About Colombo

Looking for cheap flights to Colombo?The 'Garden City of The East' is a must-visit in Sri Lanka. Colombo is home to the Galle Face Green, the Viharamahadevi Park, and the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka. Colombo is also packed with monuments that attract travellers from all over the world such as the National Museum of Colombo, the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, and the Arcade Independence Square.

If you want to plan a visit to Colombo at a time where the weather is not too wet or hot, the best time to do so is from December to March. Known for its  tropical monsoon climate, Colombo's rainy season starts around May and lasts until August. The dry season in Colombo starts in December and ends in March.

 

Things to Know When You Travel to Colombo

Fun Things to do in Colombo

Fun Things to do in Colombo

During the dry season, the weather is perfect for outdoor activities like walking around the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, touring the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, and exploring the Viharamahadevi Park. The dry season is also perfect for a family outing to the Mount Lavinia Beach, a trip to the Colombo National Museum, and a visit to the Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque. That doesn’t mean you won’t have fun if you decide to visit Colombo at any other time. You can still experience a variety of indoor activities such as visiting popular shopping malls and movie theatres like the Crescat Boulevard Mall, the Odel and the Majestic City where you can book tickets to watch the latest blockbusters in some of Colombo's top movie theatres. You can also enjoy many activities like a bowling game at the Excel World Entertainment Park and a pool game at the Liverpool Billiards.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Colombo

Best Time to Book a Flight to Colombo

During Colombo’s peak season, which is from December to March, cheap flights to Colombo might be hard to find since major festivals and events like the 'Galle Literary Festival' in January, the 'Navam Poya' in February and the 'Galle/Jaffna Music Festival' in March are all happening. However, prices for flights to Colombo tend to be cheaper and easy to come across during the offseason, which is between May and August.

Where to Stay When You Fly to Colombo

Where to Stay When You Fly to Colombo

If you're planning to book a flight to Colombo, and you're looking for affordable accommodations such as the Global Towers Hotel & Apartments and the Best Western Elyon Colombo where you can stay near the Arcade Independence Square, the Colombo World Trade Center and the Bambalapitiya Railway Station, areas worth checking include Marine Drive and Kirulapone Avenue. However, if you're searching for a luxurious hotel or resort like Cinnamon Grand Colombo and The Kingsbury make sure to take a look at the accommodations in Kollupitiya and Fort where you’ll be closer to popular attractions like the Khan Clock Tower, the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple and Slave Island Railway Station.

Where to Shop in Colombo

Where to Shop in Colombo

Whatever it is you're looking for, Colombo has it; Luxurious shopping destinations like the Majestic City, the Liberty Plaza and the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct where shopaholics can go wild, fun children activities like swimming in Mount Lavinia Beach and snorkelling at the Island Scuba. Award-winning spas like the Spa Ceylon on Park Street Mews and ExSerendib Ayurveda Cure & Therapy on Flower Road, where stressed people can relax and unwind are also available. When it comes to finding cheap flights to Colombo, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. The prices for airline tickets to Colombo vary depending on the time of visit.

 

Famous Places to Visit in Colombo

Famous Places to Visit in Colombo

Colombo is home to famous attractions such as:

  • Galle Face Green
  • Viharamahadevi Park
  • National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka
  • National Museum of Colombo
  • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple
  • Arcade Independence Square