Around Sri Lanka in 14 days – Colombo

This post is part of the series “Around Sri Lanka in 14 days”. Below are the links to my other posts about Sri Lanka. 


After a long flight from Belgium (post about the flight will soon be online) we arrived in Colombo in the evening. Our guide waited for us at the airport and we met our fellow travellers, a couple from Sweden and a couple from the Netherlands. Our driver for this trip took us to the hotel in Wattala, a large outer suburb of Colombo. As the sun came already down and as we were really tired, we did not see much of the capital and its attractions. Below you can read about some basic information about Colombo.

Colombo is the biggest city (with 37.31km2) and the commercial capital of Sri Lanka since 1815. The multicultural city is an important harbor and trade center. Colombo is a popular tourist destination and is located on the west coast of the island.

Colombo has a mix of land and water. In the heart of the city you can find the Beira Lake, which is distinctive landmarks of Colombo, and was used for centuries by colonists to defend the city. The Kelani River is located at the North and North-Eastern part of the city.

Colombo has a tropical monsoon/ tropical rainforest climate. This results in a fairly temperature all throughout the year and heavy rains from May to August and October to January.

If you want to read more about our adventure through Sri Lanka, then you definitely have to read my other posts about this amazing adventure! AND… I made my first travel video. Watch it on YouTube!!! Don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments what you think of it!

A.


OTHER POSTS ABOUT SRI LANKA

The pear shaped diamond 

West & Northwest Sri Lanka

Ancient Cities

Kandy and the Highlands

The South: soon online

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