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Sri Lanka is undoubtedly a gorgeous little nation on the Indian Ocean, but the city of Colombo, the country's executive and judicial centre is particularly exquisite. It is located on the island's west coast, adjacent to the Greater Colombo region, and is known as 'The garden city of the West.' It is a tiny planet in itself, with a population of over 5.6 million people. The magnificent city is the very soul of the whole country. The city of Colombo is nothing short of spectacular, with picturesque scenery, stirring mountains, luscious green tea fields, and golden beaches. The nation is brimming with breathtaking natural, historic, and cultural sights, each more picture-perfect than the last.

In Colombo, there is no shortage of tourist attractions. In reality, you will be pressed for time during your stay. It becomes quite difficult to plan your day when the city has so much to offer. From significant places like the Gangaramaya Temple, which will broaden your understanding of South Asian cultures and beliefs, to the amazing Galle Face Green popular for beautiful sunsets, the list goes on and on. Viharamahadevi Park and Independence Square are also must visit.

Colombo also offers plenty of entertaining activities, just as it offers plenty of tourist attractions. Colombo’s day tour offers a diverse selection of adventure excursions. In addition to all of the adrenaline-pumping activities like scuba diving and snorkelling, there are several opportunities to just relax and unwind like spa and yoga sessions. Except for the dry season between January and March, Colombo sees intermittent rainfall throughout the year. This is the coldest time of year, with minimal humidity, making it perfect for sightseeing in Colombo, and enabling the visitors to enjoy their trip to the maximum possible level.
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It was quite a long trip, I was actually very interesting with the itinerary as the listed was very fulfilling... The tour operator was very responsive and helpful... the trip was for 7-days and 6-night but still since day one till the last day of our trip we do not face any kind of a problem at all, as the person who guided us was very informative, professional and detail about each step we talked and even shared nice stories of the place... by the way, Stays, foods, and activity was truly amazing...Go for it this tour won't disappoint you.
Amazingly organized by Thrillophilia, this tour is very satisfying as in one package we get all that we are looking for, The arrangement and all were nice and comfortable, talking about the place it is truly a paradise on earth, Each place we visited wow us with its beauty, We get transfers from one place to the other in a very comfortable, clean and spacious vehicle along with a very skillful driver plus very friendly and knowledgable about the place shared with us the history, culture and even the experienced, We covered all the places which had been decided and per planned by the expert which we miss nothing from it, We all really enjoyed during the visit to the elephant orphanage, National Park jeep safari, waterfall, temples, plantation, shopping, etc ... The whole trip was exciting, fun, and unforgettable. I would really suggest this package to all my loved once...
The trip was absolutely great, full of excitment and happiness throughout. This tour is a complete package which you'll experience never like before, We visited the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which we interact with the cute baby elephant, feeding, bathing, and watching at them we forget all the stress. The gardens, the lake, strawberry plantation, national park, shopping, and all were truly enjoyable...We visited Bentota there we spend our leisure time on the beach and participated in thrilling adventure watersport activity. Lastly, we explore Colombo like anything... Overall it was really a great tour that will be remembered for a lifetime.
The entire journey on this tour was super AWESOME!!! the management was very supportive and helpful at any time we need any kinds of a helps, I and my partner really appreciate with the overall arrangement from the comfortable and standard stayed we had, the transfers were very comfortable and safe with good drivers which we had great sightseeing of the place, we had an amazing time on watersport activities, great walked on the beach, nice foods we had. Places we covered were simply great like a botanical garden, temple, church, great shopping with fair price...Overall the trip was memorable...
It was a very comfortable ride from Colombo to Negombo as the driver was very professional. Got the deal at the best price.
This was the first time I had booked our holiday from an online vendor and I am extremely satisfied with the services of Thrillophilia. It was truly a great deal to crack at the time when everything was pricy.
I booked a tour to Sri Lanka from Jaipur, which was an excellent experience.The tour comprised of various sightseeing places and happening activities. The country has places enriched with bio-diversity. It was convenient booking with Thrillophilia, as it was pre-planned.Thanks Thrillophilia.
It was amazing tour of Srilanka.Everything arranged was on time and was proper from food to stay to transfers. I will surely recommend to everyone.
I use to book with this trustworthy company ( Thrillophilia ) for my short tours but this was my first booking for the long tour ( International package ) I knew about the company policy and service which is why I'm comfortable...The agent helps me with many options packages which I choose with this one...The representative already waited for us at the airport before the time gave...The picked-up transport was good, spacious and comfortable, the hotel they provided was very good, We start the trip as per itinerary which is well planned and we follow according to it, the entire places we visited was lovely, the place has its amazing scenic beauty for sure will give you a good photograph... it was hard to describe each place in details as words were less to describe the beauty of it...A nice tour guide who was detailed about each place...Now I'm ready for the next tour...
Amazing holiday package by Thrillophilia, My family and I had a great experience and we really enjoyed a lot the whole trip, the arrangement was totally excellent, the hotels were very comfortable and the transport too, the meals there was truly delicious especially seafood. To be honest from the beginning till the end we didn't face any difficulty at all...and one thing we really like about was the service we get from this company when we had any questions we just called the support number and the agent instantly took actions on it, the places in Sri Lanka was truly paradise, the scenic beauty of the place worth recommending lots of pictures we took, We were very glad that we didn't miss anything on this tour...The most fun which my kids like it so much was the visit to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which they had a great time feeding and bathing the innocent creatures. the Sacred Tooth Relic is well-maintained and the art was just lovely... At Bentota, we enjoyed the sightseeing of the place, beach, and many watersport activities...and lots more...the place really amazed us with its beauty... we learn a lot about the place and its culture...Worthwhile tour

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  1. Which are the best places to visit in Colombo?

    1. Gangaramaya Temple: The Gangaramaya Temple, one of Colombo's most prominent Buddhist temples, is recognized for its peaceful settings and soothing atmosphere. The temple is situated on the shores of the famed Beira Lake and is particularly talked about for its magnificent architecture. Gangaramaya is a Buddhist study center as well as a place of prayer.

    Old people's homes, a vocational school, and an orphanage are all part of the temple's Buddhist humanitarian activity. The temple is particularly lovely and welcoming to people of various faiths and religions. The unique blend of cultural and architectural styles between the Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese styles will definitely leave you awestruck. This splendid architectural marvel still attracts a footfall of thousands from all over the world. 

    Location: 1 Sri Jinarathana Rd, Colombo 00200, Sri Lanka
    Timing: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    2. Galle Face Green: Presenting to you Colombo's largest open area, The Galle Face Green. It is a 5-hectare flat strip of land between Galle Road and the Indian Ocean . This is a popular place for kids, sellers, teenagers, couples, kite flyers, merrymakers, and anybody else who wants to enjoy their favorite activities while enjoying the open air adjacent to the sea.

    Serving as a popular gathering spot for children, teenagers, couples, kite fliers, merrymakers, and anybody else who wants to enjoy their favorite hobbies in the open air next to the sea with cool breeze and bustling crowd. On a drone's view it's a lovely stretch of land surrounded by lofty skyscrapers and buildings and covered in flora. The sweet chaos and the subdued magnificent sunsets will definitely have you by heart.

    Location: 
    56 Colombo - Galle Main Rd, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    3. Viharamahadevi Park: What about some best scenic blissful Srilankan spots ready to serve you with amazing waterfalls and bonsai gardens. Viharamahadevi Park is one of the oldest parks in Colombo, and is especially graceful when it is the blooming season in spring. It has everything you want for being a perfect epicenter of waterfalls, strolling pathways, and beautiful flowers.

    It's a must visit place for travellers visiting Sri Lanka and Colombo. People are frequently seen soaking up the rays, having picnics, and enjoying the light wind. The Park has a beautiful and well-maintained landscape. Every nook and cranny of the park is ideal for maintaining your social media feed and making a real buzz. Don't forget to check out the park's mini museum with a variety of aqua life.

    Location: Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
    Timing: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    4. Independence Square: An historic place of importance in the history of Sri Lanka and even now a place of prestige and independence. Independence square is a must visit place if you are visiting Colombo. Built to mark Sri Lanka's independence from British rule in 1948, The Independence Memorial Hall is located on a large tree-lined promenade that dates back to colonial times.

    The hall is intricately designed and decorated to be used for ceremonial purposes. It's an open-sided rectangle with ornately placed columns with statues of seated lions encircling it. You can stop by to relax in the shade of lined and maintained trees and enjoy a garden with fountains.

    Location: WV38+PXX, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka

    5. National Museum: Undoubtedly of Lankan pride , this place holds a definite place in our list for its maintained atmosphere and peripheral boundaries with the sense of royal architecture and palace-like appearance. The National museum of Colombo serves as the largest museum in the island country. Housing it's shelter to a lot of rare collections of artifacts, cultural preserves and marks of authentic royal families which includes the throne and the beautiful crown of Kandyan monarch.

    It's a well maintained area with lush green meadows and beautiful fountains, really making this place a perfect snapshot to upload. Visitors will definitely love the large collection of demon masks marking the Lankan culture with antique swords, cannons and guns of the colonial times. This place is definitely a knowledge visit and a memorable encounter.

    Location: Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
    Timing: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    6. Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque: Undoubtedly the island country is not only home of rich culture, but definitely a place to cherish different religions and cultures. Predominantly inhabiting parts of Hinduism, Buddhism it also embarks the presence of a magnificent puric minaret called as the Red Mosque or the Jami Ul-Alfar Masjid. Towering over the crowded neighborhood and bustling city life the mosque presents its gleaming beauty with lights at night time.

    This mosque is a popular tourist attraction, with visitors from all over the world flocking to see the wealth of historical structures. When it comes to the mosque's walls, they are incredibly lovely and colorful and patterned with white and red lines.

    Location: Pettah district, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    7. Pettah Floating Market: The calmer atmosphere will surely attract you, if you are simply looking for a stroll and some window shopping, as well as some romantic couples looking to spend some time together on a date. Shops include clothing and shoe stores, snack booths, and a few small general stores. Visiting the floating market you would surely get the smell of government dedication to rebrand the place.

    When Colombo embarked on a series of major beautifying efforts, this section of Pettah was a top priority and now it's the calming floating market. The décor is simple, with cement cubes serving as seating along the path, which was shaded by red umbrellas. These are the features that will definitely draw your attention and make you want to walk in and take a look around. These sittings, together with the canal's quiet waters, create a fantastic experience!

    Location: W E Bastian Mawatha, Colombo 01000, Sri Lanka
    Timing: 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM

    8. Colombo Lotus Tower: If you're planning a trip to the nation, this tower is a must-see. It primarily functions as a television and radio transmission tower. It acts as a transmission and communication tower as well as offers a variety of recreational activities. In the tower, tourists can visit banquet halls, hotels with suites, shopping malls, restaurants, museums, auditoriums, and a lot more.

    The lotus tower is one of Colombo's most famous landmarks, and because of its vast size, it can be seen from as far as 10 kilometers away. Colombo's lotus tower is the tallest skyscraper in the country. It's definitely a must see for the modern Marvel of human architecture. A complete aerial view of the whole town right in the high base of the tower will definitely leave a perfect impression on your mind.

    Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

    9. Seema Malakaya: Seema Malakaya is a Buddhist temple in the center of Colombo that is primarily utilized for meditation and repose rather than worship. The temple is located in Beira Lake and is a few hundred meters to the east of the Gangaramaya Temple. Seema Malakaya also acts as a monks' assembly hall.

    Its fame stems from three factors: modern architecture, religious significance, and cultural significance. It's undoubtedly a must visit to witness the temple's architecture is a wonderful blend of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese styles.

    Location: Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    10. Beira Lake: In the view is one of the most astounding landmarks of the island nation. High-rise structures offer amazing vistas that stand crystal clear on the horizon, giving the lake it's perfect sublime view of tranquility. Everything in and around the lake comes together to form a Colombo eye-candy masterpiece.

    It provides a wholesome package of guaranteed excitement, including adventure, boat trip, picnic, pilgrimage, and plenty of quiet time to yourself. It's an amazing place being the perfect crossroad for people of every age group. In and around the lake, you can see cormorants, storks, egrets, monitor lizards, pelicans and other fish. Additionally, there are a number of places within the lake grounds that you may choose to visit. 
  2. What are the best things to do in Colombo?

    1. Take the City tour on bus: Simply walking through the streets of Colombo is a once-in-a-lifetime event that will give you a flavor of Sri Lankan city life. A better way to stride along and save some time is to take the bus.

    With pauses at different stops you will get the full time to explore the whole bustling crowded cosmopolitan city life of Lanka . Markets, downtown streets, the colonial cultural sites, religious sites and other tourist attractions are a sure look out. Accessing this picturesque island nation through its streets is possibly the best way to explore Lanka by the veins.

    2. Try Playing Golf at Royal Golf Club: Embarking the title of "finest and oldest" golf club of Sri Lanka, The Royal Golf club has been an indispensable royal matter. This elegant club not only allows club members to have a shot at golf, it let's visitors have a try and experience golfing.

    Welcome yourself to a convial place to relish your blues and make new connections and run some scores. Golfing at the Royal Colombo Golf Club, a landmark of colonial heritage in Sri Lanka and a sporting establishment established by the British for golf aficionados. It's definitely one of the luxury activities to do in Colombo.

    Location: Model Farm Rd, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Timing: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    3. Visit Colombo Dutch Museum: The museum houses around 3000 objects, including furniture, coins, ceramics, and weaponry, all of which illustrate various aspects of Dutch culture. All of this demonstrates the wide range of activities that have taken place within the Colombo Dutch Museum.

    More importantly this astounding two-storeyed building gives you an essence of Dutch architecture and humble collections. On hot summer days, the courtyard in front of the museum building provides a shady haven for tourists under the canopy of fruit-laden trees. So go ahead and pay a visit to the Colombo Dutch Museum, which has stood the test of time for hundreds of years and continues to do so now.

    Location: CPP Building, Prince Street, Colombo 01100, Sri Lanka
    Timing: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    3. Explore the Pettah: It is a well-known multi-religious and multi-ethnic neighborhood. There are the temples that can be found here. Mosques echoing with evening Namaz and crossed relics of Christ demonstrating that all religions are valued equally. Walking through the streets of Pettha you will explore the area known for its local bazaars, where the materials available are one-of-a-kind and mostly handcrafted.

    Unlike the share of culture here you can witness inhabitants of many religions and castes, such as Hindus, muslims , Christian etc. When you learn more about Pettah, you will discover that it is a sweet chaotic place with many small shops and varied handcrafted materials with colourful fabrics. It's gridlock with crossed streets and bustling with small scale businesses where you can negotiate better deals of items.

    4. Enjoy at Leisure World Water Park: For the ultimate day of fun in Sri Lanka, Leisure World Water Park features waterslides, coasters, and kid-friendly entertainment. Leisure World, the country's first park of its sort, is a must-see destination for adrenaline seekers and families. Leisure World is definitely a complete day out plan, with a swimsuit rental store, canteens, and a variety of other attractions in addition to the water rides.

    After a long day of fun, satisfy your hunger at this excellent cafe, which serves delectable fast food and cool beverages. In the evening, before leaving the amusement park, unwind by the water. Simply take in the enticing ambiance of dusk and lose yourself in the sunset's hues. You'll leave this park with a refreshed body and a cheerful spirit.

    Location: Avissawella Rd, Hanwella, Sri Lanka
    Timing: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    5. Eat Seafood at Mt Lavinia Beach: A beach vacation is ideal for individuals who want to get away from the city's hustle and bustle and simply enjoy the peace and tranquillity that the beaches provide. Being in the island country , surrounded with water, beaches are a must visit. Undoubtedly Sri Lanka is the best place to visit for a beach vacation with crystal clear waters. Taking a swim and escaping the summer heat is an experience that cannot be paralleled to anything else.

    The beach strip, which is lined with a variety of taverns and restaurants along the shoreline, is a great area to sample some of the best seafood ranging from stingray soups to roasted fish and the flavoury street food. Because of its proximity to the city, the beach is popular with locals on weekends, but it is usually empty and quiet during the week. Eating the greatest seafood in town at one of the many eateries along the beach surely can't be missed.

    Location: Mount Lavinia Beach, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka

    6. Take a relaxing spa session: Right when you have been exhausted and low with a lot of strolls and sightseeing places in neighbourhood Colombo, Sri Lanka serves as the mid ground of herbal medicines and ayurvedic treatment. These spas provide a variety of treatments and techniques to help you re energize or relax.

    Spas in Sri Lanka provide a relaxing experience for anyone wishing to unwind from the stresses of daily life or find relief from the pain of a serious illness. These spas frequently blend traditional massages with yoga and Ayurveda, giving its guests a truly holistic experience. It's a sure add on to your bucket list.

    Location: 05B-SEA AVENUE, Galle Rd, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka

    7. Scuba Diving: Scuba diving in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is one of the country's greatest attractions. It is regarded as a scuba diving enthusiast's heaven. Many coral reefs, magnificent wrecks, and vegetation with a diverse marine life can be found in Colombo. Fish life, wrecks, and coral reefs, particularly black coral trees, are among the best sights in Colombo.

    Underwater photography and macro enthusiasts will enjoy scuba diving in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Inside the shallow water, divers may panther turbots, Napoleon fish, crocodile fish and white eared moray.There are popular scuba diving locations having a well-equipped dive center and training facility.

    Location: Wave Seafood and Grill Restaurant, De Alwis Pl, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, SriLanka
    Timing: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    8. Go for a Tea & Herb Tour: While Sri Lanka offers a diverse range of activities, other lesser-known but fascinating aspects of its tourism. Accessing a family-run tea plantation where you can learn everything about your favorite cup of tea, from picking tea leaves to refining.

    A short drive to the city's tea farms, where you can observe the sumptuous process of Ceylonese tea manufacturing in an estate with an in-house workshop, is one of the most fascinating things to do in Colombo. You can also participate in a blind tea tasting session, in which you must distinguish between distinct tea flavors.

    Location: No 574 Galle Rd, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
    Timing: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    9. Shopping: If you're planning a vacation to Sri Lanka soon, make sure you go shopping like the locals! Lanka will entice you to see what this lovely country has to offer its visitors on its streets and downtown markets. Anyone who has visited this beautiful island nation knows that shopping in Sri Lanka is nothing short of a thrill.

    There's a lot to take home, from wonderfully created jewelry to batiks and more, at costs you'll be happy to pay. As you ramble around the bustling lanes of Colombo's open-air Pettah Market, it's arguably the greatest place to recognize and absorb the true flavor of Sri Lankan life.

    Location: Prince Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Timing: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  3. What is Colombo known for?

    Colombo City is specially known as being one of the most important port cities of the Indian Ocean. It is home to one of the largest artificial harbours in the world that is responsible for the majority of foreign trade. Apart from this, Colombo is also very much famous for its old age architecture and historical monuments.
  4. What is the best time to visit Colombo?

    The best time to visit Colombo would be from the month of December to the month of March. At this time of the year, Colombo enjoys  a moderate and pleasant climatic condition.
  5. How to reach Colombo?

    - By Air: Colombo can be reached by taking a flight to its main airport, Bandaranaike International Airport. The airport is located in Katunayake which is about an hour drive from Colombo. You will find regular flight services from India, Southeast Asia, Europe, Australia, Middle East and the United States.
    - By Rail: Colombo has got superb road connectivity which connects all the important cities of Sri Lanka like Matara, Badulla, Kankesanturai and Talaimannar. This is also considered to be the cheapest means of transport. 
    - By Bus: Colombo can also be reached by taking a bus from some of its neighbouring cities. The main bus traffic is handled by the Central Bus Stand.
  6. How is the weather in Colombo?

    Colombo has got a tropical monsoon climate which remains hot all throughout the year. It experiences a hot summer climate from the month of March to the month of April and there is a climate change from the month of April to the month of June when the monsoon arrives. The maximum average day temperature remains around 31 degree celsius on an average while the minimum night time temperature remains 22 degree celsius on an average.
  7. Is Colombo safe for tourists?

    Yes, Colombo is a very safe place for tourists to visit as it is very much calmer and offers a safe environment for tourists. You will also come across improved security forces at all hotspots guarding the precious lives.
  8. What to buy in Colombo?

    - Gems and Jewelry
    - Ceylon Tea
    - Sri Lankan Sarees
    - Sarongs
    - Elephant and Buddha Figurines
    - Ayurvedic Beauty Products
    - Spices
    - Raksha Masks
    - Batik Print Fabrics
    - Handlooms
    - Antiques
    - Moonstone Carvings
    - Dumbara Products
    - Sri Lankan Lace
    - Sri Lankan Paintings
  9. What is the best food to try in Colombo?

    - Fish ambul thiyal (sour fish curry)
    - Kottu
    - Kukul mas curry (chicken curry)
    - Parippu (dhal curry)
    - Lamprais
    - Hoppers (appa or appam)
    - Polos (green jackfruit curry)
    - Wambatu moju (eggplant/brinjals pickle)
    - Gotu kola sambol (pennywort salad)
    - Kiribath with lunu miris
  10. What are the best things to do in Colombo at night?

    1. Fun at Casino: Surely nothing can match the hot shot gambling night life of Sri Lanka's casinos. And cherry on top of the cake factor is, gambling is legalized in the island country. Casinos are known for their warm hospitality, trust, and respect. The casino provides complimentary drinks and delectable delicacies to the players. The casino is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can come whenever you like.

    2. Enjoy drinks at Rhythm and Blues Nightclub: It has a warm and pleasant ambience, and its cuisine is famed for its delectable finger appetizers and top-notch cocktails. If you're with a group of pals, it's a fantastic place to party in Sri Lanka's capital.

    3. Party at Loft Lounge Bar: It's a great location to unwind and refresh, with arty and unique interiors. This Bar is a lovely and friendly and classy hangout bar that offers delicious food and great drinks.

    4. Dance the night away at Sky Lounge: This is one of the trendiest additions to Colombo's buzzing nightlife. Sky Lounge can be listed as one of the best hippy nightclubs in Colombo with fantastic parties, beverages, and inventive cuisine items on the menu.

    5. Watch sunset at Mount Lavinia: Mount Lavinia is one of the best sites in Colombo to admire the beauty of the sunset. In the area, there are a number of excellent hotels with all of the required amenities. So, after admiring the splendor of the sunset, you can spend the night at one of them.
  11. Which are the best beaches to visit in Colombo?

    1. Negombo beach: This is one of Sri Lanka's most well-known beaches. Negombo is the ideal location for a relaxing day in the sun if you're seeking for stunning Colombo beaches. Negombo is a charming seaside town approximately an hour's drive from Colombo. Scuba diving, snorkeling, kite surfing, and fishing are just a few of the thrilling water sports available at the beach park.

    2. Kalpitiya Beach: Kalpitiya Beach is a must-visit for everyone looking for a unique beach experience near Colombo. This is where you may go on an early morning boat excursion to see whales, dolphins, and other sea creatures flipping their tails and playing in the beautiful clear waters. Although Kalpitiya is 160 kilometers from Colombo, you will find that it is well worth the visit.

    3. Unawatuna Beach: On your route to Unawatuna Beach in Colombo, you should make a pit stop here. The lovely beach village is ideal for purchasing handicrafts and jewelry to take home. One of the things you must do is go for a stroll on the beach early in the morning to experience spectacular views of the sea and see tiny sea turtles, making it one of Colombo's most charming beaches.

    4. Bentota Beach: This is the ideal location for water sports and adventure in the sea, as well as spending a weekend relaxing in the sun. Bentota has a wide selection of accommodation alternatives for travelers, whether they want to stay in luxury or on a budget. Bentota Beach's waters are ideal for water skiing, sailing, and windsurfing, to name a few activities. This is one of the most gorgeous beaches in Colombo, and you should not miss it.
  12. Which are the best temples to visit in Colombo?

    1. Gangaramaya Temple Colombo: It is one of Colombo's most well-known sites of worship, falling under the category of Buddhist temples. The temple is made up of a collection of modern structures. In Sri Lanka, this temple is regarded as a significant monument.

    2. Sri Dalada Maligawa: The archaeological team brought the hallowed relic of Lord Buddha's tooth, which gave the temple its name. Local inhabitants believe that this religious relic has had a significant impact on Sri Lanka's political situation.

    3. Isipathanaramaya temple: The exquisite Buddhist images, figurines, and elaborate carvings placed in the interior walls will astound you. With mural paintings by Maligawe Sarlis, it is the epitome of great craftsmanship. Isipathanaramaya Temple is thought to be one of Colombo's oldest and most revered Buddhist temples.

    4. Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam: It is one of Colombo's most important and oldest Hindu temples, devoted to the gods Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva. Because of its religious significance, this temple is the major location for an important harvest celebration called Thai Pongal, which takes place every year.
  13. Which are the best casinos in Colombo?

    1. Ballys Casino: This is one of Colombo's most popular casinos, and it's on every tourist's evening itinerary. It is one of the most well-known brands in the industry. This casino has been in operation for a long time and offers security and protection to all of its visitors and is Colombo's largest casino. Customers can order delicious food and drinks from them.

    2. The Ritz Club: Another well-known casino in Colombo, which is also quite large and packed with people. This casino is noted for being Sri Lanka's largest. Customers move about this casino in a healthy mix of locals and visitors. The games and customer care given here are outstanding, and all of their regular customers rave about them. During the day, this location is bustling with people.

    3. Stardust Casino: The Stardust casino in Colombo, Sri Lanka, caters to the upper crust and provides guests with foreign facilities. The restaurant and bar are popular among the guests. The meals and drinks are of excellent quality. This is the place to go if you enjoy a fantastic casino with excellent service, food, and drink.

    4. Bellagio Casino: This casino is well-liked by both visitors and residents. Tourists are always playing around, and locals are always gambling their way through. This is one of the casinos that caters to guests from the middle class. This location is well-known for its nightlife and is noted for its fantastic atmosphere and vibe. There are numerous events and dances held here.
  14. Which are the best shopping places in Colombo and what are they famous for?

    A list of some of the best places for shopping in Colombo are :

    1. Odel : The quintessential lifestyle store is like a Sri-Lankan-style mini mall, where you can buy fashionable and relatively good-quality garments, along with books, shoes, beachwear, imported candy and other tempting things.

    Location: Alexandra Place, Colombo 7

    2. Paradise Road :
    It sells stunning minimalist homeware and souvenir. Prices are upscale but reasonable. There’s a small cafe on the premises.

    Location:
     Two outlets, one at 2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 3 and other at 213 Dharmapala Mawtha, Colombo 7.

    3. Barefoot :
    They have eclectic selection of elegant tablecloths, napkins, placemats and other garments. Prices aren’t less but its the best shop for high quality souvenirs. It has a lovely courtyard with charming cafes and restaurants.

    Location: 
    706 Galle Road, Colombo 3.

    4. House of Fashion:
    Here you’ll get good quality inexpensive garments in abundance, since it is the best wholesale retail store in Colombo.

    Location:
    101, D.S. Senanayake Mawatha, Colombo 8.

    5. Spa Ceylon:
    This Luxury Ayurveda Spa has their own line exemplary massage and personal care supplies. For these ‘luxury’ items you’ll obviously have to dish out some cash but it'll be worth it.

    Location:
    Outlets at Colombo Airport, Crescat Boulevard, Ward Place, Galle Fort and Kandy City Center.
  15. Which are the famous museums in Colombo?

    Colombo has several Museums holding significant artifacts, providing a glimpse in the country’s history. Some of them are :

    1. Colombo National Museum: The main museum in the country exhibiting a plethora of artefacts representing Sri Lanka’s rich history.

    Location: 
    Colombo7

    2. Dutch Period Museum:
    Within a 300 year old governor’s manor, this is a two storey house oozing centuries old Dutch architechture that remains untouched by time.

    Location:
     Colombo 1

    3. Independence Memorial Museum:
    Established with the objective of honouring national heros who were instrumental in gaining independence, it has rows and rows of statues of those who lead the movement.

    Location:
     Colombo 7

    4. National Museum of Natural History:
    Its the only museum in Sri lanka that showcases the natural heritage and diversity of life offered by the island. Species that are endemic to Sri Lanka are displayed through the vast collection of specimens.

    Location:
     Colombo 7

    5. Ape Gama:
    It’s an outstanding recreation of life in a Sri Lankan village.

    Location:
     Jana Kala Kendraya in Battaramulla