Engross in the splendid natural beauty of the blue waters and explore a number of interesting places; Colombo sure has something for everyone. Choose Colombo as your next holiday destination and take time off with your kids. This spectacular piece of nature’s glory in Sri Lanka is truly worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. Check out the top 5 attractions in Colombo for kids.
Meet Baby Turtles
Kids love this one of a kind unforgettable experience where they get a chance to meet and release baby turtles back into the ocean. Sri Lanka is the habitat of different species of water creatures, especially sea turtles such as the Olive Ridley Turtle, Green Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle and Leatherhead Turtle. Learn about them from turtle hatchery that you can easily find near the beaches.
Climb Lion’s Rock
Another interesting place for kids in Colombo is Lion’s Rock. Lion’s Rock is one of Sri Lanka’s most incredible attraction and a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rock is approximately 200 metres high. One can reach the top by climbing zigzag stairs. It is a perfect place for kids to enjoy and have fun while learning historic stories of the country.
Go Whale Watching
Sri Lanka’s southern coast is an unsurpassed place to watch blue whales. The southern tip is close to the deep waters of the ocean, where blue whales are regularly seen. If you are lucky enough to see these giant swimmers, don’t miss the chance to feed them. You can take a family package as per your suitability before starting your boat tour for whale watching. If you are planning to book tickets, don’t forget to browse complete information on the official website of Colombo Tours. One can even join group tours, available with the agents.
Enjoy Elephant Safari
Sri Lanka is home to thousands of Elephants. As per records, more than 10% of the world’s Elephant population is living in this small Island. One can enjoy Elephant safari at Minneriya National Park with kids or watch 150 Elephants together at the Elephant Transit Camp in Uda Walawe National Park. It is a most thrilling experience to have in Colombo. You can even watch the Elephants bathing in the river and being feed them at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
Visit the Fort of Galle
Fort of Galle is a 17th Century Dutch building and a popular UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the fort and its appealing narrow streets lined with old constructions and historic churches. You can find numerous boutiques, art galleries and restaurants inside the premises. The fort’s popularity among locals, school children and tourists makes it all the more attractive.