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Though Colombo is no longer the administrative capital of Sri Lanka, this vibrant city is still the cultural and financial capital of the island nation. Today, Colombo is a cosmopolitan city known for its inviting boulevards, excellent beaches, and year-round warm weather. Visitors enjoy a wide array of eateries, fun markets, and a growing number of galleries in this multiethnic and multicultural city.
You’ll find plenty to do in Colombo. The long stretch of beach along this coastal city is an excellent place to start your trip, but you’ll also want to stop by the National Museum of Colombo and the Gangaramaya Temple. The Colombo Zoological Gardens is an excellent choice for the kids, while the Galle Face Green Promenade is the perfect place to have a picnic or haggle with the local vendors for trinkets. Meanwhile, the best nightlife of Colombo is actually a short trip out of the city to Mount Lavinia, which offers beaches, restaurants, and enough clubs to satisfy even the most demanding night owl.
In truth, the weather in Colombo is gorgeous all year-round, so it’s always a good time to visit this wonderful city. The city has an average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius. However, prime beach season kicks off between January and April, so get ready for more crowded tourist spots during this time.Shoulder Season:
If you’d rather beat the crowds, start looking into flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka, between August and September. The weather is still excellent, but you may be able to get slightly better deals on travel and accommodation.Off Season:
The south-west monsoon sweeps through Colombo between May and July, so you’ll need to be ready for rain. Usually the rains come fast and hard and leave quickly. This is still a good time to see the city and your best chance to snag cheap flights to Colombo.
Colombo Airport and Transfer Information
Distance: 32.5 km north of city centre
The main international airport to Colombo is CMB, which is also commonly known as Colombo International Airport. The airport is located in the suburb of Negombo, north of Colombo.
Some Colombo hotels offer taxi service for a fixed rate, so check with your hotel before your travel dates. Otherwise, you can hire a taxi and try to negotiate your own fixed price. Your cheapest option is to head to the bus station just across from the airport, though you can also rent a car with us in advance, or hire a ubiquitous tri-shaw to take you to the nearby train station.
Colombo offers you so much to see and do, so visit the official Sri Lanka tourism website to help you plan your holiday. Also, it’s always a good idea to check the Department of Meteorology Sri Lanka before you pack.
|Destination Airport||Bandaranaike Intl.|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||CMB|
|Destination City Name||Colombo|
Brilliant will fly again Thanks 10+
Having wifi on line would be good
Only complaint was the entertainment unit had some problems
very little leg room
The Plaza lounge at KL airport is overcrowded and terrible. Anyone can enter if they pay a fee. Did not stay there .... yuk!
Great airline, as always!
Uncomfortable seats (neck position), otherwise great!
Enjoyed the flight
Was a very cheap flight, but felt comfortable and well looked after.
A wonderful experience and dedicated and professional staff.