance of taking a road food strolling visit in Colombo! The guide will take you to taste 5-6 bona fide Sri Lankan dishes from the road slows down and neighborhood eateries (container, kottu, dhal, fish and that’s only the tip of the iceberg). I would have taken it in the event that I thought about it before in light of the fact that it seems like so much fun!
3. VISIT GANGARAMAYA TEMPLE
Situated close to Beira Lake, Gangaramaya Temple is a Buddhist sanctuary and really one of the most seasoned and most significant sanctuaries of Colombo. What’s more, it’s exceptionally lovely too, I should include, so it’s no big surprise that it’s one of the most celebrated attractions in the city!
Since this Buddhist sanctuary is really an extraordinary learning community for local people, they additionally have an on location exhibition hall with a huge assortment of old relics that I suggest you look at. In addition, you certainly can’t miss the huge, vivid Buddha situated inside Gangaramaya sanctuary! On a comparative note, be mindful so as not to miss one of the most intriguing antiquities: the world’s littlest Buddha sculpture!
FUN FACT: They even have a vintage Rolls Royce shown inside Gangaramaya Museum, just as the first Mercedes that was brought to Sri Lanka, did you realize that?
4. Respect THE RED MOSQUE
The Red Mosque, otherwise called (Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque), is a lovely structure and perhaps the most seasoned mosque in Colombo. It really appears as though no other mosque I have ever observed!
Lamentably, despite the fact that it’s up high on my rundown of spots to visit in Colombo, Sri Lanka, you can just appreciate it all things considered, as just Muslim individuals can head inside.
Gracious, coincidentally, the mosque is found near Pettah Market, which I will discuss underneath!
FUN FACT: Ever since it was built toward the start of the only remaining century (in 1908, to be more exact), the mosque has been a symbol for the mariners who went to the port of Colombo. It’s that dazzling!
5. VISIT THE PETTAH MARKET COLOMBO
Investigating one of the nearby Sri Lankan markets is a really true involvement with Colombo and Sri Lanka all in all, regardless of whether you don’t accepting anything! I truly cherished this experience while I was there and I suggest it as probably the best spot to find in Colombo.
Pettah Market in Colombo is an extraordinary spot to visit in the city. It’s situated in the middle, in the Pettah area, and I prescribe going there to see local people purchase new produce, nuts, dried fish and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. It’s likewise an extraordinary spot to become acclimated to the neighborhood fixings utilized in Sri Lanka – I saw many fascinating looking foods grown from the ground there! The business sectors are really a spot brimming with life and probably the best thought in the event that you need to understand, direct, the valid vibe and mix in with local people.
Directly over the road from Pettah Market you’ll discover Pettah Floating Markets and you can go for a short stroll there also. They’re not actually like the gliding markets in Vietnam, for instance, but instead certain slows down in the city, close to the water – still one of the pleasant things to find in Colombo, however!