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Street food in Colombo

Your bucket list of Asian expeditions is incomplete until you book that flight to Sri Lanka. The pearl of the Indian Ocean, the teardrop of India – as foretold by her nomenclature, the beautiful island nation has plenty of surprises in stock. Even if you are not a first-time visitor, you will find there to be more adventures awaiting you than you can fit into your entire vacation’s duration.

At first glance, the sheer natural beauty of the island seems to downplay anything the cities have to offer. It will certainly cast a spell on you; the clear turquoise waters of Trincomalee, the cold mountainous dreamscape of Kandy, and the thick rainforest spanning across the land. However, you will be missing out on enormous chunks of a ‘complete Sri Lankan experience’ by overlooking what the capital city has to offer. With this blog, Hotel MaRadha helps you skip the research and start planning your stay in Colombo.

Egg Hoppers

Built during the colonial era, Viharamahadevi park (formerly known as Victoria Park) retains its position as Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest park. There is something more to this location than its lavish greenery, tall buddha statue, and vast recreational space – something to do with a sense of history. During World War II, the park served as the Australian 17th brigade base for the British army and remained under British rule until 1951. Oh, and if you plan on visiting, don’t forget to cross over to the national museum right next to it; there are plenty of centuries-old artifacts awaiting you.

Kottu

It is not often you get to see an architectural marvel rooted in a story of bravery and glory. To provide a place of worship to the local Hindu community, Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil was built by the heroic patriot Ponnambalam Mudaliyar. This sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is made of granite; entirely from the ground up. The dynamic energy of the lively worship amidst tall historic granite walls places this Hindu temple on the list of sights to behold.

Roti

Built during the colonial era, Viharamahadevi park (formerly known as Victoria Park) retains its position as Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest park. There is something more to this location than its lavish greenery, tall buddha statue, and vast recreational space – something to do with a sense of history. During World War II, the park served as the Australian 17th brigade base for the British army and remained under British rule until 1951. Oh, and if you plan on visiting, don’t forget to cross over to the national museum right next to it; there are plenty of centuries-old artifacts awaiting you.

Vade

Located in the heart of Colombo, Galle Face Green is an urban park featuring an active promenade at the seafront. You could hardly miss the popular 500-meter-long stretch of grassland even if you are driving past the island nation’s capital. While having an evening stroll feeling the Indian Ocean breeze on your face is an experience effervescent enough, prepare to be flanked by dozens of generation-old street vendors selling delicious evening snacks. Galle Face Green isn’t all you will stumble across in this nightlife-packed region; Sri Lanka’s best mall ‘One Galle Face” is right across the street!

Thosai

Built during the colonial era, Viharamahadevi park (formerly known as Victoria Park) retains its position as Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest park. There is something more to this location than its lavish greenery, tall buddha statue, and vast recreational space – something to do with a sense of history. During World War II, the park served as the Australian 17th brigade base for the British army and remained under British rule until 1951. Oh, and if you plan on visiting, don’t forget to cross over to the national museum right next to it; there are plenty of centuries-old artifacts awaiting you.

String Hoppers

Located in the heart of Colombo, Galle Face Green is an urban park featuring an active promenade at the seafront. You could hardly miss the popular 500-meter-long stretch of grassland even if you are driving past the island nation’s capital. While having an evening stroll feeling the Indian Ocean breeze on your face is an experience effervescent enough, prepare to be flanked by dozens of generation-old street vendors selling delicious evening snacks. Galle Face Green isn’t all you will stumble across in this nightlife-packed region; Sri Lanka’s best mall ‘One Galle Face” is right across the street!

Boiled Chickpeas

Built during the colonial era, Viharamahadevi park (formerly known as Victoria Park) retains its position as Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest park. There is something more to this location than its lavish greenery, tall buddha statue, and vast recreational space – something to do with a sense of history. During World War II, the park served as the Australian 17th brigade base for the British army and remained under British rule until 1951. Oh, and if you plan on visiting, don’t forget to cross over to the national museum right next to it; there are plenty of centuries-old artifacts awaiting you.

Boondi

Located in the heart of Colombo, Galle Face Green is an urban park featuring an active promenade at the seafront. You could hardly miss the popular 500-meter-long stretch of grassland even if you are driving past the island nation’s capital. While having an evening stroll feeling the Indian Ocean breeze on your face is an experience effervescent enough, prepare to be flanked by dozens of generation-old street vendors selling delicious evening snacks. Galle Face Green isn’t all you will stumble across in this nightlife-packed region; Sri Lanka’s best mall ‘One Galle Face” is right across the street!

King Coconut

Built during the colonial era, Viharamahadevi park (formerly known as Victoria Park) retains its position as Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest park. There is something more to this location than its lavish greenery, tall buddha statue, and vast recreational space – something to do with a sense of history. During World War II, the park served as the Australian 17th brigade base for the British army and remained under British rule until 1951. Oh, and if you plan on visiting, don’t forget to cross over to the national museum right next to it; there are plenty of centuries-old artifacts awaiting you.

The best place to stay during your time in Colombo

While five to-dos will seem like a fine deal, that is just the tip of the iceberg! There is plenty of scenery and an endless collection of activities for you to engage in, and don’t even get us started on the nightlife.
With so much to do during a time-limited stay, you may want to pick your place to stay wisely. A mixture of comfort, scenery, luxury, and convenience concocts the perfect elixir to complement your list of planned adventures. This is precisely what Hotel MaRadha offers you, in addition to her comfy beds, healthy meals, convenient fitness centers, and magnificent rooftop.

Hotel MaRadha

With an enviable location in the heart of the financial district Hotel MaRadha – Colombo provides a
comfortable stay for all business and leisure travellers, with easy access to your shopping,
entertainment, and business needs. Hotel Maradha – Colombo overlooks the Indian Ocean and is truly
one of a kind, featuring 35 premium hotel rooms, suites, and apartments. We will ensure your stay in
Colombo is truly perfect.