The legacies of colonial Colombo’s garden roots are still very much intact along its often-shady boulevards. Fort is a compelling place thanks to ongoing restoration of its landmark colonial architecture, while Pettah brims with markets and rampant commerce. Even traffic-clogged Galle Rd is getting spiffier with glossy new hotel complexes.
Colombo’s cosmopolitan side supports ever-more stylish eateries, galleries and shops. Surprises abound: with a little exploration you’ll find great local food, characterful shops and tiny, convivial cafes. Meanwhile, a building boom like no other is transforming the city’s skyline.
Day 2 - Colombo city tour
Within 8 to 9 am you just take your breakfast in the hotel own food court and then make up yourself for the most exciting part of your travel that is escape for half day city tour. The places you will visits are this will be the Colombo City tour / Fort District, Central Colombo. Colombo is the business and commercial center and the new capital is Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte, which is only a few miles away.Colombo was only a small seaport, which came into prominence in the 16th Century with the arrival of the Portuguese in 1505 and the development of it as a major Harbour during the British period and became the capital in 1815 after Kandy was ceded to the British.The remains of the buildings during the period and the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule are found in every area of the city. None of the Portuguese & Dutch fortifications are found today but some of their buildings and churches could be seen in the Fort & Pettah areas. Visit Fort, the former British administrative center and military garrison, Sea Street – the Goldsmith’s quarters in the heart of Pettah, the Bazaar area where there is also a Hindu Temple with elaborate stone carvings, the Kaymans Gate with the Belfry at the original gate to enter the Fort, the Dutch Church of Wolfendhaal dating back to 1749.
Day 3 - Colombo Departure
- Dhaka Colombo Dhaka Return air tickets with all taxes by Mihin Lanka
- 2 night stay at Colombo with breakfast
- Half day city tour at Colombo
- Return airport transfer for
- English speaking guide