Colombo is a city of opposites. The modern and the historical lie side to side and they blend perfectly. Here is a quick and comprehensive guide to the city.
1. Things to See
You can visit so many sites of historical and colonial significance. From the Independence Memorial Hall to the Gangaramaya Temple which is situated on a lake to the National Museum of Colombo among others.
2. Things to Do
Colombo has some great beaches and some equally great beach hotels the likes of Pegasus Reef where you can spend the day lounging in the sand. You can also board a train at the Fort Railway Station and go anywhere. It’s the journey.
3. The Weather in Colombo
The weather in Colombo is often quite humid. But if you are staying in a hotel in Wattala or the outskirts, the weather would be perfect to explore the beach and relax.
4. Getting to Colombo
As Colombo is the capital city there are plenty of ways to get to the city. You can take the bus or drive into the city through the A1 highway from Kandy, the A2 highway from Galle, the A3 highway from Negombo and the A4 from Ratnapura. You can also take the train from most of the major cities.
5. The Cosmopolitan Life
Colombo is also rich in luxury hotels, gourmet restaurants and a vibrant nightlife for those interested. It really is a cosmopolitan city.