city by the sea. lnteresting blend of the old & new. good shopping, even designer labels, handloom & cotton clothing & line, handmade leather handbags & shoes, gems & jewellery. you may visit Kelaniya temple(beautiful mural paintings),Colombo national museum or drive on to Mt.Lavinia, best beach close to colombo.
picturesquely located, no doubt the most beautiful city in the island. Regarded as sri lanka's cultural centre. You may witness the unique Kandyan dancing, visit the Dalada tooth relic of the buddha, the peradeniya botanical gardens, and shop for gems, jewellery and traditional handicrafts. visit Pinnawela elephant orphanage en route.
The "CITY OF GEMS" gem pits (mining), gem workshops (gem cutting, polishing, jewellery making), visit bopath ella waterfall, enroute. enchanting drive through rubber plantations and typical Sri Lankan villages.
Drive along the beautiful southern coastline to Galle, Dutch fortified city, 17 c. fortress still bustling with life, shop for exquisite handmade lace, enroute many beach hotels for a break at Kalutara, Beruwala, Bentota (popular of water sports) Hikkaduwa (famous for corals &tropical fish) Ambalangoda (masks &batiks.)