The capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, has a lot to offer its visitors in terms of history, culture and fun activities to do. This busy, vibrant city is a great mixture of modern life, architecture, old colonial buildings and ruins that will take you back in time. And, if you appreciate the finer things in life, here are a few exciting things you can do while you are in Colombo. Read on. 

1. Visit the casinos. 

When you are in Colombo, don't miss out on visiting the casinos here. Casinos are perfect joints to keep you entertained with customized services and world-class interiors. Bally’s, Bellagio, MGM Colombo and Marina Colombo are the most attractive and happening casinos that you can visit. 

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2. Go on an open deck sight-seeing tour. 

Hop on a double decker bus and do some sight seeing while you are in Colombo. There are 3 types of open deck tours that you can choose from if you want to visit the top tourist attractions of the city. You'll get to witness some ancient architectural wonders and some of the brilliant monuments of the city. 

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3. Visit the National Museum of Colombo.

If you are into history and have a keen eye for architecture then this is the place to be. This National Museum was built during 1877 and it is the biggest museum in the island nation which is why you shouldn't miss out on the opportunity of exploring this museum. 

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4. Do scuba diving.

You'll be glad to know that Colombo is one of the top scuba diving spots in the world as it boasts of a huge variety of aquatic species. There are quite a few scuba diving packages available in Colombo to cater to a large number of adventure enthusiasts who come here every year. 

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5. Go for a tea tour. 

Sri Lanka is best known for its exclusive varieties of tea. Colombo too is covered with a green carpet of tea plantations which is worth witnessing. They are many tea plantation tours that are organised where you will get to taste exotic flavours of tea right out of the factory. 

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6. Visit the Gangaramaya Temple.

Gangaramaya Temple is not only beautiful but, also one of the most iconic Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka. The pathways and doors leading to the main sanctorum of this temple have intricately carved sculptures that are simply breathtaking and the ceilings and walls contain pictures and miniature paintings that explain stories from the Buddhist religion which is worth checking out. 

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7. Drink an orange coconut.

Yes, oranges coconuts really exist. Locally known as Thambili, these coconuts are commonly called King Coconut in Colombo and you should definitely try it out. It is refreshing, tastier and sweeter than the water found inside the green tender coconuts that we find in other countries. 

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8. Ride in a tuk-tuk.

When you are in a beautiful city, you just cannot afford to miss out on travelling in a tuk-tuk which is similar to a auto in India. These tuk-tuks are cheap and if you are lucky enough, you might come across a friendly, knowledgeable driver who can take you around the city.

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Have fun in Colombo.