Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is emerging as a top global tourist destination. It is a great sunny and seaside destination in the island-country and makes for a really memorable trip. Staying in a Colombo hostel is another rich experience. Most of the city hostels are truly grand and remarkable. They come with all sorts of facilities and luxurious amenities to give you a rejuvenating stay. You can get all sorts of hostels depending on your requirement. There are the budgeted hostels as well as the expensive ones and it is very easy to book one in advance.
Another truly amazing experience is to check into a Colombo beach hostel. A beach hostel is definitely a place which can put up your accommodation close to the nature. The beaches of Sri Lanka are exuberant and exotic. Their pristine beauty can definitely leave an indelible mark on your mind. At these beach hostels, you can easily get a sea-facing room. Leaning by the window-sill against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean and gazing at the sun-kissed sky can be an unforgettable feeling. What more can a nature-lover ask for?
Colombo is a place of myriad activities. The local culture is pretty interesting even to an Asian. For a westerner, it will be a refreshing revelation! Local people may look grave but are very friendly and you can get on with them very easily. The shopping facilities are also great in this part of the world. Apart from commercial complexes, you can also get a taste of the traditional markets. You can shop for everything but do not forget to carry back some mementos. After you have had your cozy rest in your Colombo hostel, you must set out for some sightseeing. The city has plenty of attractions and each of them is as good as the other.
Talangama Wetland is a swampy area which is a must-visit for someone who loves natural sites. The flora & fauna around the wetland is also very rich and photogenic. Amongst the beaches, the beach of Mount Lavinia is a firm favorite with many. It is sunny, breezy and sandy and the sea always looks inviting. Some people simply fall head over heels in love with this beach and make sure that they book rooms in a Colombo beach hostel nearby.
Stepping into the history, the Wolvendaal Church trip will be a nostalgic experience. The old and grand church holds some poignant Dutch memories. Sri Lanka also houses some sedate temples and Buddhist viharas. One of the more famous ones is the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple whose beauty and tranquility is beyond compare.
Those who love their museums can find plenty in this part of Asia. Colombo National Museum is a special attraction and so is the Dutch Period Museum. If you are a fan of the sport of cricket, then do not forget to check out the famous R. Premadasa Stadium which has seen a number of nail-biting matches over the years.