Colombo Travel Guide

Articles about Colombo

By Aatish Taseer
“The beauty and the horror,” the Sri Lankan–Canadian writer Shyam Selvadurai said to me in Jaffna. “Both things must be there. Otherwise, it’s not Sri Lanka.” We sat in a busy restaurant in a city ravaged by war. I was at the end of a journey nor...

Hotels in Colombo

Minutes by car from Colombo's city center, this 300-room hotel features a geometric pool that complements the property's modern suites.

Restaurants in Colombo

Textile designer Barbara Sansoni serves fresh seafood and pastas and just-squeezed, sweetened lime juice in a cool, inviting garden shaded by frangipani trees.

Things to do in Colombo

Visit this peaceful temple in Colombo, near Beira Lake; the resident elephant is a highlight.