Situated about two-thirds down along the west coast lies Colombo: Sri Lanka’s capital and the entry point for most visiting the island. It’s by far the busiest, biggest and most modern city in an island that is very rural. Often low down the list of priorities for visiting tourists, Colombo actually offers a plethora of things to do and see. These range from the Fort area, Galle Face Green, Cinnamon Gardens, and Pettah Market along with a range of Hindu and Buddhist temples. If time isn’t an issue a one or two night stop here offers a fantastic insight into modern Sri Lanka as well as its colonial heritage. There’s a stunning selection of boutiques with glorious jewellery, artwork and fabric on offer along with a good selection of fine dining restaurants to choose from.
If you are interested in seeing a cricket match during your time in Sri Lanka please let us know, as we may be able to arrange tickets at Colombo Cricket Ground.