Colombo is the largest port city and capital of Sri Lanka.
The city's man-made harbour from which spices, rubber and tea are exported, and commercial centre stand side by side with churches, monuments, historical museums, fine restaurants and shopping. Modern structures and wide avenues contrast with the ramshackle buildings and crooked lanes of the old Pettah quarter. Remember to see the Old Parliament, Presidential residence, Gengarama Temple, Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Buddhist Temple, visit Dewiwala Zoo or take a trip to Pinnawala elephant orphanage to see elephants in their traditional role of working. Don't forget to visit the town of Kandy situated by a serene lake high up in the hills. You can explore the Temple of the Tooth, created to preserve the gold-casketed relic of Buddha's eye-tooth. Take a walk through Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.
Men are believed to have lived in the country as early as half a billion years ago, though the political history of the Asian country didnt begin until the 6th century AD. Çolombo's history began as Muslim traders settled along the bay. The Dutch and Portuguese settled here, followed by the British, who occupied the region during the 19th century, expanding the city and developing the local economy. Today it has a population of more than 2 million.
Highlights: Kandy, Elephant orphanage, Fort District
The Colombo cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Colombo, Sri Lanka.
If you lose the Colombo location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Colombo cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Colombo, Sri Lanka. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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8 May, 2017