Colombo, former capital of Sri Lanka is the starting point for tourists to start their travel in Sri Lanka. The city is a unique and interesting blend of heritage and modernization that appeal to travelers of all kind. Tourists find Colombo very interesting as the commercial and financial center of Sri Lanka is filled with colonial buildings, shopping malls, bazaars, and hotels with all modern facilities. The climate of Colombo is tropical and comfortable throughout the year.
Built during the periods of Portuguese and Dutch, the Fort of Colombo is now a major commercial center of the country that houses major offices, big hotels, shops, airline offices, banks, main post office, immigration office, travel agencies and restaurants.
Situated at Colombo 7(Cinnamon Gardens Area), National Museum is the oldest and largest Museum of Sri Lanka, which was established in 1877 by the British Governor Sir William Gregory.
Just 12 km south of Colombo, Mount Lavinia is the most popular tourist beach because of its historical value and its beauty. It is an ideal place for travellers to enjoy the sea and sand. The Governor’s House built in 1805 is now converted into famous Mount Lavinia Hotel.