Colombo & West Coast
Colombo | Negombo | Puttalam | Kalpitiya
- City Life
- Sky scrapers
- Street food
- Markets & Bazaars
- Old grandeur
Colombo is rapidly developing into a major international city with many new shopping malls providing ample opportunities for shopping and recreation. Colombo has a unique collection of colonial heritage buildings from the British Raj. The area called The Fort was the commercial centre of Old Ceylon. The Old Clock Tower, the grand Post Office building and names such as Chatham Street evoke reminders of times gone by. The pretty Beira Lake is the location for the important Gangaramaya Temple, where you may be luck enough to see the ‘Temple Tusker’ feeding in the courtyard. Colombo is an ideal location for rest and relaxation. Surrounding the city centre or Fort is the shopping area called Pettah with colourful bazaars and markets lining the streets. The best restaurants in the island are to be found in the city as well as a collection of world famous Old Empire hotels that hark back to a bygone era.
West cost of Sri Lanka is the most developed and most tourists oriented from all among the west coast beaches the most popular one is Negombo which is north of Colombo easily accessible from Colombo Airport and consists of long sandy stretches of beach. Kalpitiya located 130 km north of Colombo Airport, is an exquisite coastal region. An adventures beach destinations and fast growing tourist location with many opportunities for adventure sports.