Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka and it is the country’s largest city in terms of population. The city is located in the western province of Sri Lanka and it’s a beautiful city surrounded white sand beaches and impressive harbourfront. The CNN has declared Colombo is one of the best destinations to visit when traveling across Asia. Colombo has its own characteristic series of canals and with picturesque 160 acer Beira Lake at its center.
Colombo’s history goes back more than 2,000 years, with Arab traders settling in the city as early as the 8th century AD. With its large natural harbour and crops of tropical plants and spices, the city has always been an attractive post for traders. Portuguese explorers first landed in 1505, and soon took control of much of the coastline – the area known as Fort still houses the palace and majority of five-star hotels today.
Below mentioned are some interesting day tours you can indulge in starting from Colombo.