Colombo is the small and vibrant commercial capital of Sri Lanka, which is known to be an eclectic mix of culture, history and modernity. If you’re looking for mouthwateringly succulent food, breathtaking views, old and new architectural masterpieces and a taste of authentic culture and history; Colombo is the best place to be this February.
The weather in Sri Lanka this February is looking good with warm and sunny days ranging from around 28°-31° degrees on average and about 9 hours of sunshine and about 12 hours of daylight a day. You can have all the fun under the sun during the day and relax and unwind by evening. Get planning and make sure you witness some of the events and experiences listed below right in the heart of the bustling city of Colombo.
Colombo in February is a treat to all travelers, and here are some events and experiences not to miss while you’re in Colombo this February;
1. Navam Perahera; The glamourous pageant in Colombo
The Navam Perahera is hosted annually by the Gangaramaya Temple illuminating the city with vibrant colours and glamourous sights. The perahera is an artistic affair with heritage, artistry, tradition and the doctrines of Buddhism taking the limelight guaranteeing its onlookers an experience of a lifetime. Be enchanted by the drummers, the music, the dancers and all that the Nawam Perahera beholds this February.
Photo Credits: Tien Nung Ching
2. Jazz and Jam by the Lake at Cinnamon Lakeside
Is music your passion? How would you like to witness the sun bid adieu to the world over a beautiful view of the lake with some jazz music over the background? Witness Cinnamon host some of the most talented artists and bands from a variety of musical genres every last Sunday of the month. Come over to Jazz and Jam by the Lake at the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, sip a drink and enjoy the soulful experience.
3. Colombo Good Market
The planet is ours to take care of and the Colombo Good Market consists of a community committed to making the earth better for all. The Good Market is a curated community of social enterprises and responsible businesses that are good for people and good for the planet. You can find a solution to all your organic and eco-friendly needs as well as some artsy handlooms and handicrafts too! Make sure you visit the Colombo Good Market, which opens for business every Saturday.
Photo Credits: annapurna_hwang
4. ColomBar experience
Celebrate the spirit of Colombo, it’s diversity and spirit at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel’s latest destination Bar; the “ColomBar”. Setting the standards of Bars in Colombo, ColomBar offers a range of local alcohols, mouthwateringly succulent local dishes and a completely local atmosphere and ambience. Visit this new bar for a refreshing experience!
Photo Credits: Priscilla Outschoorn
5. Sightseeing in Colombo
After you might want to take a break after all the above exciting events and experiences, or if you think that you deserve a break from the usual hustle and bustle of a city, you will soon realize that Colombo is a city like no other. The Streets of Colombo will keep you busy and amazed at the many famous building, picturesque views, architectural masterpieces both new and old and much more!
Photo Credits: Wander The World With Me
Plan your Sri Lanka visit this February and ensure that you don’t miss out on these one-of-a-kind experiences in Colombo. Book your stay with us at Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts and we will curate the perfect city experience for you! Don’t forget to plan that Colombo sightseeing tour to make sure you have an all-round experience of Colombo.
Author: Shenella Fonseka