Colombo: Just one more thing…
Flights to Colombo arrive in a city with a dash of urban pizzaz in the beautiful rural setting of Sri Lanka's breath-taking landscapes. The spices, colours and culture of Sri Lanka permeate a city that is often overlooked by many travellers.
The Pettah bazaar and scattering of traditional temples are definitely worth seeing. So too are the stunning Buddha statues and the Cinnamon Gardens with their elegant buildings and tree-lined streets. The Galle Face Green Promenade is often where locals love to fly kites and visitors love to amble, especially at sunset when the giant fiery sun casts its glow across the endless Indian Ocean. With historic colonial architecture, lively markets and restful gardens, Colombo may not be what we imagine Sri Lanka to be, but it is definitely worthy of a visit. With a large choice of restaurants serving sumptuous local cuisine and friendly bars and nightlife, Colombo may not be palm trees and beaches but it's still a captivating and intriguing part of Sri Lanka and helps to see the country as a whole.
Cost of Living for Colombo
|Cost of a coffee||£1.7|
|Cost of a pint||£1.04|
|Cost of taxi (start + price/km)||£0.26 + £0.23/km|
|Cost of public transport (one-way)||£0.1|
|Cost of 3 course meal for 2 (mid-range)||£10.42|
* Cost of living data sourced from Numbeo.
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