Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo serves as the entry and exit point for all visitors to the country, however most travellers head straight out to visit the country’s more scenic and cultural destinations. In our opinion it is worth spending at least a day or two to explore the city which has really developed over the last few years and is home to several parks and gardens which give it a very green outlook amongst the skyline which consists of a mix between traditional colonial style buildings. The city is divided into several zones/suburbs which make it quite easy to get around. The most interesting suburbs for visitors include Fort which is the rejuvenated centre of the city combining historical buildings with a modern outlook, Slave Island - one of the oldest parts of the city and Cinnamon Gardens which is Colombo’s upmarket district and home to the National Museum and a superb range of chic boutiques. The majority of hotels and shopping centres can be found in Kollupitiya - the city’s business centre.