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Best of Colombo Guide

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Colombo
Colombo is the gateway to Sri Lanka for most travelers—but don’t be tempted to simply pass through this diverse and interesting city. Take a train ride along the coast to Mount Lavinia, a popular beach, or explore the Talangama Wetland, which several TripAdvisor travelers say is the perfect place to take a break from the bustling streets of the city.

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Ceylon Escapes
Ceylon Escapes
Owner description: Ceylon Escapes offers a personalized and memorable holiday experience of Sri Lanka.We offer tailor made transport solutions and authentic local experiences with our pool of... more Owner description: Ceylon Escapes offers a personalized and memorable holiday experience of Sri Lanka.We offer tailor made transport solutions and authentic local experiences with our pool of experienced chauffeur guides. less
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles
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Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Siriranga Viaggi
Siriranga Viaggi
Owner description: Siriranga Travel is a company founded over 10 years ago that offers customized packages through Sri Lanka, built on the needs and curiosity of tourists. Our main goal is simply to... more Owner description: Siriranga Travel is a company founded over 10 years ago that offers customized packages through Sri Lanka, built on the needs and curiosity of tourists. Our main goal is simply to raise awareness of the culture and history of our beautiful land. less
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles; Cultural Tours
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Independence Square
Independence Square
Attraction type: Neighbourhoods
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Ikoi Tei
Ikoi Tei
Ranked #1 of 576 Restaurants in Colombo
Price: US$ 10 - US$ 70
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Seafood, Asian
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Graze Kitchen
Graze Kitchen
Ranked #2 of 576 Restaurants in Colombo
Price: US$ 17 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Italian, Japanese, Indian, International, Asian, Thai, Chinese, Sri Lankan
Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Lagoon
The Lagoon
Ranked #3 of 576 Restaurants in Colombo
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe
Paradise Road the Gallery Cafe
Ranked #4 of 576 Restaurants in Colombo
Price: US$ 12 - US$ 52
Cuisines: International, European, British, Sri Lankan, Asian
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nuga Gama at Cinnamon Grand Colombo
Nuga Gama at Cinnamon Grand Colombo
Ranked #5 of 576 Restaurants in Colombo
Cuisines: Asian, Sri Lankan
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Bunkyard Hostels
2.0 of 5
Bunkyard Hostels
US$ 11 - US$ 58
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Drift BnB Colombo
3.0 of 5
Drift BnB Colombo
US$ 16 - US$ 81
Ranked #2 of 148 Colombo B&B and Inns
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Moss Colombo
3.0 of 5
Moss Colombo
US$ 17 - US$ 63
Ranked #4 of 148 Colombo B&B and Inns
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

City Beds The Regent
2.5 of 5
City Beds The Regent
US$ 44 - US$ 54
Ranked #3 of 148 Colombo B&B and Inns
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Richmond House Colombo
3.5 of 5
Richmond House Colombo
US$ 56 - US$ 88
Ranked #17 of 54 Hotels in Colombo
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Hangover Hostels Colombo
2.0 of 5
Hangover Hostels Colombo
US$ 15 - US$ 42
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Uga Residence
4.5 of 5
Uga Residence
US$ 170 - US$ 435
Ranked #1 of 54 Hotels in Colombo
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Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo
4.5 of 5
Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo
US$ 154 - US$ 341
Ranked #2 of 54 Hotels in Colombo
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Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
5.0 of 5
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
US$ 86 - US$ 190
Ranked #3 of 54 Hotels in Colombo
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.