After thirty tumultuous years of civil war, Sri Lanka’s government concentrated on beautifying Colombo and its suburbs. Walking paths, shopping centres and landscaped gardens were done up in a matter of months. The Colombo Arcade is one such fascinating construction. Of course you would notice that some of the buildings that are part of the Arcade were once colonial establishments. Spotless white walls and rich, brown furnishings help retain its charm. Walking towards the arcade, you will pass the independence square and well-maintained gardens, within a shopaholic’s dream is carefully contained. If you want to explore Colombo and its surroundings, it would be best to book your stay at Berjaya Hotel Colombo. It is a highly recommended hotel, among many other hotels in Mount Lavinia. It is also about a twenty minute drive from the Colombo Arcade.
Perhaps you want to spend a lazy morning, window shopping and munching on a burger. The Colombo Arcade is the ideal place for you. The shops that are couched in these buildings are not imposing. However, there are many attractive brands such as Levi’s, Amante, etc. If you are not in the mood to shop you can hang around and stroll to the food court where you will find refreshing ice-creams, fruit juice or chocolate sauce and crème filled crepes.
You can also sit outside or walk over the fish pond which shows a sudden glimmer of orange. There are quite a few gold fish who rush around as they hear the thud of human feet overhead. Buy a book, and read at leisure. The Arcade is definitely a relaxing place; you can do nothing and feel completely at ease.
Escape the crazy, Colombo-rush and enter the Colombo Arcade where you will feel time slowing down considerably. It will be one of your favourite hang-out spots in Colombo.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.