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Things to do in Colombo 10

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Casino
  • 3 locals recommend
Hotel
“Seafood Restaurant Saffron in Cinnamon Grand is a great place to enjoy the local seafood. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Mall at Colombo City Centre is Sri Lanka’s largest shopping destination, housing the best local and international brands alongside world-class restaurants and entertainment.”
  • 11 locals recommend
History Museum
“Originally the home of Count Carl Van Ranzow, this colonial Dutch town house was built in the latter part of the 17th century. The era's unique architectural features and artefacts are displayed here.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Place to shop
“You can buy all your groceries here to cook in the flat or your breakfast items. You can also pick up some clothes, pens, stationary etc. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Night Club
“This is a very cool nightclub in Colombo that plays the best in R+B and house music till very late!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Shopping Pettah is a neighbourhood in Colombo, Sri Lanka located east of the City centre Fort. The Pettah neighborhood is famous for the Pettah Market, a series of open air bazaars and markets. It is ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Landmark
“If you’ve never heard of something called an island temple, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Seema Malaka is the perfect option for those looking for a little quiet time away from the maddening rush of the city. The tropical vibes of the place make it an ideal choice for couples, too. Surrounded by lush greenery beside the water, the Seema Malaka temple carries a stunning amalgamation of the Chinese, Thai, Indian, and Sri Lankan styles of architecture. Aiming to promote peace amongst people of all cultures and religions, Seema Malaka is one of the most peaceful places to visit in Colombo. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 3 locals recommend
Lake
“Put together the elements of picnic, adventure and pilgrimage, and you have Beria Lake, one of the most beautiful tourist places in Colombo. Set in the heart of the city, Beria Lake sits in close proximity to the legendary Gangaramaya Temple, while a beautiful temple called Seema Makala temple graces the centre of the lake. The resident temple is furnished with beautiful idols of Buddhist and Hindu deities. Religious appeal aside, the lake is a popular haunt for birdwatchers and photographers, especially during the evenings when a spectacular sunset lights up the sky. Spanning nearly 160 acres, the lake is also famous for rowing and other activities. .”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“A chaotic and vibrant market with interconnected streets that sell literally, everything. Perfect for bargain hunters. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Entertainment complex, with everything ranging from places to eat, bumper cars, bowling, cinemas, arcades and games and social events.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Place to shop
“The Pettah Floating Markets are located on Bastian Mawatha in Pettah, a neighborhood in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and consist of 92 trade stalls, with a number of the stalls established on boats on Beira Lake. The floating market serves as a tourist attraction selling local produce and local handicraft.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Mosque
“he mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Colombo and a popular tourist site in the city.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Food, drink, shopping access to Cinnamon Grand Hotel with delicious restuarants”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Night Club
“This is a very cool nightclub in Colombo that plays the best in R+B and house music till very late!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Come, visit Nuga Gama, a rustic haven in the middle of an urban atmosphere, serving a delicious traditional Sri Lankan buffet cooked by local ammes and a unique village experience. Trust this restaurant set around a 200 year-old banyan tree, to cast its rural charm on you.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best places to have a quick bite or take your time with a glass of wine, the beautiful little Bristo's reputation is anything but little. Open 8am-12am being one of the few great places in town for great for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Part of the Hilton chain of hotels, 3 restaurants and bars offer a choice of Sri Lankan and Western cuisine. A gym, swimming pool, sauna and tennis court are open to those who like to stay fit. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Local version of Burger King. Unrelated to the international chain (piracy is alive and kicking in Sri Lanka)! Good burgers, cheap.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“They have great seafood served fresh off ice. For a restaurant in a five star hotel, their pricing is pretty reasonable. Their cuttlefish in tamarind sauce is really good. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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