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Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka‘s bustling commercial hub, is located on the country’s west coast and with a population of between 800,000 and one million (estimates vary) is by far the country’s biggest city, as well as the most developed. Its natural harbour at the mouth of the Kelani River was a magnet for successive traders and conquerors – initially the Arab merchants, then Portuguese, Dutch and British imperialists.

The city is a jarring mix of old and new, with a central cluster of high-rise office blocks and hotels overshadowing red-tiled colonial-era buildings and sprawling street markets which overflow with high-piled fruit and vegetables, colourful silks and cottons, and deliciously fragrant spices. On its crowded streets stand places of worship, symbolic of Sri Lanka‘s multiethnic heritage: graceful Buddhist viharas (temples), for instance, stand close to extravagant temples encrusted with Hindu statuary, along with Muslim mosques with minarets scattered along Colombo’s streets. Its population is swollen by some 400,000 plus commuting workers during the day and is virtually empty after nightfall. There is a lively nightlife at a number of International standard hotels, clubs, pubs and dining venues while it is limited mainly to the high end customer. During the day, Colombo’s colourful street markets, colonial-era buildings, museums and galleries, churches, mosques and temples, and the lovely Viharamahadevi Park with it beautiful trees, makes it a great place to explore on foot.Colombo Sri Lanka

Pristine

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Sri Lanka known for her pristine beaches for all around the world. Come let's explore...

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Heritage

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Sri Lanka has a rich heritage which spans for thousands of years. Plan your tour to teleport to the past...

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Wild

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Our fauna and flora are second to none in the world. You can meet large giants to the small members of the animal world. We welcome you to join to explore the habitats...

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Thrills

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Sri Lanka offers thrill seekers a plethora of activities to experience while they are in the country. You will love to explore more...

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Bliss

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Indulge in our hospitality and get yourself spoilt for choices. Sri Lanka has some of the best pamperings in the world to offer to our visitors...

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Scenic

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Sri Lanka has hidden beauties which will take your breath away. Take a scenic tour around the country and you will not be disappointed...

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Festive

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Our festivals are colorful and full of activities for you to join the celebrations. Come let's get together to enjoy the celebrations of Sri Lanka...

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Essence

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Every Sri Lankan has something to share with our visitors and our smiles are known for the genuineness. Come and discover the true spirits of Sri Lanka...

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