Mayura Hotel serves great rice and curry on banana leaves, and excellent Jaffna crab.
This rarely open museum has an interesting collection of stuff seized by the customs department, from leopard skin to ivory to bugs.
The Pettah Floating Market opened on the 25th of August to a lot of hype, and it's worth it. The place is another part of Colombo's fancy urban development plan along with Arcade…
Crammed into a congested street in Pettah, Sri Suryas is an unassuming restaurant that serves a mean ghee dosa, among other things.
Open from the crack of dawn till midnight, this is a great, clean rice-and- curry stop with quail on the menu.
Christmas is coming so here's a random gift idea - buy your loved one/child/friend a telescope.
St John's Fishmarket in Pettah is now a Gold Center. The transformation is one part of Colombo's big urban planning picture, and as it is now, it's actually a pretty interesting place to visit.
Pettah is Colombo's biggest, most functional market space. It's loud, crowded and infinitely full of interesting and useful things - it's one of those places you either love or you hate.
Hidden in Pettah there's a large and full-featured photo supply shop. As a bonus, they also sell telescopes.
A new Chinese restaurant on the second floor of the New Colonial Hotel.
The old Town Hall is a gothic-type Dutch building at the end of Main Street in Pettah. Inside it is a creepy museum of life-size dolls sitting around a wooden table in different postures: a replica of…
Just being able to stand in a space that someone from the 17th century would still recognize is worth the Rs 20 admission charge.
The New Saraswati Cafe in Pettah is a popular little restaurant that serves good (and plenty of) vegetarian South Indian food, for cheap saivar kades prices.
The FoSE market place is like Pettah condensed. Not for the weak of heart, haggle for anything from clothes to fairy lights.
At the end of Main Street, Pettah, there is a forgotten museum. The Old Town Hall Museum houses a variety of very heavy memorabilia from the city's past - steam-rollers, street signs,…
Sweet Tomato Halal Family Restaurant is a decent if slightly expensive option in Pettah, across from the Red Mosque. Down 2nd Cross Street, this clean and friendly establishment serves a decent biriyani at the rather…
One of the oldest mosques in Colombo, the Red Mosque is also an iconic landmark.