Colombo’s Culture

Colombo’s Culture

Highlights & Features

  • Walk vibrant streets fringed by flower garlands and fruit sellers
  • Visit an array of religious buildings illustrating Colombo’s diverse culture
  • Roam the lively streets of Pettah, passing echoes of a colonial past
  • Includes: Host, sarongs, socks, water
  • Times: 2.5 – 3 hrs, 8am or 4.30pm
  • Children: 12+ years
  • Wear/bring: Conservative dress/flip flops
The Full Experience

Take a peek into a handful of Colombo’s sacred spaces, as you stroll with your guide through Kochichikade into the sights and sounds of Pettah’s lively streets.

Meet at the floating Gangarama Buddhist temple, Seema Malaka on Beira Lake. Travel by tuk tuk to Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil, an intricately carved granite Hindu temple, a short walk from St. Anthony’s Shrine, a national Catholic monument where you can hear the story of Anthony of Padua. Follow a chain of flower garland kades (shops) into the cacophony of Pettah life and the smell of Indian short eats sold from local stalls. Pass by the old town hall, an eye-catching neo-gothic building and Kayman’s Gate, a more inconspicuous Dutch bell tower, before finishing your walk outside Jami Ul-Afar Mosque whose exterior resembles a pomegranate

Hosted by Raconteur

Born and bred in Colombo, your host began developing his walk in the city to share his passion for developing authentic and soulful experiences after working for a jungle eco resort in Yala. With a passion for giving back to the community and travel, when not curating experiences for visitors he volunteers at the National Institute of Mental Health conducting art therapy, or hops on his motorbike to a secluded spot to camp and read.

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