Things To Do


Your stay at the Elyon Colombo Hotel can never be boring as there are many historic and interesting sites to visit around. Let’s have a look at what you can do to make a better experience out of your stay.



Gangaramaya Temple

This iconic temple is extremely popular especially among tourists from all over the world. You can witness the “Nawam Perahera” in the month of February.

Colombo Museum

Starting from the ancestors of the country and moving on to the invaders in the form of the Portuguese, Dutch and British, there is much to learn from the history of this pearl of the Indian Ocean.

Galle Face Green

Located facing the Indian Ocean, this is a breathtaking place to relax amidst scenic views. The street food and drinks are awesome and you can enjoy them fresh over a great relaxation.

Old Dutch Hospital Complex

Another magical place famous for its amazing food, whilst walking through Dutch architecture. You can also experience a difference in its buildings in comparison to the rest of Colombo.

Colombo Zoological Gardens

Home to a variety of animals, this zoo located in the suburbs of Colombo can give you a day’s worth of learning and entertainment.

Independence Memorial

Located at the heart of the city, this memorial has been built to commemorate the independence from the British colonial.

Wolfendhal church

This is a church located in Pettah, close by to the Colombo Fort. This is one of the most important Dutch colonial era buildings in Sri Lanka.

Bishop palace

The Archbishop’s house of Colombo is located in Borella and is one of the most important buildings for Roman Catholics in Sri Lanka.

Islamic mosque

There are quite a number of Islamic mosques in and around Colombo. The Grand Mosque of Colombo is located in Old Moor Street, Colombo 01.

Town hall

This is the headquarters of the Colombo Municipal Council and is the office of the Mayor of Colombo. It is located in a central location in Colombo 07.

Viharamahadevi Park

This is a park which includes attractions for children. It’s also popular for its walking tracks which is put into much use by the locals and foreigners alike.

Art Galleries

The National Art Gallery is where you can view the work of Sri Lanka’s budding artists. A number of events are held in it quite frequently.

Planetarium

The planetarium in Colombo consists of documentaries which include valuable information about Science and Earth which children and adults can enjoy alike.

Public Library

This is the largest library in Sri Lanka, located in Colombo 07. You can expect to find a wide variety of books, newspapers and magazines here.

Old Parliament

The old parliament building in Colombo stands in front of the Galle Face Green. It houses the Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka.

Galle Fort

The Dutch fort of Galle in southern Sri Lanka is the best place for you to experience the Dutch Renaissance which once ruled the island.

Distance: 129km

Approximate Travel Time: 2h 11 mins

Pinnawala

The elephant orphanage is a popular tourist attraction where you can meet and greet these giant tuskers.

Distance: 102km

Approximate Travel Time: 2h 31 mins

Kandy

Home to the temple of the tooth relic, this city brings in many locals and tourists all year round and especially during the “Esala Maha Perahera” in August.

Distance: 130km

Approximate Travel Time: 3h 30 mins

Bentota

This city by the sea is located down south and is mostly known for its amazing waves suitable for surfing, jet skiing and many other water sports.

Distance: 85.7km

Approximate Travel Time: 1h 37mins

Sigiriya

“The Lion Rock”’ is named as a world heritage site and brings out the best part of Sri Lankan history where a single rock was made in to a fortress.

Distance: 174km

Approximate Travel Time: 4h 11 mins

Negombo city tour

This city by the lagoon is famous for fishing. Its beaches bring out the most scenic views which anyone can enjoy.

Distance: 36.2km

Approximate Travel Time: 50 mins

Dambulla

Dambulla is famous for its rock caved temple. It is a common stop when travelling to Sigiriya to visit the “Lion Rock”.

Distance: 157km

Approximate Travel Time:3h 39 mins

Anuradhapura

This ancient capital of Sri Lanka is home to a number of Buddhist temples and also includes the oldest tree in Sri Lanka, Sri Maha Bodhi.

Distance: 196km

Approximate Travel Time:4h 11 mins

Polonnaruwa

Another ancient capital of Sri Lanka, this also includes a number of Buddhist temples following a slightly different architecture.

Distance: 225km

Approximate Travel Time: 5h 16 mins

Jaffna

Surrounded by palmyrah trees, this is what defines the town of Jaffna, situated in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.

Distance: 390km

Approximate Travel Time: 7h 28 mins

Trincomalee

Trincomalee is home to the beautiful “Nilaveli beach” which is one of its main tourist attractions. You can also visit “Pigeon Island” located in this town.

Distance: 174km

Approximate Travel Time: 4h 5 mins

Sinharaja Forest

This is one of the main rainforests of Sri Lanka. It is famed as a national park in Sri Lanka and is known to be a biodiversity hotspot of the country.

Distance: 174km

Approximate Travel Time: 4h 6 mins

Yala

Yala is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Sri Lanka. It is known to have highest densities of wildlife in the country.

Distance: 300km

Approximate Travel Time: 6h 7 mins

Wilpattu

This is another popular wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka. It is mostly known for its population of leopards, which is the main reason people visit this park.

Distance: 166km

Approximate Travel Time: 3h 49 mins

Whale watching

Kalpitiya and Mirissa towns of Sri Lanka are most famous for whale watching. Each of these towns has its own time of the year which is suitable for whale watching.

Tea

Tea is one of the main sources of foreign exchange in Sri Lanka. There are many types of tea hailing from Central Province and Southern Province.

Rubber

Rubber is another one of the main sources of foreign exchange in Sri Lanka. You can find rubber estates in western, southern, central and sabaragamuwa provinces.

Coconut

Coconut is another one of the main sources of foreign exchange in Sri Lanka. You can find coconut estates in the Coconut Triangle which includes Colombo, Kurunegala and Chilaw.

Royal Colombo golf Club

This is one of Sri Lanka’s finest golf clubs and attracts the most popular characters, in the form of locals and foreigners.

Distance: 5.3km

Approximate Travel Time: 24 mins

Open: Wed to Sat -9.00pm - 5.00am (need to verify)

Colombo Tennis court

This is the place to be if you want to enjoy a game of tennis along with your buddies. It gives a different feel to the game of tennis.

Distance: 21.9km

Approximate Travel Time: 1h8 mins

Open: Wed to Sat -9.00pm - 5.00am (need to verify)

Excel world

Excel world is full of thrilling and exciting activities ranging from laser games to bowling and many more.

Distance: 3.9km

Approximate Travel Time: 20 mins

Open: Wed to Sat -9.00pm - 5.00am (need to verify)

Colombo Swimming Club

This is one of the oldest and most famed swimming clubs in Colombo. It dates back to the colonial era of Sri Lanka and is proud of a seventy five year history.

Distance: 7.2km

Approximate Travel Time: 26 mins

Open: Wed to Sat -9.00pm - 5.00am (need to verify)

Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC)

This is one of the finest cricket clubs in Sri Lanka and has brought many famed cricketers to the national team.

Distance: 6.1km

Approximate Travel Time: 28 mins

Open: Wed to Sat -9.00pm - 5.00am (need to verify)

Colombo Rugger & Football Club (CR & FC)

This venue is popular for hosting many prestigious rugby tournaments and also includes a very talented team of rugby players.

Distance: 5.7km

Approximate Travel Time: 32 mins

Open: Wed to Sat -9.00pm - 5.00am (need to verify)

Odel

One of Sri Lanka’s finest retail stores, you can expect to see a great collection of quality clothing, footwear and even souvenirs.

Distance: 4.7km

Approximate Travel Time:26 mins

Open: Wed to Sat -9.00pm - 5.00am (need to verify)

Laksala

This is a place famous for its iconic souvenirs which have a special touch and feel of the pearl of the Indian Ocean.

Distance: 7.2km

Approximate Travel Time:30 mins

Open: Wed to Sat -9.00pm - 5.00am (need to verify)

Cotton Collection

You can buy comfortable quality clothes made of pure cotton at the most amazing rates while not failing to meet your styles and expectations.

Distance: 5.2km

Approximate Travel Time:26 mins

Open: Wed to Sat -9.00pm - 5.00am (need to verify)

Colombo City Centre

This new member of the city is home to a wide variety of trendy shops, a cinema and a food court with amazing food.

Distance: 5.2km

Approximate Travel Time:27 mins

Open: Wed to Sat -9.00pm - 5.00am (need to verify)

House of Fashion

An outlet store where you can buy great clothing, footwear, accessories, home items and many more at affordable rates.

Distance: 4.7km

Distance: 4.7km

Open: Wed to Sat -9.00pm - 5.00am (need to verify)

Pettah shopping market

There is no place in Colombo where you can buy a variety of home items, clothing, footwear, food and even jewelry at extremely affordable prices unless you step in to Pettah!

Distance: 4.2km

Approximate Travel Time:22 mins

Open: Wed to Sat -9.00pm - 5.00am (need to verify)

Majestic city

This is a shopping mall targeted at the average shopper. It also includes a cinema, food court, supermarket and children’s play area.

Distance: 8.2km

Approximate Travel Time: 34 mins

Open: Wed to Sat -9.00pm - 5.00am (need to verify)

Liberty Plaza

This is a shopping mall targeted at the average shopper. It also includes a supermarket, food shops and retail stores of all kinds.

Distance: 6.7km

Approximate Travel Time:28 mins

Open: Wed to Sat -9.00pm - 5.00am (need to verify)

R & B

Rhythm and Blues is a popular night club in Colombo where you can have a great time with music, dance and of course drinks!

Distance: 8.1km

Approximate Travel Time:34 mins

Kama

This is an extremely popular night club, especially amongst the younger generation which includes locals as well as foreigners.

Distance: 7.4km

Approximate Travel Time:30 mins

Bally’s club

Located at the center of the city, this is a club which has been in town for quite some time and has managed to entertain a variety of people from all walks of life.

Distance: 5.2km

Approximate Travel Time:26 mins

Bellagio

This is a popular place for a game of casino, its bar and restaurant which serves a feast of delicacies in various midst.

Distance: 7.3km

Approximate Travel Time:28 mins

Floor By O

Floor By O is the number one choice for nightlife especially among the youngsters of Colombo who never fail to have a great time here.

Distance: 6.0km

Approximate Travel Time:24 mins

Amuseum

Amusuem dance and night club is the place to enjoy a night of dance, music and amazing food from a wide variety of selections.

Distance: 6.7km

Approximate Travel Time:28 mins



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