Srilanka - Colombo

Tripoto
8th Dec 2017
Photo of Srilanka - Colombo by Yasmin Mirza

Want an international trip in lower budget which offers you great experience. So this one is for you a country surrounded by the Indian Ocean. A complete package, you can find everything from the plain lands to hills, forest to the beautiful beaches, history and country which provides amazing tea. You will love to explore a country which provides different type of weather and architecture. Also Indian money is stronger than that of Sri lanka ,so you can enjoy more and be pocket friendly.

Sri Lanka was known from the beginning of British colonial rule as Ceylon. The country adopted its current name in 1972. It is in the Indian Ocean southwest of the Bay of Bengal, between latitudes 5° and 10°N, and longitudes 79° and 82°E. Sri Lanka has 103 rivers. The longest of these is the Mahaweli River.

In this blog we will cover colombo only. 2-3 days are sufficient to explore this city.

Visa : If you are travelling to Sri Lanka ,you will need e-Visa in order to entering the country. Getting the visa is not a difficult task at all. There are 3 mode of applying the visa. You can apply e-Visa online and this will be valid for 30 days. You can get it easily within some hours.

second is you can get visa via Agent, It could be little costly in comparison to online visa but they will arrange it. and if you haven’t taken visa yet. Don’t worry, you can easily get visa on Colombo Airport . For this you have to pay 5$ extra.

So let me take you to Sri Lanka. We were travelling from Delhi (India). So we took a flight to Colombo airport.

Best Time To Visit : Best time to visit is December to March due to its moderating effects temperature of Sri Lanka is high.

Where To Eat : You will find lots of variety in food including see foods. One can easily get street food to fine dining restaurants. If you are Indian you can find some good brand like Domino's, KFC, Punjabi Grills . So don’t worry if you are lover of indian food.

Our cab picked up from the airport and drop us to the hotel. We reached there in night so we have taken rest in the hotel.

Hotels in Colombo : You will get hotel as per you budget starting from 1000-10000 rs. So don't worry search on online and book anyone of the choice. If you are just visiting colombo not covering the other parts of Sri Lanka and a lover of beaches then before booking the hotel check the location and book a hotel which offers direct access to the beach.

Places to visit in colombo :

Our first destination was Galle Face Beach. This beach is really good to enjoy for the family and couples. You will find lots of street foods here which are mostly sea foods. You can sit here for long time and enjoy the wind and sea the waves going up and down.

Best Time To Visit : This place is too hot so prefer to go to the place on evening and enjoy the sunset.

Photo of Srilanka - Colombo 1/3 by Yasmin Mirza
Photo of Srilanka - Colombo 2/3 by Yasmin Mirza
Photo of Srilanka - Colombo 3/3 by Yasmin Mirza
Day 1

Galle Face Beach is situated on the Galle Face Road so we decided to just walk through and saw some good malls and shopping hubs on the way. You can get nearly everything you need.

Day 2

Best Time To Visit : Evening and Morning

Photo of Seema Malaka, Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka by Yasmin Mirza

This is a Buddhist temple situated in the Beira Lake. Here people come for meditation and rest rather than worship. This is the part of Gangaramaya Temple.

Best Time To Visit : Morning

Photo of Srilanka - Colombo by Yasmin Mirza

Elephant ride : When you are in Sri Lanka there are lots of places which offers you elephant ride. Also you can play with these elephants, they will not hurt you.

Best Time To Visit : Any Time

Turtles: Yes, we have seen turtles of different size and variety. We hold the turtle and clicked some pictures.

Best Time To Visit : Any time

After these don't miss to do dinner on the beach.

Dinner On The Beach : Wow, This is what i always wanted we searched for a good restaurant which was on the beach and had some good dinner on the beach side with sunset. When you are on the beaches this is the must to do. There are lots of restaurants on the beach, you can find any of your choice

Day 3

Underwater aquarium, you will find lots of different type of fish and other sea animals here and yes you will surely love it. Also you will get into the tunnel which is surrounded by the water tank filled with the beautiful and colorful fishes.

Best Time To Visit : Any Time

Entry Fee : 600 rs/person

Photo of Water World Lanka, Sri Lanka by Yasmin Mirza
Photo of Water World Lanka, Sri Lanka by Yasmin Mirza
Photo of Water World Lanka, Sri Lanka by Yasmin Mirza
Photo of Water World Lanka, Sri Lanka by Yasmin Mirza
Photo of Water World Lanka, Sri Lanka by Yasmin Mirza
Photo of Water World Lanka, Sri Lanka by Yasmin Mirza
Photo of Water World Lanka, Sri Lanka by Yasmin Mirza
Photo of Water World Lanka, Sri Lanka by Yasmin Mirza
Photo of Water World Lanka, Sri Lanka by Yasmin Mirza
Photo of Water World Lanka, Sri Lanka by Yasmin Mirza

Independence square is situated in the prestigious Cinnamon Garden district of Colombo. There is a memorial hall which shows the independence of Sri Lanka from British rule in 1948. Tourists must visit the place and walk over the architecture and take relax over the mango trees. This arcade is one of the most historical landmarks in the city.

Best Time To Visit : Morning and Evening

If you have still some time then go to this beach which is less crowded. This is situated in a bit outside but as this is very clean and beautiful so it is worth going here.

Best Time To Visit : Sunrise and Sunset

Photo of Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka by Yasmin Mirza
Photo of Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka by Yasmin Mirza

After exploring this beautiful city in 3 days we said goodbye and took some beautiful memories with us.

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