Colombo: Independence Square

16 Stops
Duration: 01:30:00
Distance: 2500  Loop

Enjoy a stroll through some interesting parts of the city. On this tour you will be guided past sports grounds and nightclubs and even a Rugby ground that was used as an airfield by the RAF during world war II and finally finishing off at the beautiful independence arcade. You will hear many intriguing stories of Sri Lanka's colonial past along with some interesting facts about its present.

If souvenir shopping is on the cards this tour will not disappoint with stops at one of the best handicraft stores as well as the renowned Saturday Good Market.

Don't waste a day in the city, instead enjoy a leisurely stroll taking in some interesting sights and sounds of Colombo life.


Starting Point: BMICH Conference Hall


End Point: Independence Arcade Shopping and Dining Precinct


Timings: Its best to go in the mornings or evenings. Try to avoid midday as it will be very hot and busy. If you are interested in the Good Market this takes place on Saturday Mornings.


Whats included:

  • Map including a walking tour route and audio commentary.
  • Online and offline options available.

Tickets: There is a nominal entrance fee for the Independence Museum


What to take: Water, Cap or hat for the sun, Sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes.

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