National Museum – Colombo

Situated at Colombo 7(Cinnamon Gardens Area), National Museum is the oldest and largest Museum of Sri Lanka, which was established in 1877 by the British Governor Sir William Gregory. More

National Museum of Natural History – Colombo

Located in the same premises as the National Museum of Colombo, Natural history museum depicts natural heritage of Sri Lanka, like birds, mammals, reptiles, sea-mammals, insects, botanical plants, gems and geological specimens of Sri Lanka. The museum is open for tours daily from 09.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m.

Colombo Fort

Built during the periods of Portuguese and Dutch, the Fort of Colombo is now a major commercial center of the country that houses major offices, big hotels, shops, airline offices, banks, main post office, immigration office, travel agencies and restaurants. More

Mount Lavinia – Colombo

Just 12 km south of Colombo, Mount Lavinia is the most popular tourist beach because of its historical value and its beauty. It is an ideal place for travellers to enjoy the sea and sand. The Governor’s House built in 1805 is now converted into famous Mount Lavinia Hotel. More

Viharamahadevi Park – Colombo

Located next to the National Museum in Cinnamon Gardens (Colombo 7), between Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha (south) and Dharmapala Mawatha (north), Viharamahadevi Park is the oldest and the largest park in Colombo city, famous among tourists for its flowering trees, water channels and fountains. More

Cinnamon Gardens – Colombo

Cinnamon Gardens, about 5 km south of Colombo Fort, is Colombo’s luxuriously elegant locality, where the wealthy and influential live in their huge and posh mansions on elegant tree-lined avenues. More

Buddhist Temples – Colombo

Seema Malakaya Temple Colombo

Prominent Buddhist temples of Colombo are Vajiramaya temple at Bambalapitiya, Raja Maha Viharaya at Bellanwalia and Gothami Viharaya at Borella. The most important Buddhist centre for Buddhist tourists, the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara is only 8 km to the north east of the Colombo and is famous for its unique wall paintings and sculpture. More

Hindu Temples – Colombo

Hindu Temple ColomboThere are several Hindu temples, which are called Kovils in Colombo. In the Sea Street in Colombo are Several Hindu temples that can be visited by tourists situated at the Sea Street in Colombo, are the Ganeshan, the Old Kathiresan and the New Kathiresan. More

Elephant wildlife Tour – Colombo

One of the most popular tourist attractions of Sri Lanka, located about 80 km northeast of Colombo, Pinnewala is known as the biggest herd of captive elephants in the world. The elephant herd in Pinnewala can be seen twice a day when the herd goes to the river to bathe. More

Independence Square – Colombo

Independence Square, one of the most prestigious locations in Colombo, and its surroundings are center for cultural activities, recreation and academic and research excellence. More

Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara – Colombo

Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara is a famous Buddhist templein Colombo having an excellent carving of a reclining Buddha. More

Galle Face Green – Colombo

Galle face Green, located in South of Colombo along with the lined palm trees of Galle road, is a promenade, facing the sea. Designed by the British in 1859 for horse racing, today Galle face Green is a perfect glimpse for tourists of the private and familial side of Sri Lankan life. More

Pettah – Colombo

Pettah, located adjacent to Colombo Fort, is the main shopping hub of Colombo. Pettah is important for tourists interested in shopping in Colombo as whatever you want, it can be found in Pettah. More

Beruwala Beach – Colombo

Beruwala is located on the south west coast of Sri Lanka about 56 km from Colombo. Beruwala beach is treated as the starting point of a beach stretch of 130km developed as southern coast beach resorts. More

Benthota Beach – Colombo

Benthota beach, 62 km from Colombo in Galle district, offers plenty of water sports activities such as water-skiing and windsurfing. More

Ambalangoda Beach – Colombo

Ambalangoda, located 86 km from Colombo, is very famous among tourists for white sandy beach and for mask making using soft woods with bright colors. More

Bere Lake – Colombo

Bere Lake, located in the middle of Colombo, is a beautiful lake that was built by Portuguese with an island in the middle of the lake. More

Bandaranaike Museum

Bandaranaike museum, located at Baudhaloka Mawatha, displays photographs, objects and documents of former Prime Minister Mr. Bandaranaike who was assassinated in 1959. More

The Dutch Period Museum – Colombo

national museum of colomboHoused in the old ‘Dutch House’ located at Pettah, the museum displays Dutch legacy through artifacts such as furniture, ceramics, coins, arms etc. More

Mosques

There are two mosques in Colombo famous among tourists; one is the Jami-ul-Alfar Mosque – a red and white candy striped mosque dating back to 1909, and the other mosque is the Memm Hamafi mosque-a traditional one. More

Churches

There are a number of popular and historical churches in Colombo. St. Peter’s Church near the Grand Oriental Hotel, Wolfendahl Church at Wolfendahl Street are some of the oldest Churches in Colombo which attract tourists of all faiths. More