Colombo, Sri Lanka
Description: is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka. It is the financial centre of the island and a popular tourist destination. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the legislative capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo is often referred to as the capital since Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is within the urban area of, and a satellite city of, Colombo. Famous landmarks in Colombo include Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, Beira Lake, Colombo Racecourse, Planetarium, University of Colombo, Mount Lavinia beach, Nelum Pokuna Theatre,Colombo Lotus Tower(is being constructed) as well as the National Museum.
S/S: Colombo Lighthouse, The Prison Cell of the last Sri Lankan King, Lighthouse with Clock Tower designed by Lady Ward (built before the Big Ben in London), Galle Face Promenade with cannons of World War II, South Expansion of the Colombo Harbour, York Street with remnants of British Colonial Architecture, Slave Island area, famous Hindu Kovil with a uniquely carved gopuram, the scenic Beira Lake in the heart of the city, the War Memorial, Public Library, National Museum, Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Vihara Mahadevi Park, Colombo Town Hall, and many more giving historical and important landmarks and places that make an interesting tapestry of the life within the city limits of Colombo
Weather: Colombo is a year-round destination and can be visited any time of the year. Apart from the heavy monsoons, which generally last between June and September, the weather is pleasant for most of the year. Here’s a monthly breakup of Colombo’s climatic conditions so you can plan when to go:
January to March: Colombo is mostly sunny during this time and a lot of visitors frequent the city from January to March. Duruthu Perahera Festival is also held in January and attracts many tourists.
April to October: With April comes the monsoon season in Colombo. June to September are the wettest months but they are also sunny. The city becomes less crowded from May onwards which makes it a good time to soak in the natural beauty here. As this is slightly off season, you will also get good deals on hotels and flights during this time.
November to December: The weather begins to get hot and humid from November and you can best enjoy the winter sun during these months. However, the climate is still suitable enough for sightseeing and other outdoor activities. November is also a good time to visit Sri Lanka because of the Diwali celebrations held here during this time.
Flights: Direct Flights such as Sri Lankan Airlines is available from New Delhi to Colombo
& connecting flights such as Jet Airways, Air India, Spicejet and others are also available