Colombo the commercial capital of Sri Lanka with its bustling nightlife is the gateway to the wonder of this tropical island. A mash of different cultures, religions and races the city boasts mansions, shopping malls, fine dining lush gardens and everything an eclectic city could offer. A jeep ride through this vibrant city offers an unobstructed 360-degree view of everything Colombo can offer. From observing modern landmarks to colonial architecture, a jeep ride is going to be one memorable excursion.
This action-packedride promises plenty of fun and highlights lesser known attractions as you cruise through some of the most happening streets of Colombo while observing famous landmarks such as the Galle Face Green which is located in the heart of the city along the Indian ocean coast. The promenade here is the ideal place to arrange a small picnic whilst admiring the surrounding view of the ocean and the clear blue skies. The Galle Face Hotel which is also considered to be a historical landmark is situated towards the southern end of the Galle face promenade.Next ride across to the Gangaramaya temple which is built upon a floating island in the middle of the Beira Lake. This unique temple is an amalgamation of Sri Lankan, Chinese, Indian and Thai culture which is a must visit if you’re in Colombo. The Viharamahadevi park lies in between the National Museum of Colombo and the Colombo Town Hall which is the next stop. This urban park is the oldest and largest park in Colombo an ideal place to cool off in the midst of your journey. There are a number of hotels and restaurants around the park which would offer numerous cuisines to pick from and would take your taste buds on a ride of its own. On the course of the ride you’ll be able to observe a number of many colonial buildings revamped and converted into modern shopping precincts and creational spaces. Some of the most notable locations include the Independence Memorial Hall Square, the Pettah Floating market and the old Dutch Hospital. One of the most recognized landmarks was the World Trade Centre which was considered to be the tallest building in Sri Lanka when it was completed in 1997. The old Parliament building which was inspired by the Neo-Baroque architecturesits in the neighborhood which connects with Galle Face Green.As you move away from the concrete landscapes of the main city, Colombo also offers a view of scenic natural beauty in the form of the Attidiya Forested Wetlands, which contains mangrove swamps and fresh water swamps. A hotspot for birdwatching activities you may even observe several creatures such as crocodiles, fishing cats and other small mammals, surprisingly just a mere 12km away from the bustle of the main city.
A jeep tour is the perfect opportunity for adventure lovers to see the intriguing city of Colombo in a fresh perspective. An open-air ride with the wind blowing in your hair whilst you cruise through the urban jungle of Colombo will surely promise you a head-turning experience that will create some unique moments in your stay at Sri Lanka.