Top things to know for Colombo Backpacking
Colombo is the largest city and the capital of the island country, Sri Lanka. Colombo Backpacking is a popular choice for many travelers planning to explore the Top Southeast Asian countries. This is such a popular tourist destination where 2.1 million tourists visit each year. Colombo is full of wonders where you find historic sites, Temples, Zoos and many top attractions. Colombo Backpacking is an ideal gateway for a weekend break and a popular choice among tourist. I did my Colombo backpacking as a solo backpacker and enjoyed a lot. Let me take you quickly through a few important things in case you are planning your Colombo Backpacking.
How you can reach Colombo, Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka airlines are among the top career connecting Sri Lanka with all the Southeast Asian countries. You can book your flights to the Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka. This airport is very well connected globally with Europe, Asia, Middle East, India and all major countries. Colombo is just about an hour’s drive from the airport. So, get going with the search for the cheapest airfare in advance and pack your bags for Colombo Backpacking.
What is the ideal time to plan for a Colombo Backpacking?
I went in the month of February when the temperature was pleasant. I strongly recommend planning Colombo backpacking somewhere between Jan to April. This time the climate remains at its best and tourist gather from all over the world. Sri Lanka is a big island indeed with a lot of other places to see and explore in North and South. Along with your Colombo Backpacking plan, you may get time to explore a few of them, so better plan the visit at the right time.
What are the top attractions to see in Colombo?
Colombo has many attractions for Backpackers but my top picks are below where I visited during my Colombo Backpacking:
NATIONAL MUSEUM, BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL BUILDINGS IN THE FORT AREA, GANGARAMAYA TEMPLE, BEIRA LAKE, INDEPENDENCE MEMORIAL HALL, TEMPLE OF SRI KAILAWASANATHAN SWAMI DEVASTHANAM KOVIL, GALLE FACE GREEN, PETTAH MARKETS, JAMI-UL-ALFAR MOSQUE, WOLVENDAAL CHURCH, DUTCH PERIOD MUSEUM, OLD CITY HALL, CENTRAL POINT, OLD GALLE BUCK LIGHTHOUSE, SAMBODHI CHAITIYA DAGOBA/ STUPA, THE CLOCK TOWER, LLOYD´S BUILDINGS, ST PETER´S CHURCH AND CARGILLS MAIN STORE.
All of these museums and beautiful archaeological sites will remind you a lot about the history and culture of this place.
Land Itinerary for Colombo Backpackers
I believe the best land itinerary to explore Colombo is to keep one day and explore the GANGARAMAYA TEMPLE. One day can be spent to explore the city temples as there are many and one day to explore the National Museum as it’s big with many attractions to see and explore.
Any Travel Tips to Colombo Backpackers
Sri Lanka is a nice country with nice people, excellent food all around. Try and travel in local train to move around inside Sri Lanka. You can also move locally in a Tuk -Tuk, but don’t forget to do a hard bargain with them. Try eating the local rice meal, it’s cheap but tastes great!