The Capital City of Sri Lanka is a fascinating place and well worth a visit if time allows. Colombo is a sprawling megacity, yet maintains its history with tree lined boulevards and crumbling colonial buildings. The City plays host to a thriving cultural and food scene.
We don't often include Colombo on itineraries, if only because there is so much elsewhere in Sri lanka vying for your attention. On arrival, we think it is preferable to head out of town for a relaxing, slow start to your holiday. However, Sri Lanka can come into its own at the end of your itinerary, even if just for a short visit for a walking tour before your return home on a late flight.