Sri Lanka , Colombo
Few places in the world can offer the traveler such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location. Within a mere area of 65,610 kilometers lie 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 1,330 kilometers of coastline – much of it pristine beach – 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife, nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, to a culture that extends back to over 2,500 years.
This is an island of magical proportions, once known as Serendib, Taprobane, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and Ceylon. Discover refreshingly Sri Lanka
Colombo the Commercial Capital of Sri Lanka
Colombo is regarded as the most exotic destination in South Asian region. It has more manmade lakes and gardens than any capital in Asia.
Despite its small size just 37.31 km² Colombo offers a varying selection of experience ranging from taking a tuktuk ride, a visit to Pettah market and eating Kottu to playing a round of golf and having high tea at one of the colonial style hotels overlooking the Indian Ocean. With many boutiques filled with international brands and local art and fabrics Colombo is the best place to do the last minute shopping and then it’s best to retire to Galle face, Colombo;s playground for some Kottu or Wade.
Enjoy A City Tour
Hop on board the exciting open deck double decker of the Colombo City Tour to witness the charm of Colombo
Eat Some Seafood On Mt Lavinia Beach
Mt Lavinia is one of Colombo’s more laidback suburbs filled with great seafood restaurants on the golden beach and is named after Lovinia, the gypsy dancing girl who had a secret romance with one of Sri Lanka’s governors.
Do Some Last Minute Shopping
One of Sri Lanka’s best kept secrets is the shopping opportunities in Colombo –sleek department stores and cool shopping malls are filled with designer clothing, shoes and handbags, plus handicrafts, home furnishings and more.
Shopping in Colombo
“The beauty of Sri Lanka is not so much in the shopping it offers. The cool tea estates of Nuwaraeliya, the massive Buddhist ruins of Anuradhapura, and the amazing 5th century rock fortress of Sigiriya are absolutely out of this world. You must see it to believe it. But I think the best thing about Sri Lanka is its friendly and smiling people” (http://www.cntraveller.com/guides/asia/sri-lanka/sri-lanka/where-to-shop)