Cultural & Theme Tours in Sri Lanka
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0700 Hrs morning your Friendly Guide Will Meet and pick From Hotel and Start The COLOMBO ARCHITECTURAL TOUR . You can get knowledge about Colonial Time Buildings Photo Opportunity  of  Millers Building, Colombo Dutch House Museum (Open daily except Fridays) , Colombo Light house, Independence Square .

700 Hrs morning your Friendly Guide Will Meet and pick From Hotel and Start The COLOMBO ARCHITECTURAL TOUR.Independence Square :Independence Commemoration Hall located on Independence Square (formally Torrington Square) in Cinnamon Gardens, is a national monument in Sri Lanka. This was built long after independence was gained from the British rule on February 4, 1948.The structure is made of concrete, and bear columns similar to what is found in ancient Sri Lankan architecture and it was designed to resemble a Kandyan audience hall. recreation and academic and research excellence.This remarkable site in Colombo has become a major tourist attraction due to its historical significance and extraordinary work of architecture. It is one of the significant heritage sites of the city that you must visit. Colombo Light house The old Colombo light house was initially establish in 1860 as a clock tower and the lantern was added in 1865 and transformed in to a light house. The original clock (made by the same manufacturer as “Big Ben”) was replaced in 1913. The tower is located at the junction of Chatham Street and Janadhipathi Mawatha(formally known as Queens Road) in Colombo Fort. At present the light house is not operational, but functions as a clock tower and is designated as a monument.It is said that this cylindrical brick tower with lantern and gallery is the only lighthouse in the world which also tells the time in the middle of the busy road.  National Museum Sri Lanka The Colombo national museum is an Italian architecture colonial type mansion which was founded by the British governor of Ceylon at that time, Sir William Henry Gregory. This treasure house is the Sri Lanka’s most prestigious, oldest and largest museum.The museum is known to be the first public museum in Sri Lanka and has a vast collection of Antiques and many other Artefacts’ from all over the countryside. When the national museum was first opened to the public in 1st January 1877, it had a mere 800 items on display. Today that number has grown to over 100,000 . .Open daily except Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM.  Millers Building :The Cargills millers building  is one of the oldest departments stores in Sri Lanka, established in 1844 by William Miller and David Sime during British colonial style.This magnificent colonial style building is located in Fort and a great landmark that no will ever missed to see.Colombo Dutch House MuseumThe colonial mansion from the 17th century, formerly the residence of the Count August Van Ranzo has now been restored as a museum of the Dutch occupation.  The Exhibits, Furniture and Ceramics give you an idea of the life of Colonialists.Open daily except Fridays.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (City center
  • Air-Condition Vehicle with Driver
  • English Speaking Guide

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified