Sri Lanka is one of the most vibrant international destinations for a tourist and if visiting Sri Lanka, the capital Colombo, a port city, cannot be missed. Despite its small size, Colombo offers a varying selection of experience ranging from a tuktuk ride, a visit to Pettah market and eating Kottu to playing a round of golf at one of the colonial style golf clubs. Colombo is also home to some high end shopping destinations where you can fulfill your shopping appetite to the fullest.
A few things that you can indulge in while in Colombo are to play some good golf at the Royal Colombo Golf Club, one of the finest in the country and hop onto an open double decker bus and take a tour of the city. If this does not satisfy you, you can plan a visit the Mt. Lavinia Beach and enjoy some great sea food or do some open shopping and fill your hearts and bags with some designer stuff. You can even get some good massage at one of many Colombo’s famed spas. Apart from these, for the art lover in you, there is the Colombo National Museum where you can take in some fine arts like ancient paintings, sculptures and sketches dating back to 4th century BC as well as the Gangarama Vihara, one of the most venerable temples in the country, decorated with wonderful brass work, stone carvings, and other Buddhist art. Also a place of learning, it houses a museum, complete with residential hall.
For the adventurous tourist in you, go around the Dehiwala Zoological Garden, beautifully landscaped 30 acres in which a rich collection of mammals, birds, reptiles and fishes live in harmony with Nature. Of course, for entertainment there is Leisure World, Sri Lanka’s first Amusement Water theme Park, get wet and wild here. And lastly, for the party animal, freak out with the night life in Colombo, with some chilled out bars, Casinos and clubs.
When in Colombo, make sure you are checked into the Ramada Katunayake, Colombo’s finest hotel, only 10 mins from Colombo International Airport.