Hey Sri lankan folks living overseas ! Didn't you get a chance to go back to Sri Lanka for last few years ? Do You want to know how country has developed since you last visited Sri Lanka ?; Here is the chance for you. Today we are going to bring you on a virtual tour around Colombo city. Following video has been taken from a "Colombo City Tour" journey and we have chose it as it covers lot of monumental places in Colombo. Watch the video and enjoy; But be cautious You might want to go back home. Before that let me give you following piece of information as well. “The Colombo City Tour” - Witness the City of Old and New - Colombo “Hop on board the exciting tour to experience and witness the charm of the city of old and new – Colombo” invites Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority together with Ebert Silva Holodays(Pvt) Ltd for both local and foreign tourist.”The Colombo City Tour” first ever open deck city tour service launched in Sri Lanka. Comes under the vision of “Mahinda Chinthana”, the City tour aims to promote and enhance the tourism industry of the country. Colombo, the island's largest city, is noisy, frenetic - and just a little crazy. And it holds less obvious interest than many other parts of the island. So, ” Why on earth one would bother to go around this noisy city ?” But unseen by many the Colombo city has been developing to a clean and beautiful place with some colourful enough panoramic view. The tourists visiting the city of Colombo will be able to cover just the right places to see with this service. The tour will commence at the Galle Face Hotel premises at 8.30hrs and en route collect passengers at points in front of leading hotels in Slave Island and Fort. The seven hour tour would include the important attractions in Colombo City and Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte. There will be live commentaries on all surrounding attractions by a professional guide in English. Information leaflets will be made available in important foreign languages and in local languages in addition to English. The kids will definitely enjoy the open deck ride with so many things to see around. The opportunity to capture a bird’s eye view from the 30th floor of the Bank of Ceylon tower is a special highlight of the tour as it gives a rare opportunity to see the new developments of the harbor and the city. An interesting and educative commentary will be given by the tour guide on the history and importance of the city with treats served on board. Then the kids will have their most unforgettable moment of the trip at the Excel World. Six fun activities will be included in the package,the mesmerizing Pirate Ship, Swan Ride, Bee Ride, Carousal Ride, Bumper cars among others will give an unforgettable joyous experience. The visiting sites would include historic Buddhist,Hindu,Christian and Islamic religious sites,colonial heritages sites,Independence Square,National Museum and “Janakala Kendraya”(National Arts and Crafts centre in Battaramulla).The entire sightseeing would include most of the attractions in Colombo and in Sri Jayawardenepura,Kotte. “Even though we are very familiar with the places of Colombo we gained lots of knowledge from the tour.We had a great time and we enjoyed the tour a lot. We believe that the tour covered just the right things not only did we get to see the tourist attractions but we also got to see a side of the city that perhaps we would have missed had it not been for the tour.” Said one happy tourist from India. We have come out of a dark era and foresee a golden age for Sri Lanka tourism' opined Mr. K.A.D George Michael, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism. Ok Let's get on board. We are going to take you on a virtual tour around Colombo City.
Sandun joined Lanka Help Magazine as a contributor in June, 2011. He has been consistently writing articles to our magazine. Many useful articles of this site are under Sandun's name.
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