With a rich history dating as far back as the 5th century where Colombo Sri Lanka served as a convenient sea port between the east and west, the commercial and industrial hub was declared the capital of Sri Lanka in 1815. Travel to Colombo is a must on any tour of the island of Sri Lanka.
Colombo boasts a fine array of architectural intelligence ranging from structures designed with influences from the colonial era, the historic and cultural heritage of Sri Lanka and even the high-rise buildings from the western world. As you travel to Colombo, be sure to experience the best the cosmopolitan city has to offer, bustling with activity at any given time, ranging from markets, entertainment parks, gardens, shopping malls, museums, historic buildings, restaurants and pubs and even a few night clubs and casinos.
Amidst the hustle and the bustle, Colombo Sri Lanka, situated on the west coast of the island nation, offers the rare privilege of immense tranquility. The beaches of Mount Lavinia in the suburbs of Colombo particularly are ideal to unwind and enjoy the sunset after a long day of activity in the city.
The Colombo weather remains warm and constant through most of the year, except during the inter-monsoonal rains.