Colombo Tourist Guide

Colombo Tourist Guide - Destination Overview
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  • Location: Colombo,Sri Lanka -
  • Nearest Airport: Colombo
  • Nearest Train Station: Colombo
  • How to reach: Colombo Airport is well connected Globally with all major flights reaching Colombo..


Colombo is the capital, and largest city of Sri Lanka and a popular tourist destination. Galle Face Green is a ribbon of green space located in the heart of the city along the Indian Ocean coast, and is a popular destination for tourists and residents alike.

Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo. The temple's architecture demonstrates an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese architecture.

The Viharamahadevi Park (formerly Victoria Park) is an urban park located next to the National Museum of Colombo and the Town Hall, Colombo Town Hall It is the oldest and largest park in Colombo and features a large Buddha statue.


Things to Do in Colombo

Plays 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.

Enjoy a City Tour

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

Eat Some Seafood on Mt Lavinia Beach

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

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.

Indulge in a Massage at One Of Colombo’s Spas

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

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.

Hindu Temples in Colombo

Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ( 61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka) :- Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo, Sri Lanka, being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence.

Today Gangaramaya is not only as a place of worship; it is also a centre of learning. It has main features of a Vihara (temple), the Cetiya (Pagoda) the Bodhitree, the ViharaMandiraya, the Simamalaka and the Relic Chamber. In addition, a museum, a library, residential hall, a three-storied Pirivena, educational halls and an alms hall are also on the premises


Climate of Colombo

Sri Lanka is a typical example of a tropical zone, with a well defined summer and winter, interspersed by two monsoons – the south-west monsoon (in May-August) and the north-east monsoon (in October-January). The climate is generally temperate, with temperatures rarely rising above 35? C. The central highlands have a much cooler climate with mean temperatures hovering at a comfortable 16 degrees dition, the final day of the four devales (Vishnu, Natha,

Best Time to Visit Sri Lanka

Fortunately for most tourists (and for the local economy, which is largely dependent on tourism as a source of income!), Sri Lanka’s climate is pretty balmy – cool, pleasant and without the extremes of temperature encountered in countries like India.

Ideally, the best time to visit Sri Lanka is either between December and March, if you’re headed for the highlands or the west and south coasts, or between May and September, if you’re visiting the east coast.


‘Popular speak’, and impacting the weather for tourists, there are four seasons plus two gray areas following the main monsoons. Monsoon is a wind pattern, deciding the waves/currents at sea and until some extent the rains on the land.

Northeast monsoon, mid December-February, meaning bad weather on East coast and       good dry weather in Southwest.First intermonsoon, popularly defined as June and first half of July. Metrology defines it a bit differently. Southwest monsoon, second half of July through September. Good weather on East coast; on Southwest it’s still nice sunny mornings, but cloud build-up at some point in the afternoon followed by brief heavy showers. South western sea has heavy currents and waves.Secondintermonsoon, generally from late October until mid December.