Planning to arrive in Sri Lanka any sooner? If so, you might be surely trying your best to choose the best out of the best places to visit on this marvellous island. However, when considering the golden sandy stretches, cascading waterfalls, amazing wildlife, cultural and religious attractions, and the amazing things to do on this island, we are sure that your decision becomes tougher and tougher. Yes, Sri Lanka is that much of a complete package for a traveller! However, we thought of making your decision a bit easier by our read today, since we are highlighting one of the best places to visit on this island. And yes, it is none other than the city of Negombo, the amazing entertainment spot, by the beautiful golden shores.
Still, why do we highlight it as a wonderful attraction on the island? What is its significance, and is Negombo really worth visiting? Of course, you might have several doubts. Yet, take it easy. You will know all about this wonderful city once you complete reading this write up. So, why not? Let us begin our exploration of this wonderful city by the shore, Negombo in Sri Lanka!
Is Negombo Worth Visiting?
Of course, yes! The fantastic city of Negombo is a place which is worth visiting for many unique and valued reasons. Besides, it is one of the many reasons an explorer visits the beautiful pearl in the Indian Ocean –Sri Lanka! However, this beautiful city holds great importance in many facets. They are in the aspects of historical, cultural, commercial, and above all entertainment and fun.
In fact, while Sri Lanka is very popular for its tourism industry, culture and beautiful beaches, Negombo is a place that provides examples for many of them. Negombo is an ancient city with a history that runs as far as King Kawanthissa’s period. King Kawantissa ruled the country between 205-161 BC. It was during his time Negombo got its name as per the chronicles. Negombo was also very popular in the history during the colonial era in Sri Lanka too. Some of the architecture and cultural practices related to that long history are still visible around the city of Negombo. Inherited by European ancestors, Negombo has a unique food culture. It has satisfied the taste buds of millions of locals and tourists daily over centuries.
It is mainly famous for its delicious seafood. Thus, thousands of restaurants and hotels around the city are bordering the area’s coastal stretch that has fantastic beaches under the sun! Further, this city full of entertainment, and essential places to see as it is located at the lagoon’s mouth. Besides, Negombo is famous as a central point of the Sri Lankan fishing industry that significantly supports the Sri Lankan economy.
Owing to all these reasons, Negombo is a never-missed location based on this splendid island. Thus, it is world-famous among tourists, explorers and fun lovers who love the golden and sandy beaches of Sri Lanka.
Geographical Location of the Negombo City
The geographical location of Negombo is something to talk about!
This fantastic city of Negombo is located about 2 meters above sea level in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. Bordered from one side by the scenic blue ocean and from the other side by the Western lowlands of this beautiful city, it is one of the main cities of the Western Province. The city stands at the estuarine lagoon’s foot, which is fed by many canals and rivers. Dutch made a vast canal in the colonial period that flows across the city. A few mangroves on the land side represent Sri Lanka’s biodiversity that provides a home for hundreds of birds, water creature species, and plants.
Another geographical feature of this beautiful city makes a part of Negombo an excellent spot for relaxation and holiday making. There are some places here where you could see the golden sandy beach from one side and the lagoon from the other side. All these unique geographical features mixed by land and water together give Negombo a flawless look of a beautiful fishing town and a scenic entertainment spot for thousands of local and foreign tourists.
Climate of Negombo
The fantastic city of Negombo has a tropical climate throughout the year.
The average temperature here is around 29-30 Celsius. The hottest month here is between April and May, while the coldest month is January. In January, the temperature in Negombo can fall to around 27 degrees of Celsius as well. Moreover, the average temperature in the sea in the area sways between 27-30 degrees Celsius.
Besides, Negombo receives rainfall throughout the year. The wettest month in Negombo is June, whereas the month with the least precipitation is January. However, It is a city where there is a balanced climatic condition that is ideal for living, shopping, entertainment, etc.
However, knowing about the daylight hours and the sunshine hours is extremely important to plan your visit to this fantastic land of Negombo. Generally, the Daylight and the Sunshine lasts for about 9-12 hours a day. However, there are also some days where the days are too short due to the rain. Thus, the longest days in Negombo arrive between May and July, while in December, you find the days reasonably short as the daylight remains only for about 11 hours a day.
Culture of the Negombo City
Negombo city is one of those cities in Sri Lanka which has a vibrant culture. The reason for that statement is that there are people who belong to all the Sri Lanka ethnicities who live here. There are Sinhalese, Tamil-Hindus, Tamil –Catholics, Burgers and Muslims who live here in harmony.
Owing to the fact that Negombo is a coastal city, it was influenced by colonization in history back then. Thus, the majority; 65% of civilians here, are Catholics who follow Catholicism, whereas 11% are the original Buddhists. Many Muslims live in the area, which is about 15% descended from the Moor traders who first landed in the coastal regions of Sri Lanka.
Based on the above facts, Christmas and Easter are the two main celebrations here. There are many churches in all the sub-areas of Negombo. The most famous churches in this area are St. Mary’s Church, St. Sebastian’s church and Our Lady of Sorrows church. The church feasts are another grand celebration in Negombo. In May, Buddhist people here celebrate the Vesak festival grandly, gathering around the Angurukaramulla ancient Royal Temple and several other Buddhist temples in the area. While the Muslims celebrate their festivals throughout the year, the Hindus celebrate their feasts at the Hindu Kovils in Negombo.
And with regard, we cannot forget the most significant socio-cultural characteristic of this area. Yes, it is none other than cultural harmony. Each nationality celebrates the festivals during each season and going beyond, they never forget to share their special cultural food items with the other communities who do not observe their religion. Indeed, it is an ideal example of the beauty of the Asian culture of sharing and caring.
The main occupation of traditional people in the Negombo city is fishery based on the natural resources of Negombo. However, some other professionals and entrepreneurs also live in Negombo in huge numbers.
How to Reach Negombo?
Negombo, being one of the main cities in the Western province of Sri Lanka, there are many transportation options available to and from this city.
- Bus services
- Train services
- Taxi services
These services operate within the city and out of the town and back. While you could have a complete overview of Sri Lanka’s transportation through our linked article, here is brief information on the transportation options available in Negombo.
The Bus Service
The central bus station in Negombo is located at the heart of Negombo. To be specific, it is on Archbishop Nicholas Marcus Fernando Road. The Buses that belong to the Ceylon Transportation Board (CTB), and the private buses are separately parked and operated from two different places in the same street. They can be easily located once you enter the road and stand in front of the Calton sweet house outlet. In fact, the CTB bus station is just at the end of the shops near the Calton Sweet house. Further, when you pass the CTB bus station, there is a railway crossing to your left. The private bus station is just around the corner.
On the other hand, suppose you enter this street from the Katunayake –Negombo road. Then turn to the Nicholas Marcus Fernando road at the ‘Bay Fronte’ restaurant, and continue straight towards the Negombo town parallelly to the railway line. The private bus station is on your left at the end of the street. Moreover, a few meters ahead, you can also find the CTB bus stand to your left again.
Buses operate from Negombo to many cities in Sri Lanka. Some of the main bus routes run from Negombo are Colombo, Kurunagala, Chilaw, and Matara. There are various other routes as well. Both CTB and the private sector operate all these routes. The buses run to a time table constantly and usually on time.
How to Reserve a Seat?
Just like most of the buses on popular routes in Sri Lanka, the buses that operate from Negombo also fill up very quickly. Thus, we recommend making sure you arrive at the bus station well in advance to catch the bus at your expected time. However, there is also a facility to pre-book your seats. You may obtain further details of this facility by calling the CTB station on +94 312222662. Like at any central Bus station in Sri Lanka, there is also a help desk located at the Negombo bus station where you could seek guidance on your travel requirements by bus.
The train is another popular transportation method to and from Negombo. It is comparably cheap and enjoyable if you avoid office hours. The railway station is at the centre of the town. Many people use the train service during the day for their daily transportation, especially by the employees who travel to Colombo daily.
The trains from Negombo city operate to and from Colombo-Fort station. Thus, if you need to travel upcountry, you should take the early morning train from Negombo and head to the Fort to connect to the train from Fort to Badulla. You can also tour the North of Sri Lanka like Chilaw and Puttalam taking a train from the Negombo train station.
However, the train is the cheapest and enjoyable transportation method within Sri Lanka between main cities. You can leisurely and safely travel while enjoying the beautiful views of nature and the local livelihood on your way.
Taxi Services in the Negombo City
There are also taxi services that operate within Negombo city, out of the city and vice versa. For short-distance travel, you could use a Tuk-tuk, especially when you need to travel in the town like from your accommodation to the Negombo beach. However, if you need to travel a long distance, you may book a taxi well in advance with a private taxi service. Apart from that, there are taxi services popular on the whole island, such as Uber and Pick me. Generally, taxi or tuk-tuk drivers of Sri Lanka are amicable and helpful too.
What is the Distance between Negombo and Colombo Airport?
Although it is called Colombo Airport, the leading international airport of Sri Lanka is not located in Colombo. It is located in the neighbouring area of Negombo! Thus it is only around 8kms to Negombo from the airport.
At the exit gate of the airport, there are tuk-tuks by which you could reach Negombo approximately for a fare that ranges between LKR 500 – LKR 800 within 15 mins.
You could also walk or take a tuk-tuk from the airport to the Katunayake bus terminal and take the bus from Katunayake to Negombo. The route numbers are 240/3 and 245. We do not highly recommend that as this bus usually takes a very long time to reach Negombo.
How long does it Take from Colombo to Negombo City?
The distance between Negombo and Sri Lanka’s capital- Colombo, is 32 km. There are several options to travel between Negombo and Colombo as follows.
There are buses of CTB and the private sector that operate on this route daily every 15 minutes. The route number of the Negombo-Colombo route is 240. It takes approximately 1 hour for this journey if you travel on the regular highway. But if you travel on the expressway, it takes only 20-30 minutes to get to Colombo.
Furthermore, on the highway, the regular buses and Air-conditioned or semi-luxury buses also operate every 15 minutes.
Another option to travel between Negombo and Colombo is by train. You could take a train for a fare between LKR 60 – LKR 80 in the second class compartment which also takes around one hour.
The fastest and the most comfortable method to travel between Colombo and Negombo is hiring a taxi. As mentioned earlier under ‘How to reach Negombo?’, many taxi services are available for this purpose. It takes only 30 minutes in the usual traffic for this ride and costs around LKR 3700- LKR 4500, which can be varied according to the circumstance. However, the safest way is to negotiate the fare with the taxi service beforehand.
Best Things to do in Negombo
Negombo is one destination where you have lots and lots of fun and important stuff to do and experience! It is a lively city with lots of excitement in and out. Let it be the water, sand, sunshine, greenery, spirituality, shopping, nightlife, and any food style; there are enough places to visit under any category. Thus, Negombo is a place worth spending your time in.
- Enjoy the sun and sand on the Negombo beach
- Enjoy the Hotels and food in the Hotel side of Negombo
- Negombo Shopping
- Visit the important and historical places in the Negombo area
Of course, you might be excited to know more about these wonderful activities. Let’s find out all about the above things in detail.
1. Enjoy the Sun and Sand on the Negombo Beach
Negombo beach is called ‘The Brown’s Beach’ or the ‘beach park’ of Negombo. When you travel along the hotel road, the beach entrance is there in Silva’s beach hotel. There is an entrance ticket to be purchased, which approximately ranges LKR 50 – LKR 100.
However, the Negombo beach is a clean beach where you could sunbathe, have a stroll and play leisurely, enjoying the soothing sunshine and breeze. There is also a water play area for kids to enjoy sliding into the water, swimming etc.
At this beach, you could find famous Sri Lankan street food carts where they sell hot ‘dhal wadey’ and ‘prawn wadey’ . There are also stalls where you could purchase kites and other swimwear and toys to play on the beach.
Further, the beach also has local visitors most evenings which is also an exciting sight. Some play beach volleyball while others come and enjoy the blue waves with their families and friends.
It is an enjoyable evening you could spend at the Negombo beach having plenty of sunshine and watching the sunset on the horizon.
Usually, the Negombo beach is not very bustling during the weekdays. However, it gets a little more crowded during the public holidays and the weekends.
2. Enjoy the Hotels and Food in the Negombo Hotel Side
The sea street or ‘Poruthota Road’ in Negombo is a street where there are many hotels besides the sea. There are star hotels, including five-star hotels, restaurants, homestays, pubs, night clubs, spas and all kinds of entertainment options for holiday-makers. Thus, being a tourist and an explorer, the hotel side is a must-visit place when you come down to Negombo.
You could select the hotel of your choice to enjoy the sea view and many other facilities. The delicious meals are a unique feature of Negombo hotels. Most of these hotels and restaurants serve Sri Lankan special seafood dishes! The food is served mixed with the warmth of unmatchable hospitality of the Sri Lankan people.
It is always the best option to pre-reserve your accommodation during the holiday season as there would be many passengers. Although you book accommodation under B&B and look for a restaurant to have your meals, there is no worry as there are enough restaurants around the hotel street. It is just a matter of walking along this street and satisfying your taste buds with the best quality Italian food, seafood and other unique dishes.
Few such restaurants are; Jetwing Blue, Jetwing sea, Heritance, Rodeo, Dolce Vitae, and the King Coconut.
3. Negombo Shopping
Shopping is another exciting thing to do in Negombo city. There are many kinds of shops and malls available in Negombo city and the beachside.
Clothes Shopping in the Negombo City
Generally, Negombo is one town where classy clothing and accessories are available for a fair price. There are shops which cater for people of any class and category. You could find branded clothing at shops like Odel, Molly boulevard and a lot more quality clothing at Nolimit, Glits, Aurora Fashion etc.
If you are looking to purchase any Sri Lankan traditional clothing and especially popular and beautiful Batik materials, Negombo is a place for that. It has many such shops, especially at the beachside and even in the city centre, catering to tourists who love Sri Lankan clothing to buy as souvenirs. One such shop is Kalpana’s Batik in the main street of Negombo town. Clothes in these shops are very suitable to be worn while travelling in Sri Lanka too!
Gift Shops in Negombo
These gift shops are trendy among local and foreign tourists. To do budget shopping for gift items, you could visit gift shops such as Lovers, Gift Corner, and Asangika. However, Ayubowan Gift Collection etc. is a place for classy and Sri Lankan hand-made and leather gifts. These shops have a wonderful collection of such gift items which are incomparably beautiful and worth.
It is worth visiting such a store and collecting some souvenirs to be taken to your loved ones at home, which could be valued as memories of your beautiful and fantastic trip to Sri Lanka!!
Shopping Malls in the Negombo City
Negombo does not have a lot of shopping malls. But there are many shops from where you could buy any household item under one roof. Some of the famous shopping mall type shops in Negombo are Arpico super centre, Spar, and Royal Arcade.
4. Visit the Important and Historical Places in Negombo
Another exciting thing to do while you stay in Negombo city is visiting interesting places with various importances.
There are places of historical importance, such as the remains of the Dutch Fort now connected to the Negombo prisons. Also, you could visit places with spiritual significance. Another exciting place to visit in Negombo is the main fish market.
Of course, there are several places to visit. The following section will provide you a better overview with regard.
Best Places to Visit in Negombo
As discussed in the above part of the article, visiting important places is something to look forward to and enjoy during your visit to Negombo. It is effortless as there are plenty of transportation options available within the city to travel anywhere according to your choice.
Tuk-Tuks are available at any junction, and some of them are metered taxis using which you could pay according to the number of Kilometers travelled. Nevertheless, it is always recommended to negotiate the tuk-tuk fare before you get into one to avoid any uncomfortable experiences.
Here are some of the best places to visit during your stay in beautiful Negombo.
- Angurukaramulla Temple
- St. Mary’s Church
- Main Fish Market in Negombo
- The Dutch Canal in Negombo
- Dutch Fort
- Muthurajawela Marsh
Let’s find out about each place in detail as follows.
1. Angurukaramulla Temple
The real name of Angurukaramulla Temple is ‘Bodhirajaramaya’. It is a temple built in ancient times. Angurukaramulla temple is located at the temple road about 200 meters inward from the Colombo-Chilaw main highway.
Apart from its importance as an ancient temple, there are many unique features to make it a special place of worship. When you enter from the main gate, you could spot a giant Buddha statue in the seated position placed in a vast and colourful image house. This Buddha statue is said to be around 6 meters tall. Then, under the Buddha statue, there is another image house to which you must enter through a widely opened mouth of a Lion. When you enter the said image house, you should walk on the lion’s tongue-like floor and enter the inner part of the image house.
The interior of the image house is full of images with real-like features. They include the murals of Devils, ancient kings, Gods and Goddesses who have come to listen to Lord Buddha’s preaching. The speciality of those murals is the features of the faces are live-like, which significantly express the unmatchable talents of the local artists.
The temple is open between 0700am to 0830pm every day.
Other buildings at the temple premises provide the best examples of great ancient Sri Lankan architecture.
2. St. Mary’s Church
St. Mary’s church is one of the many churches in Negombo town. It is a beautiful Catholic church located in the grand street of Negombo. After being influenced by the arrival of the Portuguese, many people in the coastal areas of Sri Lanka embraced Catholicism. As a result, among many churches that have been built in Negombo, St. Mary’s church holds a significant place.
Having been built in 1922, St. Mary’s church is a frequent Place of worship for the hundreds of Catholic pilgrims around Negombo. Although located in a generally busy street of Negombo town, the church is a little away from the main road. There are big trees closer to the church, which is soothing too. Overall, the church provides an ideal location for praying and relaxing your mind for its beautiful architecture belonging to neoclassicism style. The ceiling of the church is also painted in an attractive way depicting the life of Jesus Christ. Another speciality of those unique paintings on the ceiling is they have been done by a local painter namely N.S. Godamanne, who is a Buddhist. Although, the illustrations are done in a way that increases the faith in Christ within any heart.
The St. Mary’s Church is open daily from 0500am to 0800pm for the worship and praying of pilgrims. Each Sunday, the mass is conducted at the church.
3. The Main Fish Market in the Negombo City
Your visit to Negombo would be incomplete without going to the main fish market. It is located a few kilometres away from the church. The main fish market of Negombo is situated closer to the lagoon and the blue sea. It is also called ‘Lellama’. There are two of these markets – a small one, and a big one, located just within 1.5kms away from each other.
However, the Negombo fish market is a frequent place of visit for people in Negombo and the nearby areas. It is also a place where the tourists who come to Negombo visit without fail. And yes, a visit there would create opportunities for any to catch a glimpse of the local fishmongers preparing and selling fish in large amounts each day. And why not? A visitor can even buy freshly caught fish in large quantities for a reasonable price from this fish market.
Generally, this place is bustling in the morning hours. The reason for that is the market would fill up with freshly caught fish brought by the fishermen who return to the shore after fishing the whole night the previous day. You could find large fish here for sale and even prawns, cuttlefish, crabs and lobsters too. If you get here early morning, around 6 am, you would be lucky enough to watch the fishing boats arriving on the land after fishing, carrying all kinds of these fish. It is an incredible sight and would be an experience which could be hardly gathered too!
However, do not forget that the main fish market is a place which is filled with the smell of fish and it is a bit watery too. Most of the mongers wear long boots to avoid the water sprinkling over them as it is entirely a matter of water and fish! So, it is recommended to wear short clothes and washable slippers when you go to this place.
4. The Dutch Canal in Negombo
Another important place situated in the proximity of the St. Mary’s church is the famous Dutch canal. This canal is very famous around Sri Lanka as the Hamilton canal. The Hamilton Dutch canal is a unique feature of the city of Negombo. The history reveals that primarily the Portuguese constructed this canal during colonization, but later reconstructed it during the period of the Dutch in Sri Lanka. Thus, it is called the Dutch canal.
The Dutch canal runs up to Puttalam from the North, and up to Colombo from the South, all the way parallel to the coastal border of Sri Lanka. The chronicles also reveal that in the past people transported areca nut, cinnamon, pepper etc. to and from Puttalam and Colombo through this canal.
Although the canal is full of black lagoon water, it is a beautiful sight that adds more beauty to the city, thus, one of the must-visit places!
You could frequently see the boats parked at the canal bridge in the middle of the town. As a tourist, you could take a ride in the canal by boat which is an incredible experience! It is generally a motorboat ride and a ride that should not be worth missing as a visitor to Negombo. Tour operators and even some hotels offer these boat rides. You could watch the local fishing villages and mostly the middle or lesser class of innocent people and their livelihoods along the canal’s sides. Further, it is a great experience to watch the boat gently speeding ahead, crashing the lagoon water in the canal.
5. Dutch Fort
Namely, although it is the Dutch Fort, this fortification initially was built by the Portuguese when they first colonized the coastal regions of Sri Lanka. Later, when the Dutch took over those areas from the Portuguese; they rebuilt the fort changing it from its square pattern to a pentagonal shape.
The location of the Fort was on land between the Negombo lagoon and sea. According to the historical records, there has been a moat but without water surrounding the Fort. However, it is magnificent to imagine a beautiful and grand pentagonal shaped fortification on a strip of land protected by deep dry moat and water from three sides!
Sadly, most of the part of this Fort is not in place today to be observed in the naked eye. The Fort rebuilt by the Dutch was later demolished by the British after 1796 when they colonized Sri Lanka. Instead, they have decided to put up a prison using the bricks of the same Fort. Even today, the Department of Prisons in Sri Lanka uses the prison. It is famous in Sri Lanka as the Negombo prison. Today there is only an arched part of the gateway which remains, supported by two walls that are said to be a section of the eastern rampart. The original inscription of the year 1678 is still visible on a granite surface on the arch. Besides, there is a clock tower still standing gracefully. Even the remains of this structure provide Negombo with the authentic look of a great historical city.
However, they do not allow outsiders to enter the prison building. You could pass by these remains and look around to imagine the said history and the left example of the incredible architecture of the Dutch.
6. Muthurajawela Marsh
Muthurajawela marshy lands are located significantly closer to the Negombo city when travelling by water. There is also a way of reaching there by vehicle. However, that route is around 34 km; thus, the most exciting and easiest way is to travel by boat.
These marshy lands are a very precious resource for Negombo city. Spread over more than 7580 acres, Muthurajawela is also the largest saline wetland in Sri Lanka. You could spot many birds, sea creatures, reptiles, and even otters by a boat ride here. There are kingfishers, herons, cormorants, butterflies, dragonflies and even crocodiles too. This land is rich with more than 194 species of flora. There is also a group of indigenous species to Muthurajawela.
The Northern part of Muthurajawela was declared as a sanctuary in 1996 under the fauna and flora protection ordinance. It is due to this great importance of the wetland in the means of nature, primarily due to its contribution to the natural environment and the ecosystem in Sri Lanka.
Muthurajawela supports the tourism industry as well. Hundreds of tourists visit the marsh to experience its beauty and experience the excitement in the boat rides through flora and fauna. However, there are authorities here who make sure that the tourism industry and practices will not harm the ecosystem of the marshy land. Nevertheless, the acts of some irresponsible people have started damaging this land which the authorities have noted.
However, as a tourist who visits the beautiful city of Negombo, Muthurajawela is a place never to be missed. You could arrange the boat trips in the marsh with your tour organizer or else when you get there.
What is the Best Time to Visit Negombo?
The best time to visit someplace is decided based on the number of facts. They are the climate, and the other social and cultural circumstances of the place.
As mentioned earlier, Negombo is generally a city with an agreeable climate to pay a visit during any time of the year. Nevertheless, During April it is a little too hot as it is the usual environment of Sri Lanka during that time and it is advisable to avoid the rainy season which is around March- April and August-September.
Furthermore, when considering the cultural and social circumstances, there are few things to draw your attention to. The majority of people here are Catholics; thus during the lent season, which falls during March end and April, the fish market is not very well operated and the boats cannot be seen sailing or returning to the shore very often. Other than that, during the other time of the year, Negombo is waiting to warmly welcome the tourists to let them have a fantastic experience out of their holiday.
Accommodation Facilities and Restaurants
Being a city that caters for the requirements of millions of tourists who visit Sri Lanka, there are so many places where you could use as your accommodation. There are small hotels, star hotels, Bed and Breakfast options, homestay facilities, etc., that are available around this city.
Further, if you book a hotel with full board or half board, you are most likely to get the opportunity to enjoy the delicious seafood of Sri Lanka.
Furthermore, there are hotels with swimming pool facilities and fitness centres to make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable.
Besides, you can find below some of the most famous places of accommodation in the Negombo city.
- Jetwing hotels
- Hotel cloud nine
- Goldi sands hotel
- The nature villa and cabanas
- Bianco terrace
- Nebula residence
Most of the hotels and homestays in Negombo provide average or above the average and very good service, but it is always advisable to check the most updated reviews always before selecting one.
The Bottom Line
Based on all these such as the comfortable accommodation with the best hospitality, agreeable climate, many useful and important places to see and so many other reasons, Negombo is a city which is worth visiting on your trip to the beautiful pearl of the Indian ocean -Sri Lanka! So, make sure you add this beautiful city, to your must-visits on this beautiful island. Happy and Safe Travelling!