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Thai Airways Flights to Colombo (CMB)

Popular Offers for Tickets to Colombo*

  1. BKK-CMB

    Bangkok (BKK) to Colombo (CMB)

    27/03/2019-

    04/04/2019

    THB 10,345

    ​Round trip | Economy

  2. MEL-CMB

    Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB)

    18/05/2019-

    01/06/2019

    AUD 960

    ​Round trip | Economy

  3. HKG-CMB

    Hong Kong (HKG) to Colombo (CMB)

    24/05/2019-

    01/06/2019

    HKD 4,557

    ​Round trip | Economy

  4. CTS-CMB

    Sapporo (CTS) to Colombo (CMB)

    24/04/2019-

    14/05/2019

    JPY 121,860

    ​Round trip | Economy

  5. TYO-CMB

    Tokyo (TYO) to Colombo (CMB)

    25/05/2019-

    30/05/2019

    JPY 90,950

    ​Round trip | Economy

  6. AKL-CMB

    Auckland (AKL) to Colombo (CMB)

    22/05/2019-

    26/05/2019

    NZD 1,465

    ​Round trip | Economy

*Best fares on flights found by others in the last 48 hours.

Compare Airfare Deals to Colombo*

  1. Bangkok (BKK) to Colombo (CMB)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    BKK - CMB

    19/07/2019

    CMB - BKK

    25/07/2019

    THB 10,345
  2. Melbourne (MEL) to Colombo (CMB)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    MEL - CMB

    25/11/2019

    CMB - MEL

    31/12/2019

    AUD 887
  3. Tokyo (TYO) to Colombo (CMB)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    TYO - CMB

    10/07/2019

    CMB - TYO

    18/07/2019

    JPY 88,950
  4. Osaka (KIX) to Colombo (CMB)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    KIX - CMB

    08/07/2019

    CMB - KIX

    14/07/2019

    JPY 93,380
  5. Seoul (ICN) to Colombo (CMB)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    ICN - CMB

    01/10/2019

    CMB - ICN

    14/10/2019

    KRW 735,500
  6. Auckland (AKL) to Colombo (CMB)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    AKL - CMB

    12/12/2019

    CMB - AKL

    23/01/2020

    NZD 1,702
  7. Stockholm (ARN) to Colombo (CMB)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    ARN - CMB

    14/12/2019

    CMB - ARN

    11/01/2020

    SEK 14,904
  8. Sydney (SYD) to Colombo (CMB)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    SYD - CMB

    20/07/2019

    CMB - SYD

    27/07/2019

    AUD 1,236
  9. Brisbane (BNE) to Colombo (CMB)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    BNE - CMB

    16/08/2019

    CMB - BNE

    22/09/2019

    AUD 942
  10. Hong Kong (HKG) to Colombo (CMB)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    HKG - CMB

    02/01/2020

    CMB - HKG

    13/01/2020

    HKD 4,740

*Best fares on flights found by others in the last 48 hours.

Thai Airways Flights to Colombo (CMB)

Traveling to Colombo

Overview

Colombo's cluttered skyline of modern towers juxtaposed with timeless temples and ramshackle housing can be a bit unappealing at first glance. But before plunging into Sri Lanka's natural attractions, it's essential to get to know the capital. Colombo's colonial architecture and museums are amongst the finest in the country, while it remains the cultural engine of Sri Lanka.

Getting around

The challenge of getting around Colombo is one of the main reasons that a stay in the city can seem unpalatable. Cheap radio taxis are available throughout the city, however, as are three-wheelers (tuk tuks) and autorickshaws, though all are slow going due to congestion. Buses are regular and cover pretty much every metre of the city, but they tend to be very crowded.

See & do

Home to some 3 million people, Colombo is a vast urban sprawl stretching down the western coast of Sri Lanka. Tricky to make sense of and pretty ugly to look at by most standards, it's no wonder that visitors tend to move on as soon as possible. But beneath the surface is a fascinating South Asian capital. For one thing, there are a number of colonial churches, colourful Hindu towers and Buddhist temples to see, demonstrating the lively cultural mix here. Also, be sure to hit the bazaars of Pettah.

In the heart of Colombo is one of the city's most striking shrines, the Gangaramaya Temple, which is located next to Beira Lake. It was founded in the late 19th century and is packed with huge Buddhas in different styles, including Thai and Burmese. There is also an elephant in the temple, though this tends to disgust more than impress Western visitors.

The biggest museum in the country can be found in Colombo, the Sri Lanka National Museum, a grand white building that dates back to British rule and is one of the finest examples of colonial architecture in the country. Inside, there are exhibitions telling the fascinating history of ancient Sri Lanka. Many like its old-world vibe, as little has changed since it opened in the 19th century.

Hidden gems

When the frenzy of the city inevitably gets too much, head south to the beach enclave of Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, which is essentially a suburb about 15km from central Colombo centre. It can't quite match up to the unspoilt beaches elsewhere in the country, but the golden, palm-lined coast is nevertheless beautiful to behold, and you don't have to leave the world behind.

A relatively short taxi ride east of Colombo is the Talamgama wetlands, which surround an eponymous lake. Lovely for walking and birdwatching, there are at least 100 bird species here, as well as monkeys, dragonflies and many butterflies.

Food & drink

Colombo is probably the best place in Sri Lanka to try local food, which is joyously tasty. Street food stalls abound and while there isn't much of a culture in Sri Lanka for dining out, in Colombo there is a fledgling restaurant scene in the more built-up, developed parts of the city. Sri-Lankan style curries are the order of the day, and they tend to be both spicy and full of flavour. Alcohol is widely drunk here, with many bars serving the ubiquitous Lion lager, which dates back to the colonial era. For something stronger, knock back a shot of Arrak.

Weather in Colombo

Monday sky is clear
33°C 25/03/2019
Tuesday sky is clear
33°C 26/03/2019
Wednesday sky is clear
32°C 27/03/2019
Thursday sky is clear
33°C 28/03/2019
Friday sky is clear
32°C 29/03/2019
Saturday light rain
31°C 30/03/2019
Sunday sky is clear
33°C 31/03/2019
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