Colombo has been a flourishing sea port for centuries even before when ancient seafarers traded in pearls, precious stones, elephants, peacocks, cinnamon and other spices. Today Sri Lanka's commercial capital is a fascinating blend of the east and the west, the past and present and the old & new.
The name "Colombo", introduced by the Portuguese in 1505, is believed to be a derivative from the classical Sinhalese name 'Kolon thota, meaning "Port on the river Kelani" and also been suggested that the name may have been derived from the Sinhalese name Kola-amba-thota which means "Harbor with leafy mango trees"
Only major change in the weather of Colombo is during the inter monsoon season which is from May to August and October to January. During this time heavy rain fall can be expected.
Full Day Sightseeing Package Includes:
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
Galle Face Promenade with the cannons of World War II & South Expansion of the Colombo Harbour
Slave Island area
Gangarama Seema Malaka & Temple
War Memorial, Public Library
Nelum Pokuna Theatre
Vihara Maha Devi Park
Colombo Town Hall
Race Course shopping area
Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH)
Replica of Aukana Buddha Statue
Old Parliament Complex
Galle Face Green
Kelaniya Temple of Sri Lanka
The last Sri Lankan King’s Prison Cell in Colombo
Lighthouse with Clock Tower designed by Lady Ward
York Street with remnants of British Colonial Architecture
Slave Island area passing Hindu Kovil