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Colombo

3.7
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city. Sightseeing in Colombo takes in the colonial British buildings dotted across town, as well as the towering skyscrapers in the business districts, and the modern developments along the waterfront. The older quarters offer interesting antique shops and eateries, a number of public parks and gardens harking back to the city's colonial past, and new shopping districts that house a number of stylish restaurants, cafes, and malls. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sri Lanka using our trip planner.
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Popular things to do in Colombo

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Religious Site
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Park
Galle Face Green
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Safari
Safaris
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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History Museum
Colombo National Museum
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Colombo

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Beach
Bentota Beach Bentota
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Negombo Beach Negombo
2.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Bentota
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Safari
Safaris Negombo
5.0
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Colombo

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Landmark
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Climbing Tour
Climbing Tours
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Tours in Colombo

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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Rail Tour
Rail Tours
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
5.0
Duration: 8 hours

Shopping in Colombo

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Shopping Mall
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Vogue Jewellers
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Barefoot
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Flea Market
Pettah
1.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Colombo

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Church
St Anthony's Shrine
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Seema Malakaya Temple
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Religious Site
Old Kathiresan Temple
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Religious Site
Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Multi-day Tour
DestinLanka Travels
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour
Sri Lankan Riders - Holiday & Tours
4.8
Duration: 6 hours
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Day Trip
Traumland Tours
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Mount Lavinia Beach
3.4
Duration: 3h 30 min