In memory of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo

Suggested Itineraries

48 Hours: Day 1

Ganesha Kovil

Ganesha Kovil

After an enticing breakfast and healthy boost at EAT, experience a highlight of the local area at Ganesha Kovil (a Hindu temple). Outside, merchants sell metres and metres of flowers strung together, as well as coconuts, bananas and sacred fig leaves or 'bo' leaves, as they are more commonly known, to give as offerings.

The Sizzle

For a sizzling lunch experience try The Sizzle , a recent Colombo 'inno-vention' that consists of an entire meal being served on a cast iron platter placed on a wooden base and served sizzling to your table. Nothing beats being served a sizzling brownie with ice cream, served with a cocktail that literally bubbles and smokes.

The Sizzle
Gangaramaya Temple

Gangaramaya Temple

After lunch if you are not 'templed out' visit Gangaramaya Temple and meet the star attraction, an elephant called Ganga whose home is like an antique museum in the once corporate hub of Colombo. After a tour of this fascinating spot take the promenade around the tree-lined Beira Lake. Here you can find the Seema Malaka Temple, which is connected to the historical Gangaramaya Temple and every year holds the Navam Perahera - a pageant that attracts over a million people to line its streets.

Urban Kitchen

For a popular nearby dinner spot that is a bit different head to Urban Kitchen, for a unique all in one dining experience. Here you can enjoy blackened swordfish while sipping on some mocktail and topping it off with some delicious pudding.
Urban Kitchen

48 Hours: Day 2

Casa Serena

Casa Serena

Want to start the day in a healthy way? EAT2GO has some great combinations to offer. From freshly made sandwiches to whole fruits, or for some morning vitamins, try our delicious fruit salad and yogurt. All available for takeaway if you want to hit the road or set out sprinting into Colombo. Fueled and ready to explore head to Casa Serena, a lovely spot to experience art and culture in a colonial structure, accompanied by a gallery exhibiting a diverse array of art, photography, sculpture, video installations and crafts. Some items are practical, some are useful, and some are just simply beautiful.

Gallery Café

Starting to feel hungry again? Then jump into a tuk tuk and try The Gallery Café, which is famous for its deserts, in particular its homemade coconut ice cream. Occupying the former office of Sri Lanka's most famous architect, Geoffrey Bawa, it is a hot spot to see bold, contemporary art work, shop and meet architects.
Gallery Café
Architect's Town House

Architect's Town House

Afterwards take a stroll to the architect's town house, Number 11, located in a charming secluded cul-de-sac. Enjoy a tour and a fifteen-minute film on Bawa's work and life.

Tintagel

The perfect way to end your 48 hours in Colombo has to be at Tintagel for dinner. Be sure to try the Prince Charles 65th Birthday Dessert created by the hotel during his recent visit to open the Commonwealth Meeting with the president of Sri Lanka. End the night at Silk , enjoying the wickedly cool music and a vibe that makes it such a great night venue.
Tintagel