Due to its large harbour and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. It was made the capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. While returning from our trip to Maldives in April, 2010 we stayed in Colombo for two nights and three days. We had booked our stay at Hotel Taj Samudra.
Galle Face Green is located in the heart of the city along the Indian Ocean coast, and is a popular destination for tourists and residents alike. We walked by the beach and the Fort.
On the second day, it was raining so we had to cancel our trip to outside Colombo. When the rain stopped, we went for a short sight-seeing trip in the city.
We returned hotel in the evening and had an excellent sea food dinner.
We liked the city and may return for more days in future.