A Perfect Day In Colombo!


The Dinning Room, Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel

Load up on a Sri Lankan breakfast of 'kiribath' (milk rice), string hoppers, and 'pol sambol' (coconut chutney).

Gangaramaya Temple

Visit the beautiful and eclectic Gangaramaya Temple that is part temple and part museum. Check out their collection of classic cars, art and even pet the baby elephant!

33rd lane

Visit the former residence of the iconic late architect, Geoffrey Bawa, the father of Tropical Modernism.

The Gallery Café

Enjoy an al fresco lunch at the exquisite Gallery Cafe. Famed for their scrumptious desserts, the Chocolate Nemesis is not to be missed!

Colombo National Museum

Stop over at the Colombo National Museum and be taken back in time as you gaze upon the crown jewels and throne of the last King of Kandy.

Independence Square

Take a casual stroll to Independence Square. Independence Square has some of the city's best jogging tracks and if you'd like, there are bikes for hire. Strolling along these lovely gardens while enjoying the sweet taste of a vanilla ice cream cone is pure bliss.

Galle Face Hotel

Head over to the Galle Face Hotel for cocktails. This colonial masterpiece has played host to the likes of Yuri Gagarin and the Duke of Edinburgh and is the perfect place to watch the sun go down.


The former residence of the world's first female Head of State, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Tintagel has been expertly transformed into a beautiful fine dining restaurant and boutique hotel.

7 degrees north

Head back to the Cinnamon Lakeside for drinks by the Beira Lake. The bar, 7 Degrees North, affords stunning views of the Beira Lake and has an extensive cocktail menu.

I would stay at: Casa Colombo

A former Moorish trader's mansion, Casa Colombo is now a funky, eclectic boutique hotel with 12, completely different suites and a bright pink swimming pool!