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Negombo city is one of the top tourist destinations in Sri Lanka. It lies in the coastal area of Sri Lanka and it can be easily reached from the Bandaranaike International Airport in (7 Km from Colombo Airport) and it is approximately 37 km north of the Colombo city centre. During the Dutch, Portuguese and British colonial era this city took an important place as the main exporting harbor for spices, specially for the locally produced cinnamon to Europe. Now it is popular for the fishing industry and for the Tourism Sector. It can't be compared with the Thailand's Pattaya beach but offers everything that a visiting tourist may look for. This city can be reached from Colombo by Express A/C busses, Normal Route Busses and by Sri Lanka Government Train Service.
Due to current "Corona" situation, all the visiting tourists must stay in the special quarantine facility for 14 days. This is to find and stop any infected person coming in to the country.
It may apply to you when you are departing Sri Lanka to another country where you may be placed in a quarantine camp in that country.
Currently this place is serving as the top stop over destination for the tourists on their arrival to Sri Lanka. It also is preserve the old European era buildings and their water way -canal. Also this region produces varieties of spices that are used to flavor the international cuisines along with ceramics and brassware craft production. Another important land mark of the city is its long running Dutch Canal that was used by the Dutch rulers to transport goods to and from large ships that were anchored in the deep sea during their rule.
There are lots of Roman Catholic churches and the Dutch fort gate are still standing over there to show the towns long history and these places are visited by the visiting tourists. Church in Katuwapitiya and the Grand Street Church are the two larger churches over here.
As a tourist it is better to spend a day over here as this place is near to the airport. So it will be easy to spend your first day of your holidays or the last day of your trip over here. Tourists can go on beach activities, boating, deep sea fishing, diving and many more fun things over here.
Don't miss the seafood over here. They are fresh and lots of varieties with different taste are available to select from the catch.
|Things to do here,|
|Boating in the Muthurajawela Marsh||Catamaran Ride||Fish Market|
|Boating in canal||Delta boat trip||Angurukaaramulla Temple|
|Fisherman bay||Dutch Canal||Dutch Fort|
|Negombo Beach||St. Mary's Church||Sunset|
|Fish drying on the beach|
|Hotels in Here.|
|Avenra Garden Hotel||Browns Beach Hotel||Camelot Beach Hotel|
|Catamaran Beach Hotel||Club Hotel Dolphin||Golden Star Beach Hotel|
|Goldi Sands Hotel||Hotel Sunflower Beach||Hotel Sunset Beach|
|Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions||Jetwing Beach||Jetwing Blue Oceanic Hotel|
|Jetwing Lagoon||Jetwing Seashells||Palace Hotel|
|Paradise Beach Hotel||Paradise Holiday Village||Rani Beach Resot|
|Sea Garden Hotel||Sea Shells Hotel||The Cove Sri Lanka|
|The Lagoon Villa||Villa Araliya||Villa Sunbird|
|Wind Mill Beach Hotel|
Tourists visiting Sri Lanka for holidays are required to have visitor visas in their passports except for those passport holders from Singapore, Maldives and Seychelles.
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