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Colombo

Sri Lanka - Colombo by night

Introduction to Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka is many visitors' entry and exit point to the country, although the international Bandaranaike Airport is a little way outside the city. Occupying a narrow strip of land beside the Indian Ocean, its architecture and public places reflect its multi-cultural history including British, Dutch and Portuguese. Here colonial mansions sit beside modern skyscrapers and away from the busy traffic-lined streets are quieter tree-lined boulevards.

With its wide array of shops, from a traditional bazaar to upmarket department stores, Colombo is well worth a couple of days' stopover for some souvenir browsing. Local jewels, estate teas, handicrafts, rich textiles and home furnishings are popular buys. Stay in one of the international grade hotels and enjoy the city’s highlights, including Independence Hall, Hindu temples, and colonial churches in the Fort, the Dutch Museum, Art Gallery and stroll on tranquil Galle Face Green where locals promenade beside the sea.

Close proximity to the international airport ensures that the long sandy beaches of the Negombo coast have become a popular destination for its beaches, blue lagoon famed for lobster harvesting, inland wetlands and coconut plantations. Although there is a small cluster of hotels strung alongside the sands, Negombo still retains its local character and daily life continues in its thriving fishing industry and the market.

Colombo is included in the itinerary of our Highlights of Sri Lanka Tour or you can tailor make your own holiday itinerary to include Colombo. Please call on 0203 384 0029 to discuss tailor-making your own itinerary.

Take a look at the Cinnamon Lakeside hotel in Colombo offered by Holiday Designers.

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Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo - 2017/18 Holidays

Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo - 2017/18 Holidays

This hotel normally forms part of a tailor-made itinerary and is also used while travelling on our Highlights of Sri Lanka Tour. We have great deals and the best rates for this hotel so please call us on 020 3384 0023 for prices and further information.

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