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The city of Colombo has a lot to offer its visitors. The city is an excellent mix of old and new and is the largest city in Sri Lanka. The city has the laidback atmosphere of the past era and the vibrancy of a modern day metropolis. The city serves as...more

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Profile image Sohail Patel reviewed Masjid Al Makbool 22 days agoColombo
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pretty good

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sri lanakan paradisr

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Ever tried a Kottu before? Don't miss out on this Sri Lankan classic on your next visit!! :D

The best 10 places to find Halal Kottu in Sri Lanka

Try out Halal street food in Sri Lanka. Halal Kottu, a dish made from godhamba roti, vegetables & meat.

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No better place to go for Multi-cultural cuisine and a hot cup of chocolate! YUM!

Visit Cioconat Lounge for the Best Hot Chocolate in Colombo! Great Halal Dishes to Choose From

Sample mouthwatering Halal food at Cioconat Lounge - a great lounge and Halal restaurant in Colombo! Sample a massive range of cuisine types - Italian cuisine, Asian cuisine, International cuisine, Arabic cuisine and Continental food.

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In need of comfort food? We've got the best solution! 

The Best Places for Halal Pizza in Colombo

If you're looking for the best spots to find Halal pizza in Colombo, HalalTrip has put together some of the best places that you could head to!

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Arabian Knights Try the Best Middle Eastern Food in Colombo!

Enjoy authentic Middle Eastern food in Colombo at Arabian Knights! Try a range of mouthwatering Arabic dishes ranging from shawarmas to falafel to fattoush t...

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If you are a lover of Arabian and Middle Eastern cuisine, Arabian knights is the place to be ;)

Try the Best Authentic Arabic and Middle Eastern Food in Colombo

Visit Arabian Knights for the best Middle Eastern food in Colombo. The best range of Arabic and Middle Eastern favorites from falafel, fattoush, hummus & shawarma.

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The Sandwich Factory - A Classic American Diner Experience!

The Sandwich Factory chooses to specialise in one area of food, hence its title, and boasts the largest sandwich selection in Sri Lanka, of over 50 kinds of ...

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Description

The city of Colombo has a lot to offer its visitors. The city is an excellent mix of old and new and is the largest city in Sri Lanka. The city has the laidback atmosphere of the past era and the vibrancy of a modern day metropolis. The city serves as the best entry point to Sri Lanka and an excellent base for exploring the surrounding historical and natural attractions.
The Colombo Fort was built during the Dutch and Portuguese periods. The fort area today houses government and private offices and also is a commercial center. There are several places worth seeing in the fort that can be visited on foot. A walk down the Galle Face Green Promenade is highly recommended. It stretches for half kilometre and is a remnant of the British era. The Colombo Zoo spans over an area of 11 acres and has an exclusive collection of flora and fauna. To know about the history, heritage and culture of Sri Lanka a visit to the Colombo National Museum is a must.
Colombo offers a good range of shopping facilities. Pettah adjacent to the Colombo Fort is an excellent shopping district. The Crescat Boulevard on Galle Road is a good place to shop. Other places to shop in the city include shopping complexes such asLiberty Plaza, Majestic City and Paradise Road.

Nearby Airports

The closest airport to Colombo is the Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake. The time taken from the airport to reach Colombo is around one hour. Airport taxis are available from the airport to the city. Travellers can directly book taxi from the arrival lounge. The price depends on the chosen destination. The most affordable way to reach the city is by bus. There is a public bus that leaves from the airport bus depot to Colombo Fort. The airport bus depot can be reached by a free shuttle. The public bus to the Colombo Fort costs around Rs 40 for a one-way trip.
Another interesting way to get to Colombo is by train. From the airport bus depot take a tuk-tuk to the Katunayaka South station, it is about 1Km away and costs around Rs 100 one-way. From the Katunayaka South station take any train to the Colombo Fort, which costs Rs 30. Visitors can also take a tuk-tuk from the airport bus depot to the city. A one-way trip costs around 1000-1200 LKR.

Halal Restaurants

For Muslim visitors Colombo offers a plethora of halal restaurants serving local cuisine and also international food. Some of the best halal restaurants in Colombo include Eastern Wok Halal Restaurant, The Sandwich Factory, Elite Restaurant, Al-Maas Family Restaurant, etc.

Mosques

Colombo has a number of mosques. Some of the prominent mosques in Colombo are Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque, Masjidul Akbar Jumma Mosque, Ad DiyakulSasuliyakulGaspiya Mosque, Al Masjid AnNajimJumma Mosque, JawattaJumma Mosque, etc.

Things to Do and See in Colombo

  • The National Museum of Colombo
  • The Dutch Period Museum
  • The Natural History Museum
  • Galle Face Promenade
  • Colombo Zoological Gardens
  • Pettah
  • The Fort
  • The Viharamahadevi Park