The commercial capital of Sri Lanka is one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in Asia. The city combines the colonial influence from the past, the modern day cosmopolitan vibe and signs of different ethnic identities. There is much to discover in Colombo from culinary trails to shopping sprees. There are also places of interest to add to your sightseeing list.
Colombo is the best shopping destination in Sri Lanka offering you a wide variety of experiences. There are upmarket shopping outlets, sophisticated department stores such as Arcade Independence Square, Paradise Road, street markets and bazaars such as Pettah Markets, and everything in between. Sri Lankan cuisine in Colombo is a mixture of tastes and styles from different cultures in the country. The main cuisines revolve around delicious rice and curry. There are many restaurants offering a variety of gastronomical experiences from fine dining to everyday local and foreign food.