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The mesmeric capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, is home to some amazing history. The ancient port capital that was ruled by the Dutch, Portuguese and consequently, the British, is today a metropolitan city and the financial centre of the country. This beautiful place is home to people from all walks of life and its heritage and culture is reflected in the concoction of colonial buildings and urbane life.

Among the many places to visit in Colombo, the Galle Face Green is sure to give you goose bumps. The Galle Face is a 500 meters long stretch along the coast and makes for a scenic drive with loved ones. History junkies can dip into the archaic splendor of the city by visiting the National Museum of Colombo. The beautiful Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple and the enthralling architecture of St. Lucia’s Cathedral will swathe your senses in mystical bliss while the Viharamahadevi Park will leave you feeling awestruck with it’s leafy beauty. There are number of things to do in Colombo. Animal lovers will appreciate nature’s bounty at the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka and a cruise over the Beira Lake will take you away from the rigmarole of city life. Also check out the floating bazaar of the Pettah Floating Market and the Independence Square will take you back in time. Get to know the heart of Colombo by embarking on Colombo Walks and also hit the Light House Clock Tower.

Other activities in Colombo will let you taste it’s vibrant and entertaining nightlife. Hit the Clancy’s Irish pub that serves an exquisite array of beers along with many international cuisines. The Bally’s Casino is another spot that cannot be missed. The Glow Bar offers a swanky nightlife along with ambient tunes that are sure to make you jive. The Rhythm & Blues is an ideal place for amazing live music. While Cascades will make you groove to great music as you also savor some authentic delicacies. Try your luck at the roulette table at the MGM Casino and go big in the city of Colombo.