Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka and a very popular tourist destination. Colombo is a very well planned modern city with lots of new developments happening. You will find the best hotels, good roads, restaurants, etc in Colombo. I do have to travel to Colombo often for my official work. In this post, you will find my Colombo travel tips.
Travel Tips – Colombo
Visa on Arrival
You can get visa on arrival or you can get pre-approved visa online. I would advise to take a visa online so that you can save time and money when you reach the immigration.
Bandaranayake International Airport / Colombo Airport
You will be landing mostly at the Bandaranayake International Airport or commonly known as Colombo airport. Colombo is almost 1 hour drive from the airport. The airport area is known as Negombo. Once you come out of the airport, you will find counters for forex, taxi, mobile sims, etc. You should use the pre-paid taxi so that you can be sure of the charges.
Duty Free Shops at Colombo Airport
You will find some good duty free shops at the Colombo Airport
Duty Free Shops Video
Places to visit in Colombo
- Gangaram Temple
- Independence Square
Pictures of Colombo
Check out these Colombo Picture Gallery
Colombo – Places to Visit Video
Check out the video below which I had compiled during my last visit to Colombo
Colombo Trip – Part 1
Colombo Trip – Part 2
Restaurants in Colombo
- Raja Bhojam
- Upali Restaurant
Things to do in Colombo
You would not need more than 2 days to see all the places in Colombo, but if you are interested in casinos, massage parlours and night life, you can spend more time