Colombo originally known as Kolomthota, is the commercial hub of Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Amidst the hustle and bustle of the central city lays exotic beaches and beautiful greenery that makes it the perfect tourist destination!
Situated in the West coast of the country, it is the most developed region. The tall sky scrapers, colonial era buildings, luxurious hotels and the bustling markets with a variety of fruits and vegetables, exquisite spices and the vibrant silks and clothes are a wonderful experience to any tourist. Colombo is the best place to visit in Sri Lanka for shopping and exciting nightlife.
Some of the most significant places to visit in Colombo is Fort with its colonial style buildings and street markets sprawling with items so cheap, you’d be surprised! The Vihara MahaDevi park, Galle Face green, Crow Island, National Museums, The Zoo, Independence square and Arcade, Nelum Pokuna theatre, Malls, Ape gama and not forgetting the multi-ethnic religious places of worship like the Gangarama Temple, Jami Ul Alfar mosque and the St.Lucias Cathedral are few of the best places to visit in Colombo.