October 18, 2023 Arrival into Colombo
Welcome to beautiful Colombo. You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel
City sightseeing of Colombo with some time free for shopping.
Whilst in Colombo, there are many sites to visit and things to do!
Visit the Colombo National Museum, the Beautiful Colonial Buildings In The Colombo Fort Area, a visit to the Gangaramaya Temple is a must! You can also view the Beira Lake from here and a visit the Independence Memorial Hall.
Continue to the Old Dutch Hospital too which is the centerpiece of the vibrant Fort, this colonial-era complex dates back to the early 1600s. Lavishly restored, it is home to shops, cafes and restaurants run by some of Colombo’s best operators. And then there is the Wandering The Streets Of Pettah. Visit the Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil, and a must not miss would be a Tuk- Tuk Ride covering part of the city!
Then a short ride to BAREFOOT, designer Barbara Sansoni’s beautifully laid out shop, located in an old villa, is justly popular for its bright hand-loomed textiles, which are fashioned into bedspreads, cushions, serviettes and other household…
Tonight dinner (PRE booked) at the Ministry of Crab.
Crabs are a major income earner for Sri Lanka’s fishing industry, but most are exported. This high-profile restaurant rectifies this loss by celebrating the crustaceans in variations ranging from Singaporean…
Or if you prefer something lower key… then go to Buba Beach in Mount Lavinia, With candlelit tables right on the sandy beach, this seafood pub is a hidden treat. In the heat of the day you can retreat under the grove of palm trees; at night let the sky open overhead and the starlight rain…!
If you happen to be in Colombo on a Saturday, then the Good Market is a must! This organic and artisan food market is held in the northeast parking lot of the Colombo Racecourse and attracts a range of high-quality vendors. Breads, prepared foods, organic fruit and veg, smoothies, snacks…
Another must visit specially if you are into antiques is PLATE, an engrossing treasure of a store selling antiques, old photos, art, books and more in a genteel, wood-panelled setting. Also has a busy photo studio.
For those who a fans of BAWA, then the Geoffrey Bawa house is a must, at the end of a quiet little street in Colombo, is the house where the renowned architect Bawa lived from 1960 to 1970. The house combines his usual love for traditional local forms with the stark white architectural… For those seeking a peaceful place for meditation amidst all the chaos, visit the Seema Malakaya Meditation Centre…One of Colombo’s most photographed sights is on an island on the east side of the South Beira Lake. This small but captivating meditation centre was designed by Geoffrey Bawa in 1985 and is run by Gangaramaya.
Overnight Stay at Uga Residence (boutique)| Park suites | BB Basis