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Beautiful Attractions in Colombo -Exciting City Discoveries

The vibrant city of Colombo offers a diverse selection of attractions for the visitor. These sightseeing and cultural highlights are sure to capture the imagination of the visitor.


Old City Hall

The Old City Hall is an intriguing attraction that will catch the eye of the sightseer. This historic building was constructed as long ago as 1865, during the period of British colonialism. You will notice some antique trucks in the premises as well as some equipment belonging to the municipal authorities in the galleries on the bottom floor. Make it a point to request the attendants to escort you along the antique mahogany stairway to the upper level, which they will do for a small tip; you will find a surprise in the former council chambers. Here you will find reproductions of the initial group of councillors who held office in the year 1906.


Experience a City Tour

The city of Colombo features a host of sightseeing attractions and other features of interest. There is no better way to experience these diverse highlights than to join an enjoyable City Tour. This popular travel experience features splendid double-decker buses which are always a great way to view the sights of the city from a lofty vantage point. On your tour, you may have the opportunity to observe features such as the Colombo Lighthouse, York Street, Slave Island, a Hindu kovil, War Memorial, Beira Lake, National Museum and many other places of interest. This tour will be a memorable way to explore this fascinating and diverse city.


Viharamahadevi Park

This attractive park has the distinction of being Colombo's largest area of parkland. A much-admired aspect of this splendid park is the collection of picturesque trees, particularly those which produce attractive flowers. These trees make an appealing sight when they come into bloom in the months of March through May. In recent years Viharamahadevi Park has been meticulously refurbished with newly installed benches, walkways, playgrounds and attractive landscaping. Interestingly you will find that numerous elephants brought to this part of the city for various ceremonies are kept at this park for the night. The park is also considered to be a great place for families as you will find various facilities for the benefit of children.


Spend the Evening at Galle Face Green

Located by the sea, Galle Face Green is a vast open space in Colombo that has become quite a popular place to hangout. With its central location and proximity to the shore, it is little wonder that this locale is one of the hottest areas in the city with boutique hotels in Colombo coming up in its vicinity such as Residence by Uga Escapes. There is plenty of room for kids to enjoy, the constant sea breeze is perfect for kite flying and couples can enjoy a walk along the promenade just above the beach or on the sandy shores itself. Yes, it can get crowded, especially on weekend nights but it is a great spot to relax and even have a picnic with friends and family.


Royal Colombo Golf Club

If a golfer, try the Royal Colombo Golf Club just minutes from the CBD for a quick game. Witness a cricket or rugby match when the national team or a popular club side is in action. The atmosphere is electric.