Sri Lanka

Colombo’s Culture

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed/Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 08.00 - 4.30 hours

2.5 hours    English

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Take a peek into a handful of Colombo’s sacred spaces, as you stroll with your guide through the city’s Kochchikade district into the sights and sounds of Pettah’s lively streets.

Meet at the floating Gangarama Buddhist temple, Seema Malaka, on Beira Lake then travel by tuk tuk to Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil, an intricately carved granite Hindu temple. From there, it’s a short walk to interesting sites such as St. Anthony’s Shrine, a national Catholic monument where you can hear the story of Anthony of Padua, and a chain of flower garland kades (shops) leading into the cacophony of Pettah life. Pass by the old town hall, an eye-catching neo-gothic building, and Kayman’s Gate, a Dutch bell tower, before finishing your walk outside Jami Ul-Afar Mosque.

tour description

Walk vibrant streets fringed by flower garlands and fruit sellers.
Visit an array of religious buildings illustrating Colombo’s diverse culture.
Roam the lively streets of Pettah, passing echoes of a colonial past.
Tour code: PR1633

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