Things to Do in Colombo

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  • National Museum

    National Museum

    Established by Sir William Henry in 1877, the National Museum is an important tourist attraction in Colombo which houses the regalia of Sri Lanka. The largest museum in the country, the National Museum showcases some interesting artefacts and pieces of literature, which take you through the history of this port ...

    Museum
  • Viharamahadevi Park

    Viharamahadevi Park

    A heritage park that also happens to be the oldest one in Colombo, this blooming garden was developed when Sri Lanka was a British colony. Originally named Victoria Park, it was later renamed to Viharamahadev Park. This public park has many different varieties of trees which look extremely beautiful when they ...

    Park and Garden
  • Cinnamon Gardens

    Cinnamon Gardens

    Once home to cinnamon trees spread over vast acreage, the Cinnamon Gardens now showcase important buildings like the National Museum, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Town Hall of Colombo and the Independence Hall. It also has a lot of educational institutions and diplomat offices and residences. ...

    Landmark
  • Luxurious Hambantota-Shangri La Special

    Luxurious Hambantota-Shangri La Special

    Transfers from the airport will be provided in a coach.Breakfast and Dinner ...

    5 Days|4 Nights Rs. 42,670
  • Galle Face Green Promenade

    Galle Face Green Promenade

    A half-kilometre long stretch in Colombo that runs between the scenic Indian Ocean and the Galle Road, the Galle Face Green Promenade is not only an important landmark but also a favoured picnic spot amongst locals and tourists alike. One must try the local street food available here during the ...

    Landmark
  • Dehiwala Zoo

    Dehiwala Zoo

    The national zoo of Sri Lanka, it houses several species of birds, animals and reptiles within its 24-acre complex. Along with the wildlife, there is also an aquarium and a museum for visitors. The elephant show which is held every evening is the most favoured attraction at the Dehiwala Zoo. ...

    Zoo and Aquarium
  • Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque

    Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque

    This mosque located in the middle of the city is quite a sight in itself and also a big tourist attraction. Making its presence very evident with its unusually alternating white-and-rust colour scheme, this mosque is located at Second Cross Street in Pettah, and is also a popular landmark ...

    Religious Landmark
  • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple

    Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple

    The Gangaramaya Temple is strikingly beautiful, and it is also the most important place of worship for Buddhists in Sri Lanka. It is immaculately designed, with a hint of Chinese, Indian and Thai influence in its architecture. The Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple is quite a sight in itself. It also houses ...

    Religious
  • Wolvendaal Church

    Wolvendaal Church

    Along with being an important place of interest for the pious, this 18th-century church is quite famous for its architectural beauty and intricately laid interiors. The Wolvendaal Church was constructed during the Dutch times. ...

    Religious
  • Sri Kailawasanathar Swami Devasthanam

    Sri Kailawasanathar Swami Devasthanam

    Sri Kailawasanathar Swami Devasthanam is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Colombo, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Ganesha, and is a special attraction for Hindu travellers. The intricate carvings and brilliant architecture that the temple boasts of are some things to lookout for. In fact, the stunning architecture at ...

    Religious
  • World Spice Festival

    World Spice Festival

    A festival that celebrates the culinary heritage of Sri Lanka, the World Spice Festival is an important event in Sri Lanka. As the nation is known for its varied spice produce, an event dedicated to culinary tourism in Sri Lanka was only justified. The annual event brings together epicureans from ...

    Cultural
  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse is one of the lesser known but equally fascinating attractions of Colombo. Operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, the Lighthouse is 12 metres high and is built on a concrete base. The Lighthouse was built in 1952. Tourists and locals flock to the Lighthouse ...

    Monument
  • Zoological Gardens

    Zoological Gardens

    Founded in 1936, the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka is home a wide variety of wild animals and birds. The zoological garden was established with a vision of not only conservation and animal welfare but also breeding and research.

    The zoological garden also has an aquarium where ...

    Zoo/Aquarium For Kids
  • Khan Clock Tower

    Khan Clock Tower

    The Khan Clock Tower is a famous landmark in Colombo and oft visited by both tourists and locals. The clock tower is four stories high and marks the entry to the Pettah Market. The Khan Clock Tower was built by Bhikhajee and Munchershaw Framjee Khan of Bombay to honour ...

    Monument Landmark
  • Chabad House

    Chabad House

    Chabad Houses are places where traditional Judaism is disseminated. The Chabad House in Sri Lanka also works on the same lines. The Chabad House organizes various activities and services for people who visit the house. It offers services for all Jewish needs and has a synagogue, mikva, library and a ...

    Religious Monument
  • Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil

    Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil

    Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil is a sacred Hindu temple made entirely of granite. Located right in the center of Colombo, Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil flaunts a mesmerizing architectural pattern engraved in grey granite. Devotees from all over the island nation flock to the temple to pay their respects to the ...

    Religious Monument
  • Dutch Period Museum

    Dutch Period Museum

    The Dutch Museum in Colombo chronicles the history of Dutch colonial rule in Sri Lanka. The museum itself is housed in the Old Dutch House. The Dutch House, built in the 17th century, is beautiful and well maintained. The building was restored in 1981 and the museum was opened to ...

    Museum
  • Green Path

    Green Path

    If you want to see talented young Sri Lankan artists and their artwork on display, you have got to visit the Green Path, now known as Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha. The Green Path is a two-way road that outlines the Victoria Park, now known as Viharamadevi Park.

    Every weekend, ...

    Cultural
  • St Peter’s Church

    St Peter’s Church

    St. Peter’s Church was originally the banquet hall of the Dutch Governor. It was converted into a church and first sued for prayers and ceremonies in 1821. The interior of the church is mostly sparse and not much to talk about except for the original wood ceiling and a plethora ...

    Religious
  • St Thomas Chapel

    St Thomas Chapel

    St. Thomas Chapel is a part of the St. Thomas Anglican Church and school by the same name. The chapel is famous for its breathtaking mural of transfiguration done by renowned Sri Lankan artist David Paynter. The chapel’s choir service that sings the carols during Christmas is equally famous among ...

    Religious
  • Colombo National Museum

    Colombo National Museum

    The Colombo National museum was established on January 1, 1877 by the then British Governor of Ceylon – Sir William Henry Gregory. The Colombo National Museum is the largest museum in Sri Lanka and is a treasure trove of knowledge. The National Museum has on display various documents, artifacts and ...

    Museum
  • Old Town Hall

    Old Town Hall

    The Old Town Hall is located in the Main Street , Pettah and is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Colombo. Designed by J.G. Smither, an architect in the Public Works Department during the British rule in Sri Lanka, the Old Town Hall was opened in 1873.

    Monument Museum
  • Seema Malaka Temple

    Seema Malaka Temple

    Seema Malaka Temple is the assembly hall for monks at the Gangaramaya Vihara Buddhist Temple, one of the most famous temples in Sri Lanka. The reason for its fame is three fold – modern architecture, religious importance and cultural significance. The architecture of the temple is a perfect harmony of ...

    Religious Monument
  • Wolvendaal Church

    Wolvendaal Church

    THE Wolvendaal Church is a reminder of the Dutch architecture. Built in 1749, the Woldendaal Church today is the most important Dutch era building in Sri Lanka. The church is in the form of a Greek cross. Inside the church, the pew boasts of exquisite ebony chairs. The craftsmanship on ...

    Religious Monument
  • St. Paul’s Church

    St. Paul’s Church

    One of the oldest churches in Sri Lanka, St. Paul’s Church is now a part of the Anglican Church of Ceylon. The church is a small one but quite popular among tourists as well as locals owing to its religious and historical importance. The church was first built by the ...

    Religious
  • R Premadasa Stadium

    R Premadasa Stadium

    The R. Premadasa Stadium is the biggest cricket stadium in Sri Lanka. It has the capacity to accommodate more than 35,000 spectators at a time. It is also one of the most important and famous cricket stadiums in Sri Lanka, having hosted more than 100 one day internationals. The idea ...

    Sports Monument
  • Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple

    Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple

    Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple is one of the more recently built Buddhist temples in Colombo. The temple was built by D.D. Pedris in 1916 in memory of his fallen son, Henry Pedris, who was falsely accused and executed by the British for inciting racial riots. He was proven innocent later.

    Religious
  • Law Courts of Hulftsdorp

    Law Courts of Hulftsdorp

    The area of Hulftsdorp Hill is very busy and crowded owing to courts’ complex which has law offices and courts scattered all around the place. The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and the Court of Appeals is situated in this area. Most of the other courts are also situated around ...

    Monument
  • Old Parliament Building

    Old Parliament Building

    Built in the neo-baroque style of architecture, the Old Parliament Building is one of the major attractions of Colombo. The beautiful architecture and the history associated with the building is fascinating, to say the least. The building was opened on January 29, 1930 by Governor Sir Herbert Stanley. When the ...

    Monument
  • Galle Fort Walking Tour (with Juliet Coombe Day Tour)

    Galle Fort Walking Tour (with Juliet Coombe Day Tour)

    The Galle Fort Walking Tours take you to the hidden passageways, the lost nooks and corners and the maze of intricate backstreets of the beautiful fort. Through the walk, you will know more about the history and architecture of the fort. This walk will take you to the 18th century ...

    Cultural
  • Borella Kanatte Cemetery

    Borella Kanatte Cemetery

    The Borella Kanatte Cemetry is the main burial ground for people from all faiths in the city of Colombo. The cemetery is the final resting place of several Sri Lankan luminaries. It has a separate section for the people who died during the two world wars. As of today, ...

    Landmark
  • All Saints Church

    All Saints Church

    The All Saints Church at Hulftsdorp is one of the oft visited churches in Colombo. Apart from devotees, tourists also visit the place for its architecture and stained glass windows. The All Saints Church is built in the Gothic style of architecture and sports a long and beautiful spire. The ...

    Religious Monument
  • Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam

    Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam

    Sri Kailawasanathar Swami Devasthanam is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Colombo, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Ganesha, and is a special attraction for Hindu travellers. ...

    Religious