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Cheap Flights to Colombo with Jazeera Airways

Explore Colombo with Jazeera

Colombo, the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka, is a busy and vibrant seaside city with a colourful blend of modern life and beautiful red-tiled colonial-era buildings. 

Because of its rich heritage, the city has become a melting pot of races with a fascinating and unique culture that is uniquely Sri Lankan. From its street food to its globally renowned Ceylon tea, Colombo has the culture, nature and smiling faces that you would dare not miss. Visitors of the cosmopolitan city may opt to delve into Colombo's multi-ethnic legacy and heritage by visiting its temples and iconic sites such as the Fort Station, the Red Mosque and the Khan clock tower. 

Visit one of Asia's most favoured travel destinations. Discover our convenient service and great value fares when you book your flights with Jazeera Airways today.

Essential Facts

Time
12:27
Date
11/30/2021
Time Zone
+05:30
Weather
28.97°C
Language
Sinhala, Tamil, English
Currency
Rupee
Electricity
230V 50HZ Plug types D and G
Best Time To Visit
January to March

Things To Do

Galle Face Green

Galle Face Green

Experience the street-food culture of Colombo at Galle Face Green - a scenic waterfront destination in Colombo's heart with countless street-food vendors.

Gangaramaya Temple

Gangaramaya Temple

One of the oldest Buddhist temples in Colombo, Gangaramaya Temple, is a must-visit if you love learning about historical relics and exploring historical architecture.

Viharamahadevi Park

Viharamahadevi Park

Viharamahadevi Park is the perfect laid-back spot to enjoy outdoor activities. Get mesmerised by looking at Muscovy ducks in the park and/or take a relaxing walk on the grass, in Colombo's oldest and largest park.

Colombo Shopping

Shopping

Don't forget to treat yourself with some retail therapy when in Colombo. Take home souvenirs, gems, beautiful handicrafts, flavoured teas, Ayurvedic products, and much more! Make sure to grab some house linen and hand-painted serveware too.

The beautiful city also has several pop-up markets (such as Good Market, Paradise Road) selling all sorts of organic products, handmade with locally-sourced products and lots of love!

Colombo Food And Drink

Food and Drink

Indulge in fascinating culinary experiences when you visit Colombo! Though the staple dish is rice and curry, Colombo’s cuisine is a fiery fusion of local produce prepared with spices brought to the island country by the Dutch, Portuguese, Indian, and Arabs! 

In addition to spices, people of Colombo relish various ingredients in their meals such as curry leaves, chillies, coconut milk, and garlic. If you truly want to treat your tastebuds, make sure to eat like the locals at local eateries and street stalls!

Restaurants serving both western and Russian food are plentiful and very reasonable, and you can eat out extremely well even on a budget.

Things To Know


Visa Requirements

  • Visitors must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) unless they have an exemption. Citizens of Maldives, Seychelles, and Singapore are exempt from obtaining an ETA for visiting Sri Lanka.
  • Citizens of Afghanistan, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Myanmar, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Uganda must obtain a visa in advance from Sri Lankan diplomatic missions.
  • If one requires more information or need to look for the latest updates, they can visit http://www.eta.gov.lk/

Other Facilities

  • The city of Colombo has most modern-city amenities and is well-connected by an extensive public transport system. The city also hosts various clubs, luxurious hotels, cafes, and restaurants.
  • ATMs are common in Sri Lanka, and most of them cater to Visa, MasterCard, and AmEx customers.
  • One can find many governments as well as private hospitals in Colombo, in addition to several medical centres offering Ayurvedic treatments.

Getting around

  • Like any other big city, Colombo can get very congested during peak/office hours.
  • Bus service in Colombo is frequent and reasonably priced.
  • Taxis in Colombo take around 5-25 mins to arrive, and one can choose from metered taxis or dispatched taxi services from known (reliable) companies. 
  • Tuk-tuks/tri-shaws are best to get the true Colombo experience. These three-wheelers have meters and are the cheapest (and fastest) means of getting around.