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Sri Lanka’s capital is the main gateway to this fascinating country and has some interesting sites. Colombo offers its visitors character and is also the most convenient base for exploring Sri Lanka. Its a much safer country now considering the 25 year civil war has finally ended. Travellers can enjoy the lovely green areas along the sea front, with beautiful Cinnamon Gardens, stunning mansions, and an old Fort. With so much to see the best way to get around is by opting for car hire in Colombo. Book today with carrentals.co.uk and let us find you the cheapest available deals online.
A great place to visit is the colourful, and vibrant market of Pettah bazaar. Visitors to the market will find themselves haggling for bargains, with a range of local wares, such as vegetables, fruit, gems, silver, brass, and gold trinkets.
The business district is worth a visit as it has an impressive clock tower, which was originally a lighthouse, as well as the president’s residence and some beautiful colonial buildings. Other sights of interest nearby include the Art Gallery and National Museum, which feature works from local artists.
Visitors to Colombo should head to what's known as 'the fort district' of Colombo where they will come across the city’s finest hotels and restaurants. The city has numerous bars and restaurants, but it is not known for having a lively nightlife. Visit the Dehiwala Zoo, located only 10kms south of the city centre, a great day out for the family, and with many beautiful walks on offer here.
Opt for car hire in Colombo and head southwest, along the coast which offers fantastic views and opportunities for tourists to scuba dive, surf, sail, water ski and even trekking.
For lovers of history drive inland to the city of Kandy, which can be found in the beautiful hilly centre of Sri Lanka, surrounding a picturesque lake. Here tourists will experience a Buddhist culture. Head north for about 2 hours and you will reach the historic city of Anuradhapura, which is considered as a potent symbol of Sinhalese power. There are many religious sites here, dating as far back as what's known as 'the time of the famous Bodhi tree', when Prince Siddhartu gained enlightenment to become the Buddha.
If you like to relax and sunbathe whilst on holiday then definitely make sure you visit Hikkaduwa, which holds the island's most developed beaches. Close by is Galle which offers its visitors an interesting legacy of Dutch colonialism.
Sri Lanka can only be reached by air. Colombo Airport has flights to and from cities in Asia, Australia and Europe. Car hire in Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport is available through us, so book today for cheap prices.
Shuttles services, public transport buses and taxis are all available out side the main terminal building to take passengers into Colombo. There is also a porter service to help travellers.
Getting around Colombo is easy with public services, and if you wish to travel to Negombo or Galle there is a bus and train service, however car rentals are always the most convenient option and provide travellers with the freedom to explore other areas of Sri Lanka.