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The Most Instagrammable Spots in Colombo – Capture the Beauty of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is hailed as one of the most desired tourist hotspots in the world as tourists discover the unique charm and beauty of this exquisite island in the Indian Ocean. If you are to explore Colombo, read on to find out five Instagrammable spots in Colombo.


Independence Square

One of the nicest places to spend your evenings in Colombo, Independence Square is a national monument in the commercial capital of the country that was built to commemorate gaining freedom from the British colonists in 1948. Apart from being a memorial hall, it is also considered as a park and walking ground, which is frequented by joggers, particularly during the mornings and evenings. You may add a stunningly beautiful photo to your Instagram profile, but you will be capturing a part of the proud history of Sri Lanka as well. If you want to capture incredible angles of this place, void of humans, it is recommended that you arrive as early as possible in the morning.


Mandarina Hotel Infinity Pool

The Mandarina Colombo Hotel has a long infinity pool that is perched on its rooftop. It offers spectacular vistas of the surrounding Indian Ocean. You can capture the most incredible photographs at this place, using the pretty pinks of the setting sky as the backdrop. Located close to several hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka, you can look forward to enjoying a leisurely dip under the rolling clouds while being wrapped in the calming ocean breeze. Why not enjoy a nighttime swim under a blanket of stars and be photographed in the romantic glow of the Colombo city lights!


Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil

The oldest Hindu temple in Colombo, the business capital of the country, Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil is a sacred venue of the Hindu population of the country. It is dedicated to god Shiva and god Ganesha and it has existed for more than two centuries. Its intricate façade features a multitude of details that would look fantastic on camera. This kovil was built by a group of Indian Chettys and it's one of the most colourful building of its kind in the city. Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil can be found in Maradana, Colombo.


Floating Market Pettah

Just a kilometer away from Main Street in Pettah lies the charming floating market, which is a breath of fresh air from the bustling streets of Colombo. The still waters, wooden panels, and cement walkways have come together to create this oasis in the middle of one of the busiest places in Colombo. It was declared open in 2014 and is comprised of 92 shopping stalls, in which you would come across something colourful that would tickle your fancy. It is a great place to get your camera gasping for breath with various angles that brings out the best of this floating market.


Galle Fort

If you just love being photographed while being surrounded by beautiful colonial architecture, Galle Fort is where you should be! It can be accessed via a two-hour drive south of Colombo. Galle Fort emanates a unique ambience with its exquisitely preserved architecture that fringe its cobblestone streets along with a mélange of boutiques and trendy cafés. You can also look forward to capturing breathtaking views of the ocean from the walls of the fort.