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Fly Colombo in 2019

Fly to Colombo from $850 from 12 March 2019
Offer valid until 31/10/2019. * Conditions apply

VISIT COLOMBO

Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka. It was recently ranked as the 'Number 1 Tourist Destination' by ‘Lonely Planet’, a highly respected and reputable travel guide. Colombo has a rich heritage that is reflected through its architecture with a mixture of both modern and colonial buildings. The city offers many great destinations for travellers seeking a unique and authentic experience. The Galle Face Green, Colombo Fort, Independence Memorial Hall, Colombo National Museum and Kalutara Bodhiya are the most popular locations in Colombo, it is highly recommended to visit these landmarks. Flights to Colombo from Melbourne take about 13 hours of travel.

 

GALLE FACE GREEN

 

The ‘Galle Face Green’ is an ocean-side urban park that stretches along the coast of Colombo. The destination is popular among tourists travelling to Colombo due to its authentic local experience. It’s a great place to enjoy the sun, fresh air and sea views. Street food is main theme of the region, it is easily accessible and regarded by many as both 'Delicious and Flavoursome'.

 

COLOMBO FORT

 

Colombo Fort is the main harbour of Sri Lanka, it is a very touristic area where many of the major five-star hotels, shops, restaurants and cafes are situated. The area is described as having an ‘Old meets new’ atmosphere, where buildings can be dated back to as early as 1804. Colombo Fort is a must see location for all travellers, especially those that are interested in the history and colonial architecture of simpler times.

 

INDEPENDENCE MEMORIAL HALL

 

The Independence Memorial Hall is a national monument in Colombo, established for the commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from British rule. Construction of the hall began in the year 1949 and was completed in 1953. This location is a lovely place to wind down and spend time in tranquillity, reflecting on the historical significance of the landmark.

 

COLOMBO NATIONAL MUSEUM

 

The national museum of Colombo is the largest museum of Sri Lanka and is another must visit for travellers. The museum contains many significant artefacts and collections of much importance to Sri Lanka such as the throne and crown of the Kandyan monarchs. The museum was founded in the year 1877 by Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha and was originally known as ‘The Colombo Museum’.

 

THE KALUTARA BODHIYA

 

The Kalutara Bodhiya is an ancient Bo tree that has been identified as the oldest living human-planted tree in the world, dating back to the 2nd century BC. Buddhist from all over the world visit the tree as it is said that underneath it is where Buddha attained enlightenment. The tree is situated on the Galle Colombo main road, by the side of the Kalu river, South to the Kalutara city.

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