Colombo city tour
Main Highlights : Galle Face Green, Old Parliament, Pettah Market, Red Mosque, Lotus Tower, Bus Station, Railway Station, Shopping Malls, Gem & Jewellery, Tea Boutiques, Gangaramaya Temple/ BMICH, Independent Square & etc
What we will visit
- Gangarama Temple and Museum
- Hindu Temple
- Viharamahadevi Park (Victoria Park)
- Independence Memorial
- Galle Face Green
- Old British Parliament
- Old City
- International Conference Hall
- Lotus Theater
- Private car
- All entrance tickets
- English speaking guide
- Sri Lankan fruits
- Pick up from any location in Colombo (including Colombo Port)
- Drop off in any location in Colombo
- Airport pick up/drop + $30
- Half price for kids
During the tour we will be acquainted with the history of the city and the fate of this amazing country, started from ancient time, went through colonial era and events of modern time. We learn what Sri Lankan Buddhism is, see monumental Buddhist and Hindu temples, magnificent buildings, old and new parliaments, visit independence square, and learn about what this country lives and breathes.
Detailed excursion program
Leaving early in the morning in the old town, we will be able to see the old colonial building of the English Parliament. Old Parliament House is a building in Baroque style which was constructed for the Legislative Council of Ceylon, where now is located the Secretariat of the President of Sri Lanka. The Parliament of the island was placed in the building for over 53 years, not until 1983 when the new complex of buildings for Parliament in Sri jayawardenapura-Kotte was opened. Now here are the main Ministry of Finance of Sri Lanka and the Chambers of Parliament. In the garden in front of the pediment placed the bronze statues of eminent statesmen of Sri Lanka. We will see the main square of the town on the banks of the Lakkadivskogo sea. Galle Face Green is the promenade, which stretches for a mile along the beach in the Center of the financial and business district of Colombo in Sri Lanka. The promenade was initially laid out in 1859 by Governor Sir Henry George Ward, although the original Galle Face Green extended over a much larger area than is seen today. The Galle Face Green was initially used for horse racing and as a golf course. It was known as Hippodrome Kolpitti. The Galle Face Green is currently a 5 hectare ribbon strip of land between Galle Road and the Indian Ocean which is now the largest open space in Colombo. This is a popular destination for children, vendors, teenagers, lovers, kite runners, merrymakers and all those who want to indulge in their favorite pastimes next to the sea under the open sky. On the way, we can see the Dutch hospital.
Visit the main Buddhist temple in Colombo-Gangaramaya, where we can meet with Theravada, ancient remains to the present day branch of Buddhism, see a lot of interesting things that were presented by visitors to the temple and now constitute an amazing historical collection, such as the little gold statue of Buddha, which can be seen only under the magnifying glass, the stupa of pure gold, inlaid with diamonds and rubies, the largest elephantine tusks and many other amazing things, donated the temple for many years of its existence. We also see the Temple located in the heart of a beautiful lake surrounded by a variety of birds. Visit Victoria Park and the Town Hall, also known as the Viharamahadevi Park (Viharamahadevi Park). The opening of the natural corner took place after the end of the second world war August 24, 1951 on wards. The park got the name Victoria in honor of The Queen of England. Later, in 1958, it was renamed in honor of the Viharamahadevi Park in the honor of the mother of national hero Dutthagamani who liberated Anuradhapura from Tamil and conquerors uniting into a single Sinhalese State numerous principalities of the island.
The Independence Memorial Hall is a national monument in Sri Lanka built for commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule with the establishment of Dominion of Ceylon on February 4, 1948. It is located at the Independence Square. At the head of the monument is the statue of the first prime minister of the country Don Stephan Senanayake.This Hall is considered one of the city’s main attractions because of their historical and cultural significance. This miniature building is an impressive architectural monument. Most artful stone carvings, beautiful paintings, as well as the ranks of stone lions, as if guarding the premises, are undisputed works of art each year, the independence day celebration is held here, which is accompanied by a unity painting ceremony.
International Conference Hall Bandarnaike built between1970 to 1973 and was a gift from the people’s Republic of China and is named in memory of Solomon Bandaranaike, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 1956 to 1959 year. The construction of the Hall was undertaken jointly by the Sri Lankan and Chinese workers using rare and exclusive building materials from China.
The new Parliament building was built in the classical Sri Lankan architectural style. At the end of the tour we leave time for shopping, if our customers need to buy any souvenirs, clothes, tea, etc.