100. Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Most large cities do not have much to offer, but trust me when I say Colombo, Sri Lanka is a worthwhile capital to visit.
Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka on the western coast of the country.
How To Get Here
As Sri Lanka is an island, there are no trains that arrive here from another country, however there are trains from Colombo to all parts of the country from the Central Train Station in the heart of the city.
The Colombo International Airport (CMB) is the closest international airport. The following airlines has service to Colombo, Sri Lanka (CMB):
- Air Asia (AK), Air China (CA), Air India (AI), Austrian Airlines (OS), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), China Eastern Airlines (MU, Cinnamon Air (C7), Emirates (EK), Etihad Airways (EY), FlyDubai (FZ), Jet Airways (9W), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Korean Airlines (KE), Kuwait Airways (KU), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Qatar Airways (QR), Oman Air (WY), Rotana jet (RG), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), SilkAir (MI), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Spicejet (SG), SriLankan (UL), Thai Airways (TG), TOR Air (OD), Turkish Airlines (TK) and Ukraine International (PS).
There are buses from Colombo to all parts of the country from the Central Bus Station in the heart of the city.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
There are several places to stay in this city. And they offer different levels of comfort. I stayed with Cinnamon Hotels and also the Kingsbury and was quite pleased.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
Colombo has places to eat everywhere. You do the traditional thing and eat with your hands at a sit down restaurant, eat street food or sit in a fine dining restaurant or dine at your hotel You take your pick. It’s all good and quite tasty.
What To Do
Actually plenty to do in this city. I recommend the Temples and the Maning Market and take a walk downtown. Plus if you go by Galle Fort its quite worth it as well. Shopping is quite good here as well. But I recommend staying away from the electronics items as tempting as they are.
==>> Here is a list of more organized things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> You may also check Viator for additional things to do.
==>> Lonely Planet also has a list of things to do.
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