Also the capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo is a cauldron of western and Sri Lankan culture and lifestyle. Colombo has many places you can visit in your tour to Sri Lanka. Some of the sites are here for you.
Dehiwala Zoo is one of the must-visit places for people of any ages. Home to numerous variety of Sri Lankan and international birds and animals, in the Dehiwala Zoo animals, can actually enjoy a perfect climatic condition and large space unlike any other wildlife park in Asia. The zoo also has a selected section viewing the Sri Lankan Wildlife. This section is a good way of orientation before entering the National Parks here. There are a good variety of rare animals and birds which are difficult to spot in different parts of the glove. In your visit here look for the three types of local monkeys, sloth bears, Spotted deer, sambhurs and more. You can also observe the large selection of abundant wildlife including big cats of Asia like Lion, Jaguar, and Tiger.
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
On the suburbs of Kelaniya, northeastern edge of Colombo is the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara. One of the most sacred and revered Buddhist temples of Sri Lanka, Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara is said to be the place where Buddhist paid his last three visits. Inside Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara you can see marks of the exact spot. Mythical but pilgrims believe and visit the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara with devotion from all over the world. One of the most historical places in Colombo the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara doesn’t have its ancient architecture. Destroyed and reconstructed once by the Indians the temple was again demolished by Portuguese. This eye-catching monument standing tall today was from 18th and 19th-century colonial-era. You can enjoy the whole Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara architecture and gaze the beautiful Buddhist murals inside the Vihara.