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Gangaramaya Temple: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Bentota: Colombo Fishmarket and City Tour

    1. Bentota: Colombo Fishmarket and City Tour

    After getting picked up from your hotel in Kalutara or Bentota, head to Pettah, the oldest part of Colombo. Marvel at the thousands of stalls selling items from medicine to electronic equipment before beginning your driving tour of the city. Visit sites such as Beira Lake, Viharamahdevi Park, and Independence Square, where you can see one of the oldest examples of Sri Lankan architecture. The first stop of your visit is the Pettah fish market, which is the biggest fish market on the island featuring a concentration of hundreds of fish sellers. Enjoy a walking tour of the fish market. Afterward, head to the fort area and discover a mix of contemporary architecture and old-world charm with high-rise modern buildings built alongside medieval structures. Towards the end of the drive, visit the Colombo Historical Museum where you can see a large number of valuable exhibits. After your dr...

  • Colombo: Private Guided Night Cycling Tour

    2. Colombo: Private Guided Night Cycling Tour

    Start your exciting night cycling tour with a visit to Independence Square, the local racecourse, which was used as a temporary airfield during World War II, Victoria Park, and the Municipal Building. Continue to the Gangaramaya Temple and Slave Island, a suburb of Colombo that was once a place of horror where enslaved people from Africa were held during the Portuguese and Dutch rule of Sri Lanka. Learn all about this local history, including the dutch hospital, the Grand Oriental Hotel, Old Colombo LightHouse, and the prison cell of the last king of Sri Lanka, Sri Vikrama Rajainghe. Finish up your cycling adventure with a stop at the Galle Face Green and Galle Face Hotel.

  • From Negombo: Private Sightseeing Tour of Colombo City

    3. From Negombo: Private Sightseeing Tour of Colombo City

    View elegant colonial buildings rising in tandem with shiny new business in the sprawling metropolis of Colombo. Greet your guide at your accommodation in the morning at 8:30 AM or in the afternoon at 1:00 PM. 

    Learn more about the history of this city at sights like the prison cell of the last Sri Lankan King, or by visiting York Street with its charming remnants of old British colonial architecture. Wander through the over 100,000 exhibits in the National Museum. 

    Visit one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Colombo at Gangaramaya Temple. Spend some time by the water as you se see the Galle Face promenade, the Colombo light house, and the scenic Beira Lake.

    Venture through both the old and the new by seeing Colombo Town Hall, the war memorial, BMICH, Dewatagaha Mosque, and many more landmarks that comprise the interesting tapestry of the city...

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