- A unique form of Sri Lanka sightseeing
- Like driving in a videogame
- Catch all the main sights on a whistlestop itinerary
Few things in life compare to the sheer exhilaration of zipping along busy streets in back of a tuk tuk, also known as a motorized rickshaw. Meet your guide in the CBD for a short walk among the old colonial buildings and a history lesson, before hopping into the back of your chariot for the main event. Street scenes of Colombo whisk by as you cover a lot of ground in just a short time. Memorable sights include the President’s House, the Fort Clock Tower and the Colombo Lighthouse, before passing along the iconic and pulsating Chatham Street.
Next up on this innovative Sri Lanka gift experience, the busy Pettah district, where much of the city’s trading goes on and a real contrast with the tree-lined avenues of Colombo 7. Here you’ll browse market stalls and visit the famous Red Mosque, then it’s on to Wolvendaal Church, a significant reminder of the city’s colonial past, the Captain’s Garden Hindu Temple, where many of Colombo’s Hindu population worship. Here you can meet some of the locals, admire the vibrant paintings and murals, and if you’re lucky, witness a special blessing. You’ll also see Independence Square, and the legendary Gangaramaya Temple, with a noted collection of antiquities and reputation as a focal point of Buddhist education.
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