Sri Lankan Blessing: Coolest Things to do in Colombo in Day Time

05/08/2014 11:33
We would like to give our followers a unique opportunity to visit Colombo virtually with us while reading this personalized blog. We have for all a tastefully compiled list of best and coolest things to do in Colombo in day time in different ways to get the real essence of Colombo without any inhibitions. Being awestruck, you would sure want to get on to a budget flight to Colombo by the end of this blog.
1. Visit Good Market
If you wonder where all Colombians disappear on Sunday then follow them straight and you will find yourself in The Good Market (behind Crescat) which is also now called the Sunday Market. There will be local Sri Lankan vendors offering fresh organic produce, home-made snacks, jewellery, live music, trade crafts, kids’ events and much more.
2. Gorge in Local Sri Lankan Street Food
Sri Lankan Street Food
You can’t say no to the much delectable Sri Lankan street food. With so many options to choose from, its indeed difficult to pick few from the pile of sumptuous edible treats. Try out Isso (prawn) fitters or the much popular street food joints at Galle Face Green, Jaffna food at Yaal or Pettah. 
3. Enjoy the sunset at Galle Face Green
sunset at Galle Face Green
Kiss bye the sun down while enjoying an evening stroll at Colombo’s very own Galle Face Green, a stretch along Indian Ocean, where families gather with visitors and watch sunset along the impressive lineup of red structures. There a whole bunch of activities to do here while kids are busy flying kites, the fitness freaks pressing punches and many enjoying the awesome snacks-a-plenty. Fun undiluted!
4. Contemporary Sri Lankan Art
Contemporary Sri Lankan Art
Soak your senses in traditional art on display at Saskia Fernando Gallery, which is now in Horton Place and earlier in Kollupitiya, having some eye popping arty exhibits as sculptures, paintings and media sprawled across two newly constructed and elegant air-conditioned floors. You will even find a miniscule concept store with the gallery. A must recommended place to visit!
5. Viharamahadevi Park
Viharamahadevi Park
Enjoy a picnic at Viharamahadevi Park and take advantage of its year round tropical sunshine. Colombo’s biggest park tempts its visitors with a much needed break from the city’s hustle bustle to a quiet time at the beautiful cafes of the Cinnamon Gardens and watch bouncy squirrels, sleepy bats and colourful parrots lending a natural touch to the virtual habitat. Agree to get on a botanical tour with the gardener at a very nominal tip to get all the know-how of the decades old cinnamon trees and barks.
Other activities that might interest travelers include:-
Hunting down the colourful streets of Union Place
Taking a bouncy tuk-tuk ride
Eat with your hands as locals do at Sri Lankan small restaurants
Sail on a swan pedal-boat at lake South Beira
Shop souvenirs at Barefoot
Explore the beauty of Colombo’s churches and temples
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