Colombo is the municipal capital of Sri Lanka – a bustling metropolis that has seen continuous growth and development over the years. For someone touring through Sri Lanka, the city has an array of exciting sights and attractions to see and experience. What better way to do all that than from the open deck of a charming double-decker bus!
A Colombo city tour atop an open-deck bus can provide an unmatched experience of the city. You’ll be able to enjoy all of the highlights Colombo has to offer while being serenaded with the lively sounds of the city. Most tours will start by taking you to the Ganagaramaya Temple – one of the most beautiful and architecturally unique Buddhist temples found in the entirety of the island. The complex is also surrounded by many picturesque sights such as the tranquil Beira Lake.
from here, you’ll head to the Colombo National Museum. This establishment is one of the most feature-rich museums in the country. It showcases everything from ancient historical weapons and trinkets to the natural history of Sri Lanka. The museum was recently developed with an ornate library wing – one which houses a huge collection of historical texts and notable photographs.
The sprawling Arcade Independence Square and the iconic Independence Memorial will be your next stop. It’s a great place to get off the bus and stretch your legs for a bit – you’ll find plenty of other doing so. Independence Square is a favourite for joggers and yoga enthusiasts. The calm and peaceful atmosphere lends itself well to an afternoon of relaxation and rejuvenation. If you’re feeling like picking up a souvenir, the shopping complex available here has all manner of shops and vendors for you to peruse through. There’s even a small museum here which pays homage to the many great individuals who fought for the country’s independence from its British overlords.
All in all, an open-deck tour through Colombo can prove to be as fun as it is memorable. In fact, if you’re feeling up for it, you can even book a night tour and get a taste of the city’s nightlife!