Colombo, a bustling city located in the western province of Sri Lanka, is the vibrant capital with plenty to offer. When you visit this tropical island, dropping by to experience the cultural blends of Colombo is highly recommended!

Gangarama Temple
Gangarama Temple | Image Credit : Flickr user: ColbyOtero, Buddha Statues, Colombo, CC BY 2.0

A walk in Viharamahadevi Park

A park located right across the white building, Town Hall, Viharamahadevi Park is Colombo’s largest park. If you’re looking for a break from the busy city and vehicles, this park is the ideal spot to cool off!

A spiritual visit to the Gangaramaya Temple

Conveniently only 700-meters from the upcoming TRI-ZEN, this sacred temple houses a museum and a Buddhist learning school. It’s become a famous attraction over the recent years due to the rich religious and spiritual feeling it offers.


If you’re looking for a challenge, then visit the busy streets of Pettah. A series of open-air bazaars, stalls, stores, and markets are what you’ll find in Pettah! Despite being constantly crowded, this is where you’ll find anything that you require at a pretty good price. The iconic red and white mosque, Jami Ul Alfar mosque is located here.

Enjoy the sunset at Galle Face Green

Once you’ve gone around the city of Colombo and checked everything off your list, head over to Galle Face Green, a long stretch of green land facing the blue Indian ocean! You’ll be surrounded with grand views of high buildings such as hotels and apartments in Colombo, kids flying kites and families enjoying an evening out.

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+