The nation’s capital, which offers a variety of tourist experiences, has established itself as one of the top destinations for both luxurious vacations and backpacking trips. Whether you are a history buff or a shopaholic, Colombo will never let you down. Colombo has it all, whether you want to learn about Indian culture or just unwind through a cooking session with skilled chefs against an amazing sea-facing backdrop.
It is believed that the old Sinhala phrase Kolon Thota, which means "port on the river Kelani," is where the word "Colombo," first used by the Portuguese in 1505, got its start.
According to a different idea, the name Kola-amba-Thota, which means "harbour with leafy/green mango trees" in Sinhala, is where it came from.