Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo is considered a must-see by lonely planet:
„it has become a worthy destination in its own right and makes an excellent start – or finish – to your Sri Lankan adventures“
It’s true that Colombo has become more attractive in recent years. In particular, it’s Sri Lanka’s best place for culinary journeys and shopping. However, you should not expect a city as vibrant and charming as Bangkok or Beijing or Delhi or as modern as Singapore or Dubai. Honestly, there are reasons to doubt that Colombo is the best choice for an itinerary. The reason is: Risks are high to spend a lot of time in traffic jams. A rationale is simply this: The time for your holidays in Sri Lanka is limited. Is a day in the city of Colombo more rewarding that sightseeing at another destination that you would not be able to see when visiting Colombo? The answer could be „no“ in case you want to see the beauty of Sri Lanka. The answer will be „yes“, if you think: But the only megacity of the island nation is good a change, and even if there are more rewarding destinations, the itinerary should be rich in variety.
Find our comprehensive report on Colombo's attractions here...
Nuwan Chinthaka Gajanayaka