Known in the 19th-century as ‘the garden city of the East’, Colombo has emerged as a must-see stop in Sri Lanka. No longer just the sprawling city you have to endure on your way to the beaches, it has become a worthy destination in its own right and makes an excellent start – or finish – to your Sri Lankan adventures.
The legacies of colonial Colombo’s garden roots are still very much intact along its often-shady boulevards. Fort is a compelling place thanks to ongoing restoration of its landmark colonial architecture, while Pettah brims with markets and rampant commerce. Even traffic-clogged Galle Rd is getting spiffier with glossy new hotel complexes.
Colombo’s cosmopolitan side supports ever-more stylish eateries, galleries and shops. Surprises abound: with a little exploration you’ll find great local food, characterful shops and tiny, convivial cafes. Meanwhile, a building boom like no other is transforming the city’s skyline.
Colombo is served by the Bandaranayake International Airport 25 km north of Colombo. It is accessible via the Airport expressway.
To And From Airport
It is recommended that a taxi is booked via online apps: Uber, Kangaroo, Pick me or via the aiport taxi service.
Read more here https://wikitravel.org/en/Colombo
Weather in Colombo
Weather in Colombo will be warm and humid in August.