Colombo, the city of enchantments is meant to steal one's heart with its diversity and simplicity. Avoiding the humdrum of the capital city is not a very difficult task.
A trip around Colombo
A trip to Sigiriya would lead to an enticing journey to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage where one can watch the baby elephants being nurtured and taken care of.One can also Visit the ruins of Sigiriya fortress. This fortress, which is built completely by cutting rocks, amazes one with its engineering skill. The skills are teemed up with the frescoed beauty on the walls and the mirror work that adorn the fortresses.
A trip to the Dambulla rock cave temple, in Dambulla, the spice garden of Matale, and a tour to the nearest woodcarving factory and batik textile factory, could be a good start for knowing the culture and the occupation of Colombo.
If someone is seeking for the solemnity of mind, the sacred temple at Dalada Maligawa in Kandy should be the best place to serve the purpose. This shrine that enshrines the tooth relic of Buddha.
One can also take a stroll in the Peradeniya Botanical gardens which house numerous and rare varieties of flora. The color of the diversity is sure to seep into the mind and leave a lasting memory. Similarly, the Hakgal Botanical gardens is also a good place to start on an expedition into the floral diversity of Colombo.