Colombo is now a must visit city in your travel itinerary to Sri Lanka where many make a pit stop to shop, buy mementos to take home or to sample the varied restaurants and roof top bars that the capital has to offer. There are also many sites to visit that showcase history of Sri Lanka architecture, the culture, and people.
Beat the heat and start your day in Pettah. This manic port-side region of the Capital is the heartbeat of the city. Best accessed by tuk-tuk, Pettah is a chaotic hub where locals head to find a bargain whether its spices, fabrics, electronics and all manner of curiosities. Be ready to haggle. Dotted among the shops are a number of historic sites also worth visiting: the Dutch Colonia Wolfendhal Church, Colombo Dutch Museum – Princes Lane, Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque (Red Mosque) and Old Kathiresan Kovil.