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Best of Colombo Guide

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Colombo
Colombo is the gateway to Sri Lanka for most travelers—but don’t be tempted to simply pass through this diverse and interesting city. Take a train ride along the coast to Mount Lavinia, a popular beach, or explore the Talangama Wetland, which several TripAdvisor travelers say is the perfect place to take a break from the bustling streets of the city.

All things to do » Things to do

Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Viharamahadevi Park
Viharamahadevi Park
Attraction type: Parks
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Independence Square
Independence Square
Attraction type: Neighbourhoods
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Mount Lavinia Beach
Mount Lavinia Beach
Owner description: Mount Lavinia Beach is located just out of the Colombo city. This beach strip has a lot to offer for the locals as well as the tourists visiting Colombo. Along the beach there are... more Owner description: Mount Lavinia Beach is located just out of the Colombo city. This beach strip has a lot to offer for the locals as well as the tourists visiting Colombo. Along the beach there are many nice restaurants pubs as well as relaxing areas. As a tourist who is visiting Colombo, Mount Lavinia Beach is a must visit. The weekends could be crowded with locals though, during the week it is relaxing and peaceful. If you would relax at a pool overlooking the ocean or the sunset, The Mount Lavinia Hotel terrace is recommended. You can use the Mount Lavinia Hotel pool for an affordable fee. less
Attraction type: Beaches
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Lagoon
The Lagoon
Ranked #1 of 469 Restaurants in Colombo
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Pacific Rim
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ministry of Crab
Ministry of Crab
Ranked #2 of 469 Restaurants in Colombo
Price: USD 25 - USD 40
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Barefoot Garden Cafe
Barefoot Garden Cafe
Ranked #3 of 469 Restaurants in Colombo
Price: USD 4 - USD 15
Cuisines: Cafe, European, Asian, Vegetarian, Fusion, Sri Lankan
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chutneys
Chutneys
Ranked #4 of 469 Restaurants in Colombo
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Vegetarian
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe
Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe
Ranked #5 of 469 Restaurants in Colombo
Price: USD 12 - USD 52
Cuisines: International, European, Asian, British, Sri Lankan, Gluten Free
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Drift BnB Colombo
3.0 of 5
Drift BnB Colombo
USD 17 - USD 68
Ranked #1 of 113 Colombo B&B and Inns
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Palm Nest
2.5 of 5
Palm Nest
USD 31 - USD 43
Ranked #5 of 113 Colombo B&B and Inns
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CityRest Fort
2.0 of 5
CityRest Fort
USD 18 - USD 72
Ranked #9 of 113 Colombo B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Frangipani
3.0 of 5
Frangipani
USD 39 - USD 48
Ranked #3 of 113 Colombo B&B and Inns
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City Beds The Regent
2.5 of 5
City Beds The Regent
USD 52 - USD 63
Ranked #4 of 113 Colombo B&B and Inns
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Highbury Colombo
2.5 of 5
Highbury Colombo
USD 50 - USD 118
Ranked #11 of 113 Colombo B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo
4.5 of 5
Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo
USD 183 - USD 333
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Colombo
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Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
4.0 of 5
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
USD 140 - USD 165
Ranked #3 of 43 Hotels in Colombo
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Cinnamon Grand Colombo
4.5 of 5
Cinnamon Grand Colombo
USD 167 - USD 211
Ranked #4 of 43 Hotels in Colombo
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