highlights and main attractions of colombo
Although it is Sri Lanka’s largest city, Colombo is technically not the capital city. But because the actual capital of Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte is a small satellite town close by, Colombo is often referred to as the capital and is the de facto capital for commerce and finance. The start and finishing point for all adventures in Sri Lanka, it should not be overlooked.
Colombo is a wonderful place to spend a day or two exploring the distinctive colonial heritage and cultural tapestry of the country, blending Portuguese, Dutch and British influence. What many visitors find most surprising about Colombo is its cosmopolitan spirit, with an array of fine dining, modern hotels and sidewalk cafes, as well as smarter districts like Cinnamon Gardens boasting elegant mansions and wide, tree-lined avenues.
Indeed, Colombo was once known as the Garden City, and now with the return of peace following civil unrest the city is once again in a position to welcome guests with open arms.