Monday, September 26, 2016

Experience in the Heart of Sri Lanka (Colombo) – Travelers Eye

While looking around for favourite cities and fun things to do while on a holiday, you may or may not come across Colombo as the best place to be.

While there are a lot of travelers who prefer to travel direct to the hilly regions of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya (referred to as ‘Up Country’) or down towards the coastal areas, Colombo actually has a rather understated class of its own and seems to hold travelers in a languid thrall once they begin to explore her nooks and crannies.

With its heritage of colonial buildings and a plethora of newly concreted high-rises and shopping malls, there is a thrumming nightlife that boasts more than a few casinos, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs.

The accommodation in Colombo are a sublime mixture of earthy, minimalistic type abodes with handloom bed spreads and raw-food breakfasts, to the more luxurious offering of the five star hotel with its continental breakfasts, high teas and theme dinners. You can choose from a host of hostels, guest houses, hotels or apartments to meet your requirement.  

The city also has a hypnotically seductive offering of fine dining restaurants such as Kema Sutra, The Gallery Café and Café Francais by Pourcel, to name a few.

Remember, the best and most fun way to get around Colombo is by Tuk Tuk. Most of the time there are plenty of these three-wheel vehicles to take you around Colombo for a very nominal (metered) fare. If you prefer to walk short distances, be prepared to smile and wave-off many interested tuk tuk drivers who will want to stop and get you onboard as a passenger! They are fun, and quite safe!
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