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Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Much more than a gateway to the beaches, temples and tea plantations that make Sri Lanka so appealing, the historic port of Colombo is a city quickly reclaiming its former glories, thanks to a slew of high-end hotel and restaurant openings. The sweeping boulevards and grand government buildings of the Fort district stand in stark contrast with the chaotic traffic and bustling markets at Pettah, while Mount Lavinia’s “Golden Mile” of beaches offers a quick retreat from the bustle of the city.

Must Experience

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Galle Face Green  

Galle Face Green

Gangarama Vihara Tem...

A legacy of Sri Lanka’s rich cultural history, this temple, set on former marshland on the bank of Beira Lake, features an ec...

What to eat  

What to eat

Hikkaduwa Beach  

Hikkaduwa Beach

Anuradhapura  

Anuradhapura

Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque  

Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque

Useful Tips

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Where to stay  

Where to stay

Poya  

Poya

Getting around

Colombo is a sprawling and congested city, which makes getting around an experience. One of the most affordable – if hair-rai...

About City

  • Flying time from Singapore4 hours 15 minutes
  • CurrencySri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
  • Airport to city32 kilometers

Fast Facts

  • Airport taxInternational flights LKR7,000
  • ClimateFairly temperate all year round, with monsoon seasons from May to August, and from October to January.
  • Best time to goDuring the dry season (January to April)
  • ActivitiesCheck out the temples and museums, admire colonial architecture, or take a day trip to nearby destinations like Galle and Kandy.