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    Colombo, Sri Lanka's largest city, a beehive of commotion with more than a million inhabitants.The capital city of Srilanka with it's frenetic traffic and general chaos is a little too much for most to handle but Colombo is, however, worth a look, offering color and some interesting attractions, like the national museum, the Pettah bazaar and some lovely temples.

    Locals enjoy games of cricket, fly kites or take evening strolls watching the sunset. Beyond this lies Colombo's smart neighbourhood, Cinammon Gardens, boasting elegant mansions, tree-lined streets and the lovely Viharamaha Devi Park.

    What is especially enjoyable is the variety of cuisine that can be sampled at any one of the city's plentiful bars, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and kiosks.

    Adding to Sri Lanka’s natural and cultural heritage will be a breathtaking line up of first-time events that are sure to mesmerize even the most seasoned traveler.
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    • Bodu Bala Sena
      3.45 Km from Colombo
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    • Havelock City
      5.05 Km from Colombo
      The Havelock City Project, well known locally for its Asia Pacific Property Awards, is one of the largest and most expensive multi-purpose real-estate development projects in the world, being constructed in the Havelock Town region of Sri Lanka. The project will consist of ten individual towers: Tower 1 – 22 floors (also called Park Tower) Tower 2 – 22 floors (also called Elibank Tower) Tower 3 – 22 floors (also called "Layards Tower") Tower 4 – 22 floors (also called "Davidson To...
    • Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya
      9.60 Km from Colombo
      Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya is a Buddhist temple situated in Bellanwila, Colombo District, Sri Lanka. Located around 12 km south to the Colombo city, near Dehiwala - Maharagama road, the temple attracts hundreds of devotees daily and is famous for its annual Esala Perehera festival which is usually take place in the month of August or September. One of the most venerated Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka, many devotees flock to worship the sacred Bo tree of Bellanwila Rajamaha Vihara, which is cons...
    • Gampaha Botanical Garden
      23.56 Km from Colombo
      Gampaha Botanical Garden, also known as Henarathgoda Botanical Garden is situated in the suburb of Gampaha. It was established in 1876 by the British to conduct experiments on exotic economic plants such as Rubber, and explore plant wealth and development of economy in the colony. The first imported rubber tree to Sri Lanka was first planted in this garden and it was the first seedlings of Brazilian rubber tree ever planted in Asia. The garden consists of a large variety of plants and many of th...
    • Henarathgoda Botanical Garden
      23.66 Km from Colombo
      Henarathgoda Botanical Garden is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. The other botanical gardens are Peradeniya Botanical Garden, Hakgala Botanical Garden, Mirijjawila Botanical Garden and Seetawaka Botanical Garden.

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      Sri Lanka and Maldives 2a 1/1 Greogry's Road,, Colombo 7, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
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      No; 47A 1/1, Colombo Horana Road,, Piliyandala 10300, Sri Lanka
    • Pinnawala
      Located in turn off from just past Kegalle along the Colombo - Kandy main road ( 85 kms from colombo) , travelers head to Pinnawala for one reason and one reason alone : Elephants. Pinnawala houses the largest elephant orphanage in the country. Where Elephants who are left with our parental support are adopted taken care of and if possible released to the wild or given to safe custody of caretakers . The orphanage also takes care of elephants who are unable to fend for themselves. Among the elephants at pinnawala are victims of land mines, elephants with poor eye sight and elephants who cannot survive in the wild.

      The pinnawala elephant orphanage is located in close proximity to a river to which elephants are taken twice a day to bathe. This is a high tourist attraction as hotels have been built around the area for visitors to enjoy this activity. Among other activities for visitors are the opportunity to feed milk to the young elephants and elephant rides are provided along the river by other private operators in the area. The pinnawala area itself is a very small town primarily concentrating on providing supplies to the tourists/ visitors to the Pinnawala Orphanage. The travel time from Colombo is generally about 2 to 2.30 hrs depending on the road traffic conditions.


      It can be reached from both Kegalle as well as from the Colombo Kurunegala main road.
      Pinnawala, Sri Lanka
    • Negombo

      Negombo located beside the shores of a lagoon with the same name once Portugese and Dutch traded by this port. It is also an ideal place and quick access for those who wish to have immediate access from and to the airport. the old Dutch fort gate that was built in 1672 which is now a part of the prison, the Dutch Canal are the attractions of the city which was then a supply route to the Dutch administration, old churches and fishing villagers. The 100km long canal running through the town is still being used and is an attraction for those who wish to see the country from a different point of view.

      The stretch of road towards Kotchchikade comes to life at dusk (most shops are open at daytime too) with many handicrafts and curio shops, gem shops, restaurants and internet cafes catering for tourists.

      Negombo, Sri Lanka
    • Kalutara
      Kalutara is a major city located along the western coast of Sri Lanka. It belong to the western province and is the main city in the District also named Kalutara. The Main attraction in Kalutara is the "Kalutara Bodiya" or Temple. Venerated by Buddhists it is considered as a place of worship with prime importance. The temple itself is segregated into two divided by the Galle Road ( Colombo - Galle). As a practice all travelers going south , stop to make a donation and evoke blessings for a safe travel when passing the Kalutara Bodiya.

      Kalutara is a multi ethnic town with a fair share of churches and mosques. The "Kalu" Ganga/River one of the Five major Rivers in Sri Lanka Falls to the Sea from Kalutara thus giving the name to the city. The "moya kata" or the estuary is a highly visited place in the area, it is clearly visibly the large mass of fresh water mixing with the sea water creating a glamorous aura.

      Fishing and Tourism are two of the main income generators in Kalutara itself (Kalutara North & South). Although the beaches are not as popular as the ones further down the southern coast of Sri Lanka, a plethora of tourist hotels have spawned in the past to take advantage of both the Sea & the river , a combination which is not so common.
      Kalutara, Sri Lanka

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    Graphic showing average weather in Colombo in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 26.4 114.8 79.5 45.2
    Feb 26.6 103.1 79.9 40.6
    Mar 27.5 169.5 81.5 66.7
    Apr 28 291.9 82.4 114.9
    May 28.2 386.7 82.8 152.2
    Jun 27.7 257.2 81.9 101.3
    Jul 27.3 180.7 81.1 71.1
    Aug 27.4 157.2 81.3 61.9
    Sep 27.4 187.1 81.3 73.7
    Oct 26.9 396.9 80.4 156.3
    Nov 26.6 358.5 79.9 141.1
    Dec 26.4 199.4 79.5 78.5

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