A peaceful interlude can be found here from the cacophony of town with neat paths bordered by tropical vegetation. You can spot slumbering bats in mahogany and eucalyptus trees, bird life and monitor lizards on the lawns. There is also a playground for the kids and a golden Buddha statue.
This fine colonnaded Dutch building, with creaking floors and staircases, contains exhibits from the Dutch colonial era. The interesting display of the artefacts such as coins, the clothing and the furniture of that era will offer you a unique learning experience of Sri Lankans history.
This Buddhist Temple houses treasures ranging from statues of Buddha to ancient coins, and is a must-see historic site in Colombo. This is in fact one of the most popular tourist attraction in the commercial capital of Sri Lanka and a good place for meditation.
When you enter Sakura Japanese Restaurant you are met by authentic red lanterns, counter seating or traditional Japanese seating at the rear of this long established restaurant. This place is known for its friendly service, reasonably priced set lunches and sushi and sashimi prepared by Japanese trained chefs.
Adjacent to Cinnamon Grand Hotel (Colombo 3), this shopping center features several floors of shops linked by escalator selling everything from books, clothing, records to a place to buy tea from the Mlesna Tea Centre on the first floor. In the basement there’s a supermarket and a large bustling food court.
Bandaranaika International Airport (CMB) is located 32km from the CBD. The simplest and quickest way to get into town is to take a taxi. Allow at least 1½ hours for your journey. Bus 187 runs every 30 minutes from 6 am-9 pm to Fort Bus Station. You have to take a free bus shuttle from the airport terminal to the bus stop. Be aware that the driver might try to charge tourists extra for luggage. The train station lies 500m from the airport with departures from 7 am-6 pm and it stops at many stations before reaching the city centre. If you have heavy luggage, the best way to reach the train station is by Trishaw.
Taxi is the easiest and most comfortable way to get around the city. Most of the cars do not have a taxi meter so always decide on a price before the journey starts. Ace Cabs www.acecabs.lk +94 112 818 818 City Cabs www.citycabsbooking.com +94 11 255 2222 Kangaroo Cabs www.2588588.com +94 11 258 0047