This tour gives you a glimpse of Sri Lanka’s past and present, thanks to Colombo’s varied architecture. Newly-built skyscrapers rub shoulders with colonial relics – you’ll start your day with a drive-by of the whitewashed Clock Tower, the grand Old Parliament, and the tranquil Gangaramaya Temple. The Cinnamon Gardens and Independence Square are on the list, too. But the highlight is Sri Subramaniya Kovil. Covered with statues of Hindu deities, this intricate temple’s the most impressive in the city. After your tour of Colombo’s busy streets, find out more about its history at the National Museum. Open since 1877, this treasure trove’s home to ancient art and sculptures, as well as weapons and paintings from Colonial times. Round off the morning with refreshments at the Taj Samudra Hotel.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.