Sri Lanka is known to offer a great diversity in the different experiences you can expect to indulge in. Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, and a great place to kick start your holiday. Culturally diverse and a virtual melting pot waiting to be sampled, Colombo offers a host of things to do. Find colonial buildings standing side by side with the glitz and glam of the modern day constructs when you traverse the city. Colombo was once considered a garden city, one of the most verdant in the East. Even today, if you get the opportunity of seeing the capital from the air, you will be surprised by the pockets of green that still exist despite the tide of development. So here is a guide as to where to experience green Colombo and, as importantly, what to look for there.
There is air service to and from Colombo, provided by the national airline Sri Lankan Airlines. Flights to Colombo are available from origins throughout Europe, United States, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan. Other airlines, include Qatar Airlines and Emirates. If you were to fly Emirates, you can stop over in Colombo on your way to Singapore (e.g. Dubai – Colombo – Singapore)
Through online bookings, you can find the cheap tickets to Colombo, travel packages, coupons and other exciting deals. There are two airports Bandaranaike International Airport serves the city for all International flights while the Ratmalana Airport serves all local flights.
No other places in the world seem to compare to the bewitching beauty and charm that the island have for tourists and visitors. Wherever you may come from, you’d easily fall for the beaches, ancient cities, wildlife, national parks, the warm, and tropical all year weather as well as the hospitable people. No wonder many visitors believe that Colombo is a divine island paradise. The best time to visit is during the North East monsoon season, which is November to April.