KALUTARA / COLOMBO – (60KM – approximately 1-hour drive)
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Colombo.
*Colombo, the Commercial Capital of Sri Lanka, is a bustling city and a hopping-off point for beaches in the island nation's south. It has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its spicy cuisine as well as its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls.
Upon arrive visit Kelaniya Temple.
*Kelaniya Temple is a Buddhist Temple situated close to Colombo. Buddhist believe the temple to have been hallowed during the third and final visit of the Buddha to Sri Lanka, eight years after gaining enlightenment. The Mahawansa records that the original Chaithya at Kelaniya enshrine gem-studded throne on which the Buddha sat and preached.
Visit Gangarama Temple.
*Gangarama Temple, is one of the most important temple in Colombo City, being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence.
Afterward commence Colombo City Tour.
*Colombo City Tour - Visiting Colombo Light house, Light house with Clock Tower designed by Lady Ward (built before the Big Ben in London), Galle Face Promenade with cannons of World War II, South Expansion of the Colombo Harbour, York Street with remnants of British Colonial Architecture, Slave Island are, famous Hindu Kovil with unique carved gopuram, Nelum Pokuna Theater, Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo Town Hall, BMICH, Independence Square, the scenic Beira Lake in the heart of the city, the War Memorial, Public Library, National Museum and many more interesting places.
Start Shopping Tour.
*Shopping Tour – ODEL, House of Fashion, Cotton Collection, Noritake Porcelain, Factory Outlet, Laksala
Dinner and overnight stay in Colombo.