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Capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo is a city filled with good hotels, restaurants, shopping and every form of transport imaginable! Just off the north end of Galle Road is the Fort, once a colonial stronghold but now the site of many government buildings. To the south is Galle Face Green, a seaside expanse where informal cricket games are played out amongst city folk. Just east of the Fort is the Pettah, the traditional bazaar where you can enjoy a colourful retail experience. The two World Trade Centre towers used to be the most recognized landmarks of the city. Before these towers were completed in 1997, the adjacent Bank of Ceylon tower was the tallest structure and the most prominent landmark of the city. Another important landmark of the city is the Independence Hall at Independence Square in Cinnamon Gardens.

Even before the parliament was built, the Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque was recognized as the landmark of Colombo by sailors approaching the port. Another landmark is St.Paul's Church Milagiriya, one of the oldest churches in Sri Lanka, first built by the Portuguese and re-built by the British in 1848.

Due to its large harbour and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was used by ancient traders 2,000 years ago. However it was only made the capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815.

Today the influence of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British is clearly visible in Colombo and architecture from all three eras stand in their glory as reminders of the turbulent past.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Colombo, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Sri Lanka

Colombo, Caves & Kandy
8 days FROM $1,999

Spend a week exploring Sri Lanka's famous cultural triangle, visiting the rock fortress of Sigiriya, the exquisite Dambulla cave temple, the historic Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, meeting Sri Lanka's orphaned elephants at Pinnawala and more.

The Kandy Festival | Sri Lanka
Colombo Caves & Kandy Festival
8 days FROM $2,299

See the best of central Sri Lanka on this all-encompassing tour and join in the festivities of the exhilarating Kandy Festival aka Esala Perahera or The Festival of the Sacred Tooth. Spanning ten days, the annual Buddhist celebration sees the easy-going hill city burst into a vibrant display of dance, music and colourful costumes, plus don’t forget the one hundred strong parade of lavishly decorated elephants.

Leopard | Yala National Park | Sri Lanka
Wild About Sri Lanka
10 days FROM $2,299

Go wild in Sri Lanka visiting Yala, Udawalawe and Bandula National Parks. Add to this Whale Watching in Mirissa and most of the country's famed cultural triangle and you've got an action packed 10 days!

Beach and culture holiday | Sri Lanka
Buddha and Beach
12 days FROM $2,499

Explore Dambulla Rock Temple and ancient Polonnaruwa, visit iconic Sigiriya Rock and meet the elephants at Pinnawala Orphanage. Sip on refreshing Ceylon tea and take a jeep ride into Udawalawe National Park before heading to the idylic beaches of Bentota for some sun, sea, rest and relaxation.

Polonnaruwa | Sri Lanka
Delhi to Colombo
15 days FROM $3,069

Combine the incredible sites of India's Golden Triangle with Sri Lanka's ancient ruins, verdant jungles, cool mountains and amazing wildlife. Explore the legendary Taj Mahal and pink city of Jaipur, Dambulla's rock temple and the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala, sip pure Ceylon tea and discover the bustling city of Colombo.

Swimming Pool | Tangerine Beach | Sri Lanka
Tangerine Beach 4 Star Beach Break
6 Days FROM $829

Head to Sri Lanka's beautiful west coast for 6 days of sun, sea and spa! Choose to relax by the pool, explore the local town, laze by the beach or rejuvinate yourself at the onsite Ayurvedic Spa!

Swimming Pool | Royal Palms | Sri Lanka
Royal Palms 5 Star Beach Break
6 Days FROM $829

Relax and unwind on Sri Lanka's west coast in the beautiful resort town of Kalutara. Staying at the Royal Palms Beach Hotel you'll spend 6 days right on the beach doing as you please relaxing, pampering yourself at the spa or exploring the interesting town of Kalutara.

Leopard | Yala NP | Sri Lanka
Go Wild in Sri Lanka
8 Days FROM $0

Release your wild side in Sri Lanka and explore some of the country's best natural hotspots including Yala National Park, Udawalawe National Park and Bandula National Park in 8 glorious days.

Beach and culture holiday | Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Unplugged
15 days FROM $4,389

Private Tour.Experience the best of Sri Lanka. Colourful Colombo, ancient cities, Buddhist temples, colonial relics, an elephant orphanage, spice and flower gardens, tea plantations, wildlife, topped off with some blissful beach time in Kalutara!

Colombo | Sri Lanka
Curious about Colombo
1/2 day FROM $99

Explore the sights of the cosmopolitan Sri Lankan capital, from the thriving commercial district and oriental bazaar, to sacred temples and mosques and the ritzy Cinnamon Gardens, on this Half Day Tour.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage | Sri Lanka
Colombo: Kandy & The Elephants
1 day FROM $299

Visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage; stroll through the Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya; explore the laid back hill city of Kandy; and visit the revered Temple of the Sacred Tooth, alleged to house a tooth of Buddha himself, on this Sri Lanka Day Tour.

Tailormade Holidays to Colombo

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in Sri Lanka — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Colombo.

Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Voted on of the best 5 star hotels in Colombo, the Cinnamon Lakeside has elegant and spacious rooms. All have a spectacular view of either the city's skyline or the tranquil waters of the Beira Lake. The Azmaara Spa offers a tantalizing range of treatments administered by Balinese therapists.

Pegasus Reef Hotel, Colombo
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Pegasus Reef hotel is both comfortable and modern with spacious rooms and excellent amenities. It has an Ayurvedic spa on site and is a great choice for a city hotel.

Ramada Colombo, Colombo
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Ramada is a modern hotel with stylish rooms that are elegantly decorated. The hotel has a beautiful swimming pool area and a well equipped fitness centre.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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