Prized by the Portuguese, Dutch and British, Colombo today is the vibrant and metropolitan capital of Sri Lanka. Travelers will enjoy glimpses of colonial Ceylon as they traverse through the busy streets of Fort, from the historic Red Mosque to the iconic Wolvendaal Dutch Church. Colombo has all that you’d expect of a dynamic capital; museums, art galleries, parks and beaches, a host of cafes, bars and restaurants, but retains a rather small town, sleepy feel for all that.
Savour authentic street food along the breezy Galle Face Green or visit the Gangaramaya Temple to experience the Buddhist way of Life. The traditional architecture of Independence Square and colonial hangovers such as the picturesque Mount Lavinia Hotel steeped in history and romantic folklore. From pub-quiz nights, to a vibrant theatre, art exhibitions, cinema, live music, to beach parties and cultural performances, Colombo is ideal for travelers and visitors keen on relaxing but also making the most of a night or two in an island city.