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Capital Colombo City Tour Excursion, Sri Lanka

Region: capital-colombo | Location: Colombo
Sri Lanka Capital Colombo City Tour
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It was in the year 1517 that this unassuming coastal city got its boost to the glorious metropolis Sri Lanka knows today. With the Portuguese building a fort here as their main base for expansion into the lowlands of Sri Lanka, Colombo started to gain fame and prosperity by way of trade and maritime commerce. Colombo was later honoured with the title of Capital of Ceylon in the year 1815. Colombo is now a chic, cosmopolitan metropolis where much of the latest in fashion and technology first enter the islands shops and stores. With heavy traffic during the morning work dash, noon school rush and evening home dash the city is always busy for the majority of its 24 hours. Travel in and around Colombo can be easily arranged by taking either the nimble ‘tuk tuk’ (trishaws or three wheelers), posh and comfy taxi cabs, vans or busses which barrel down the road and get you where you want to be in record time. Colombo is a confirmed stop in any holiday to Sri Lanka.

Eating

Colombo has the best selection of restaurants in Sri Lanka, offering not only Sri Lankan food but also Italian, German, Swiss, French, Indian and Chinese to name but a few. There are a variety of places to eat some of the tastiest food to be found ranging from restaurants found in the five star hotels to hawkers stalls set up on the corners and footpaths of the city.

Fort

During the Dutch and Portuguese eras 'Fort' was indeed a fort although now it is Colombo's commercial centre displaying buildings of modern marble and glass.
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Shopping

Colombo is a great place to shop for a variety of items ranging from traditional Sri Lankan handicrafts including batik and wood carving to modern soft furnishings found in the 21st century home.

Dehiwala Zoo

The zoo has a wide range of animals including all the favourites such as the big cats and elephants. The elephant show is a major attraction where the elephants perform feats of extreme agility.

Temples and Mosques

To cater for the many differing religions in the country Colombo has an array of Buddist tmeples, Hindu temples and Mosques for the visitor to view.

Viharamahadevi Park

Colombo's biggest park, its notable for its amazing flowering trees in March, April and early May. Working elephants sometimes spend the night in the park eating the palm branches.

Other Places Of Interest

Places of historical, political and social interest include the National Museam - housed in a fine colonial building, Independence Square and the bronze statutes of Sri Lanka's independence heros.

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