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12 Things To Do In Colombo

1. Play a round of Golf at the Royal Colombo Golf Club

The immaculately manicured greens of the Royal Colombo Golf Club have attracted golfers for 129 years, a slice of golfing history. Visitors welcome.

colombo golf club

 

2. Enjoy a City Tour

Hop on board the exciting open deck double decker of the Colombo City Tour to witness the charm of Colombo.

 

Double decker bus

 

3. Eat Some Seafood on Mt Lavinia Beach

Mt Lavinia is one of Colombo’s more laid back suburbs filled with great seafood restaurants on the golden beach and is named after Lavinia, the gypsy dancing girl who had a secret romance with one of Sri Lanka’s governors.

Lobster sea food

 

4. Do Some Last Minute Shopping

One of Sri Lanka’s best kept secrets 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.

Shopping in Colombo

 

5. Indulge in A Massage at one of Colombo’s Spas

Featuring serene surroundings and expert masseurs trained in everything from Swedish to Shiatsu.

Massage in colombo

 

6. Take in Some Art

The Colombo National Museum has some terrific examples of ancient paintings, sculptures and sketches dating back to the 4th century BC, while if it’s something contemporary you want, the city has a thriving arts scene, with many creative painters exhibiting in local galleries.

Sri Lankan Paintings

 

7. Visit a Temple

The Gangarama Vihara is 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.

Gangarama temple

 

8. Visit Dehiwala Zoological Garden

Beautifully landscaped 30 acres in which a rich collection of mammals, birds, reptiles and fishes live in harmony with Nature.

Spotted deer

 

9. 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.

Leisure world Colombo

 

10. 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.

Casinos colombo

 

11. 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 chilies, can’t resist.

Kottu roti colombo

12. Go for a ride in a Trishaw

These motorized three-wheeled chariots are the backbone of Sri Lankan transport – just remember to hang on for dear life!

Tuk Tuk Colombo