Colombo, Sri Lanka- it’s a dynamic city. With advanced infrastructural facilities and modern skyscrapers, Colombo has become even more beautiful and amazing today.

Colombo was once the capital city

This was in the early 1800s when the British had power over Sri Lanka. Although it’s not the same today. It still is considered the commercial capital of the country which is also the industrial hub.

Getting around the city

The best way to get around in Colombo is via a tuk-tuk. Tuk-tuk drivers in Colombo know the craziest shortcuts and you are sure to enjoy your rides! In addition to these, you have busses and taxis (cabs) as alternative options.

Staying in Colombo

Colombo is a beautiful city. However, if want to be a little away from the commercial hub yet still within close proximity, you may alternatively pick a good option such as Pegasus Reef in Wattala which is one of the best hotels near Colombo.

Attractions in Colombo

The Independence Arcade
The Independence Arcade | Image via flickr

If you are a beach lover, Galle Face Green is a great option to visit in the city itself. Other attractions in the city such as Gangaramaya Temple, Dehiwala Zoo, and The Independence Arcade are also great stops on your city tour if time permits.