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5 Top Colombo City Tours - How to Explore the Charming City to Your Heart’s Content

Colombo is the iconic commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Read on and find out how you will be able to enjoy yourself in the city in 5 enchanting days.


Day one: Explore the historic attractions

There are plenty of charming places that you will be able to visit in the commercial capital. Be sure to enjoy a comprehensive city tour and you will not regret it. If you want you can visit sites of religious significance. Places like Gangarama Temple and Seemamalakaya are some of the top attractions in the city which you should not miss. Keep in mind that you will have to dress modestly when visiting these places.
You should also consider visiting the Old Parliament Building, Red Mosque, as well as the Dutch Hospital Shopping precinct and you, will be delighted with the unique architectural styles that the buildings in the city have.


Day two: Go on a shopping tour

The city of Colombo has a remarkable array of shopping malls that you will be able to visit. Places like Colombo City Centre, Marino Mall, One Galle Face Colombo, Crescat Boulevard, Majestic City, Liberty Plaza as well as the aforementioned Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct are places that attract large numbers of locals as well as tourists. If you are looking for uniquely Sri Lankan items, be sure to visit places like Paradise Road as well as Barefoot.


Day 3: Go on a food tour

Be sure to explore the remarkable culinary world of Sri Lanka as you experiment with the local delicacies. There are lots of popular restaurants in Colombo which you can visit to admire the tastes of the land. Places like Upali's by Nawaloka are quite famous among those who are looking for local tastes. Try out kottu roti, hoppers as well as string hoppers during your food tour!


Day four: Indulge in warm hospitality

Sri Lanka has plenty of great hotels and resorts since it is known to be one of the best travel destinations in the world. You will be able to revel in world class hospitality when you visit the many local hotels. Places like Cinnamon Grand Colombo are incredible options to consider if you are looking for Colombo hotels that offer a centralized location.


Day 5: Enjoy the nightlife

The nightlife in the city of Colombo is quite vibrant! You will be able to dance the night away and meet lots of interesting people while you are at it too. There are many bars and pubs as well as discos located in many parts of the city. Places like Love Bar at Flamingo House, R n B, Disques, and Botanik are ones that attract large numbers of people throughout the night!



Hope the information above will help you to make your city tour in Colombo a lot more interesting and rewarding! Be sure to take lots of photos while you are at it and make some great new friends as well and you will surely not regret it! You can read more about the city online and plan your tour to perfection.