Cheap Flights to Colombo
Colombo is a city in Sri Lanka that has a mixture of colonial buildings and high-rises. There are many canals in Colombo and a landmark Beira Lake located in the center of the city. Regattas (boat races) and theatrical events are commonly hosted on the shores of Beira Lake.
Flights to Colombo
A good airport to land at when you fly to Colombo is Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). There are lounges, shops, and restaurants at the airport for the comfort and convenience of travelers. Bandaranaike International Airport also has a currency exchange and offers assistance for passengers with special needs. Taxi, bus, train, and shuttle are possible methods of transportation from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB).
Attractions in Colombo
Viharamahadevi Park is a popular place to visit in Colombo because it houses a large Buddha statue. It is the oldest park in the city. There are also various water fountains, a mini zoo, and a children's play area at Viharamahadevi Park. Another park frequently visited in Colombo is Galle Face Green, a beautiful ocean-side urban park. Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple is a key temple in Colombo that features the Simamalaka Shrine and a three-story Pirivena. There is a library, museum, residential hall, and alms hall at the temple as well. Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple features an interesting mixture of Sri Lankan, Chinese, Thai, and Indian architecture.
To learn more about the history of Colombo, visitors often check out the National Museum of Colombo. It has many important Sri Lankan collections, such as the throne and crown of the Kandyan monarchs. A great neighborhood for shopping and dining is Bambalapitiya. It has one of the city's largest shopping malls. Some of the best sweets and coffee shops are found on Jawatte Road.
Travel Tips for Colombo
If you fly to Colombo in mid-May, you'll notice the city is decorated with lanterns, toran, and lights. Vesak, the important festival of Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and death, occurs for a week in mid-May. Although there is a strong Buddhist culture in Colombo, Christmas is still celebrated. Many stores decorate and offer festive sales for Christmas. Some people go caroling as well during Christmas season.
There is a significant Muslim population in Colombo, so Eid is another major celebration in the city. Eid al-Fitr is a celebration of the month-long fasting coming to an end. The city is very busy around Eid al-Fitr. In this port city, you can enjoy seafood at many restaurants. Galle Road has great options in seafood and Sri Lankan cuisine. British, international, and European cuisine as well as Sri Lankan can be found on Alfred House Road. The average cost of a three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant in Colombo is $13.47.
Colombo enjoys a fairly temperate climate throughout the year. The hottest month is April with an average high of 84 degrees Fahrenheit. January is the coldest month in Colombo with an average high of 81 degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore, you don't need to bring winter clothes when you visit Colombo.
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