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10 Cool Things to Do in Colombo - How to Make the Most of Your Travel Experience in this Remarkable City

Colombo is the charming commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Read on and find out about the top things that you can do here to enjoy a wonderful experience.


Visit the attractions

There are many beautiful attractions that you can visit in the city of Colombo. Places like Independence Square, Old Parliament Building, Dutch Hospital and Red Mosque are prominent attractions which should not be missed when travelling in the city.


Enjoy shopping tours

You should certainly take time to enjoy shopping tours in the city! Places like One Galle Face, Colombo City Centre and Marino Mall have revolutionized the shopping scene in Colombo. You will find exquisite products at places like Barefoot and Paradise Road too.


Mingle with the locals

Do take some time to mingle with the locals as you travel in Colombo. This will give you the chance to create sensational memories for sure! Travel like the locals, with the locals in buses, trains and tuk-tuks for a truly memorable experience.


Relish the remarkable food

If you really want to delve into the food culture of the spice island, you will be able to do so with ease in Colombo. There are many delightful restaurants that you can visit in the city. Places like Upali's by Nawaloka are quite popular among those who favour Sri Lankan cuisine. Be sure to enjoy the street food of the city too! Kottu roti especially is a good choice!


Enjoy the nightlife

The nightlife in Colombo is bustling and quite active. You should try to find out about the leading bars and clubs in the city and do a good clubbing hopping night. Places like Floor by O! and RnB are very popular among the night owls in the city.


Travel like the locals

You can opt to travel like the locals using public transportation methods, as it was mentioned earlier. The experience of travelling on tuk-tuk should not be missed in Colombo.


Spend time at Galle Face

The beautiful Galle Face is one of the best places in Colombo to enjoy relaxation and bliss. Located at the very heart of the city you will find this incredible place attracting large numbers of locals and tourist, especially during the evening hours.


Watch some movies

There are plenty of great theatres in Colombo so you will get the chance to watch some great movies. You will be able to book your tickets online in advance too which will help you to make the experience a little better.


Enjoy world-class hospitality

There are many great hotels and resorts here so you will surely be able to enjoy a remarkable holiday experience. Be sure to look for places like Berjaya Hotel Colombo which is one of the most popular beach hotels in Colombo. You will be able to make your bookings online too which will make it easier for you to plan the tour.


Visit art galleries

If you are a lover of the arts, you should certainly consider visiting the charming art galleries that the city has. National Art Gallery, Saskia Fernando Gallery and Street Art Gallery are great options to consider for sure.