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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular things to do in Colombo?

Vineet Sharma DEC 10 2012
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Colombo is Sri Lanka’s pride and its most modern, vibrant and culturally diverse city. The city has drastically changed its outlook from what it was centuries ago; however, it is still laden with places that reveal its glorious history. Colombo has been invaded and ruled by many, icluding the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British. Before it was invaded, the country boasted a history of 25-chronicled centuries. This astonishing history is also evident in Colombo, which is the country’s business capital. Today the city is a modern enclave inviting travellers to explore and enjoy the multitude of activities that are offered. Let’s have a look at them:


  • Shopping

    One of Sri Lanka’s best kept secrets is the shopping opportunities in Colombo. Once in Colombo, the shopaholic inside you is definitely going to overpower you. Many departmental stores and chic boutiques selling the cheapest and the best products that you can ever imagine are here in Colombo. Places like Odel and House of Fashion are some of the best examples. Designer clothing, shoes and handbags, handicrafts, home furnishings, DVD’s and more can be bought at the lowest cost.

  • Eat

    For local cuisine; make sure to try out some Kothu Rotti. The classic Sri Lankan snack consists of sliced-up bits of rotti, deliciously blended with your choice of chicken, tomatoes, beef, egg, onions and green chillies. Colombo also has a fantastic range of international cuisine restaurants such as Lagoon Seafood Restaurant, The 1864, Royal Thai, and Navaratne Indian Cuisine to name a few.

  • Spa

    Pamper yourself in a relaxing massage at one of Colombo’s spas. Featuring the serene surroundings and expert masseurs trained in everything from Ayurveda, to Swedish to Shiatsu, will have you enjoy the ultimate spa experience.

  • Cultural Tour

    The rich culture and traditions of Sri Lanka is known to all. The place is famed to have immensely hospitable people who has perfectly blended their
  • traditions with modern culture. To witness the cultural marvels of Colombo one must visit the National Museum.


The hive of activities in the city will not let you get bored for even a moment. Enjoy the thrills of life in a Sri Lankan style in Colombo!

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