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The commercial capital of Sri Lanka, this city is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island. It carries a mixture of modernity along with the remnants of buildings and ruins. Within its busy streets and vibrant places, you will see the mark of three different colonial regimes: Portuguese, Dutch and British. The widely varying architecture showcases its heritage, passed down over the centuries- depicting the influence of the colonial legacy alongside the Buddhist, Islamic, Indian and contemporary styles. From towering skyscrapers to historical buildings, Colombo has got it all.

Places of Interest:

1. Galle Face Green: This ocean-side urban park lies in the heart of the city. It was initially used for horse racing, as a golf course and has also served a purpose for other sports. Now, it is the largest open space in Colombo and is the popular destination for people who want to spend some leisure time.

2. Gangaramaya Temple: This mix of modern architecture and cultural essence is one of the most important temples in Colombo. It is close to Beira Lake and has several buildings surrounding it. This place welcomes people of all religions and apart from being the place of worship, it is also the center of learning.

3. Wolvendaal Church: Located in the neighboring confines of Colombo, it is one of the oldest Dutch colonial era buildings in the country. Constructed in Doric style, the walls of this place are covered with mural tablets and the floor is interspersed with engraved tombstones.

4. Colombo Zoological Gardens: A host to a variety of animals and birds, this zoo is home to over 3000 animals and over 350 species. Colorful flowers and water fountains form its beautiful landscape. Visitors can take elephant rides and pony rides to explore the place.

Local Culture: Colombo is the mixing place of various cultures and each one of them brings out a different color of the city. Its most beautiful festival is Vesak, which falls in mid-May and lasts for about a week. Lantern competitions and decorations are the main attraction. Christmas, too, is celebrated with much vigor even the Christian population is thin in the city.

You can also catch the whiff of the local performing arts at the various musicals and theatrical performances. The Museums and art collections detail the history of Sri Lanka.

Dining:You can get a full meal of rice and vegetables in a lunch packet about anywhere in the city. You can get a taste of local Sri Lankan cuisine in cafés, hotels, and restaurants. If you are cricket lover you should visit the Cricket Club café. Get a taste of the local drinks such as Thembili- orange coconut juice.

Things to Keep in Mind: there are few things that have to be laid emphasis on if you want to be safe and want to stay out of trouble.

1. Though it is not a dangerous place, but like any other place you have to be vigilant- especially of the scammers and tricksters. Be on guard and refrain from taking directions from anyone suspicious. Carry a map, just to be sure.

2. Public displays of affection are not culturally acceptable in Sri Lanka, so out of respect for the country refrain from it.

3. Don’t take photographs of sensitive locations. Read your surroundings and act accordingly. Also, don’t turn your back to the statue of Buddha, if you are within the considerable distance. You can take the picture of the statue but you should be facing it.

4. Public nudity is considered illegal there, so drop the ideas of topless sunbathing or skinny dipping, except for a few private beaches or resorts that allow it.

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How much a typical Hotel in Colombo costs per night, considering the average prices ?

The typical 1 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 76 SGD to 102 SGD.

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 58 SGD to 81 SGD.

If you plan to stay at a 4 Star Hotel, the cost is in the range of 174 SGD to 315 SGD.

If you plan to stay at a 4 Star Hotel, the cost is in the range of 294 SGD to 357 SGD.

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 86 SGD to 110 SGD.

However a 5 Star Hotel in Colombo, the per night room cost is in the range of 399 SGD to 1074 SGD.

The typical 1 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 80 SGD to 81 SGD.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 92 SGD to 123 SGD.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 122 SGD to 160 SGD.

Weather


Colombo's Monthly Temperature
26.6
Jan
26.9
Feb
27.7
Mar
28.2
Apr
28.3
May
27.9
Jun
27.6
Jul
27.6
Aug
27.5
Sep
27.0
Oct
26.7
Nov
26.6
Dec
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Colombo's Monthly Rainfall

Which are the better months to visit Colombo considering the Weather?

Its recommended to visit Colombo in the month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec as the weather is pleasant

Which are the months to avoid visiting Colombo?

Its better to avoid visiting Colombo in the month of Apr May due to weather being warmer.

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View Hotel Hilton-ColomboInterior Entrance
Rating
8.0
2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner, Colombo

Property Location
With a stay at Hilton Colombo, you'll be centrally located in Colombo, within a 5-minute drive of Galle Face Green a.....

Starts at SGD 216/night

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Rating
8.5
77, Galle Road, Colombo

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With a stay at Cinnamon Grand Colombo, you'll be centrally located in Colombo, within a 10-minute drive of Galle Fac.....

Starts at SGD 201/night

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200 Union Place, Colombo

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When you stay at Hilton Colombo Residence in Colombo, you'll be in the business district, within a 10-minute drive o.....

Starts at SGD 182/night

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25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo

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With a stay at Taj Samudra, you'll be centrally located in Colombo, a 2-minute drive from Galle Face Green and 6 min.....

Starts at SGD 210/night

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Rating
8.6
48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo

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In the heart of Colombo, The Kingsbury Colombo is within a 5-minute drive of Bank of Ceylon Tower and Colombo World .....

Starts at SGD 169/night

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9.1
65 Rosmead Place, Colombo

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With a stay at Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo in Colombo (Cinnamon Gardens), you'll be within a 15-minute drive of G.....

Starts at SGD 421/night

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Rating
7.7
30 Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mawatha, Colombo

Property Location
With a stay at Ramada Colombo, you'll be centrally located in Colombo, within a 5-minute drive of Galle Face Beach a.....

Starts at SGD 136/night

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Rating
7.6
64, Lotus Road, Colombo

Property Location
With a stay at Galadari Hotel in Colombo (Fort), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Galle Face Green and Dutch Hos.....

Starts at SGD 169/night

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Rating
7.3
No.11 Station Avenue, Colombo

Property Location
With a stay at Global Towers Hotel & Apartments in Colombo (Wellawatte), you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Galle.....

Starts at SGD 115/night

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8.8
No. 30, Hyde Park Corner, Colombo

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With a stay at Unique Towers Luxury Boutique Suites, you'll be centrally located in Colombo, within a 10-minute driv.....

Starts at SGD 196/night

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