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The island of Sri Lanka is an often troubled, sometimes overlooked, but infinitely beguiling destination. A place where all the beauty of nature can be found, explored, and enjoyed like nowhere else. Whether you travel to Sri Lanka to sunbathe on one of the beaches along the South Coast; explore the highlands where tea is grown around Kandy, or just want to spend time in the capital city Colombo, you will discover a country like no other.

Top Colombo Tourist Attractions

Try to make sure that you have time in Colombo to check out the amazing tourist attractions there. Amongst the Colombo attractions include the Galle Face Green is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Slave Island are also well worth seeking out. Colombo’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Colombo city tour before you travel and allow our expert Colombo based guides to show you some of Colombo’s hidden treasures.

Colombo Sporting Guide

Colombo’s most popular sport is Cricket, which is played by the Colombo Cricket Club who play at Colombo Cricket Ground. Every year, the biggest event for Colombo sporting calendar is undoubtedly International Tests at the Colombo Cricket Ground.

Top Colombo Tourist Attractions

Try to make sure that you have time in Colombo to check out the amazing tourist attractions there. Amongst the Colombo attractions include the Galle Face Green is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Slave Island are also well worth seeking out. Colombo’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Colombo city tour before you travel and allow our expert Colombo based guides to show you some of Colombo’s hidden treasures.

Climate Guide to Colombo

Discover the best time to visit Colombo thanks to our simple guide to the climate in Colombo. The table below shows the average temperatures in Colombo over the course of a year in Colombo.

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Colombo Driver's Guide

All you need to drive a car in Colombo is your regular UK license. For security in Sri Lanka, make sure your license is valid before you go to Colombo.
On the road in Colombo, as with the rest of Sri Lanka, you must drive on the left side of the road. Although it is not possible to book car hire in Colombo for your trip, there are many attractions around Colombo, so take some time to explore!

Your Guide to Colombo Airport

Bandaranaike International Airport is located approximately 22 miles to the north of Colombo. The airport's IATA code is CMB, and flights there take 13 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Colombo is simple, and taxis are plentiful. Bandaranaike International Airport has many shops to browse before you fly, offering souvenirs from your time in Colombo.

Colombo Consulate Details

If you get into trouble in Colombo, or just need some advice, the Colombo British Consulate is the place to go.

British high Commission (Maldives)
190 Galle Road
Kolupitaya
Colombo 3

Telephone: (94) (11) 243 7336 43

Colombo Fact File

City Name: Colombo
Country: Sri Lanka
Language: Tamil
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee
Time Difference: GMT + 6
Electricity Supply: 230/240V AC 50Hz

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