Drive past the Dutch hospital of Colombo Fort, and some of the other landmarks of the area such as the Cargills building, the Chatham street arcade, St’ Peter’s church of the portuguese era and the Kahn Clock tower.
Weave through the busy streets of Pettah, dodging nattamus bent in half carrying loads on their backs or wheeling them on carts. This multi-ethnic Pettah district has shops starting from Olcott Mawatha to the main street and beyond. You may buy anything from clothing, fabric, electronic items and even gold jewellery in Pettah for bargain prices. The network of streets stemming from Main street, each carry a specific category of goods.
Visit the Dutch museum, the Wolvendall Church and the famed Red mosque and enjoy your time for exploration after you have been briefed of the significance of these iconic buildings.
Stop at the Grand Oriental Hotel, Sri Lanka’s first hotel for lunch.