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Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo

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Introduction

Colombo is Sri Lanka's boisterous commercial capital. The country's largest city is a dusty modern metropolis that sways chaotically to the rhythms and routines of Sri Lanka's rich cultural traditions. Situated on the western coast, the city was an important port during the British colonial days and the streets of the Fort area are dotted with colonial remnants. The Old Parliament Building is a prime example with it's neo-baroque styled façade, complete with imposing columns and a grand stone staircase.

Most of Colombo's colonial remnants have, sadly, been swallowed up by the city's insatiable appetite for movement, growth and development. Its history can still be explored through its quality museums, but the infectious enthusiasm for life today is what makes this city really special. Colombo marks the arrival point and the start of most Sri Lankan holidays and it can provide a full on attack on the senses, with local life sprawling unapologetically onto the streets.

Colombo is the gateway to Sri Lanka's historical interior and splendid ring of pristine beaches and sleepy seaside towns. So it's the perfect place to start a tailor made holiday of Sri Lanka, one of the most diverse and energetic countries in the Indian Ocean.

Special offers in Colombo

Sri Lanka's Ancient Kingdoms & East Coast Beaches

13-day tailor-made journey from £2,415 pp

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offer

– Save up to £260 pp
Book by: 02 October 2017

A tailor-made journey through Sri Lanka, visiting its most impressive ancient monuments and beautiful beaches as you explore Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Kandy, Polonnaruwa and more. Discover white-sand beaches, verdant tea plantations and architectural wonders dating back to the 11th century.

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Top itineraries in Colombo

Sri Lanka's Ancient Kingdoms & East Coast Beaches

13-day tailor-made journey from £2,415 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £260 pp
Book by: 02 October 2017

A tailor-made journey through Sri Lanka, visiting its most impressive ancient monuments and beautiful beaches as you explore Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Kandy, Polonnaruwa and more. Discover white-sand beaches, verdant tea plantations and architectural wonders dating back to the 11th century.

Sri Lankan Wildlife and Whales

9-day tailor-made journey from £2,160 pp incl. flights

A week-long trip to Sri Lanka, including the Sinharaja Rainforest, Yala National Park, and whale and dolphin watching on the south coast

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Top places to stay in Colombo

Galle Face Hotel, Colombo

Historic hotel

Galle Face Hotel is an iconic historic hotel that's situated in the heart of Colombo, on a beautiful seafront. The property is a historic 19th century building that was built in 1864 and has hosted royalty and celebrities. The Classic Wing is currently undergoing restoration.

Residence, Colombo

Small & intimate hotel

Residence by Uga Escapes is in a grand Victorian townhouse that's located in the heart of Colombo city

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When to go to Colombo

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