Fondly named “Little Rome”, Negombo is a traditional and prominent fishing town in Sri Lanka and is located about 30km away from Colombo.
Negombo is growing fast and is becoming a sought after tourist destination on the island. If you want to stay at a hotel in Colombo Airport, there are a good bunch of places to choose from, and The Tamarind Tree Hotel, for example, is one of few hotels that is close to the Colombo International Airport.
The Dutch Fort
Located in the city centre, the Dutch Fort and the Old Dutch Fort gate were constructed in 1672 and that gate is being used as a prison gate today.
The Dutch Canal
Starting from Hendala and going all the way to Pamunugama, this canal was made by the Portuguese back in the 17th century. The canal was used as a route to bring in supplies during the Dutch ruling and now the canal is used for tourist purposes only and runs through the town, for almost 100km.
The Negombo beaches are some of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka, and that’s saying something, when in an island. Away from the crowds and noise of the other beach hotspots, Negombo beaches are for the languid walks and vacationers who prefer calm and peace.
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