When Sri Lanka comes to mind most people thing tea, but a lot more can be found walking around Colombo that won’t be found anywhere else. The government is doing a lot to promote resorts and areas worth visiting in and around Colombo. If its going to see a movie or go shopping there are malls that all these can be done.
Majestic city is the main shopping centre on Galle road. With its multi-storey layout they have a lot of shops to go and see. If its a movie you want to see they have a cinema on the top floor with comfortable seating and air condition to get away from the heat. With everything from English to hindi films you can choose from a wide variety of shows. If its not a movie you’re into and shopping is more of your thing well Majestic city has that as well. They have a food court in the basement with anything from traditional rice and curry to fast food. A plethora of shops can also be found for your shopping needs. From CD/DVD shops to clothing shops and even internet cafes. Whatever it is your looking for there’s a high probability you can find it here.
Odel, Sri Lankas best known garment outlet located in Colombo 7 is where you can find a souvenir of your stay in Sri Lanka. Here you can find international brands such as Gap, DKNY and George, but with the labels removed. Odel features clothes, accessories, jewellery, shoes, bags, cosmetics, home ware, tea, books, watches, sunglasses, chocolates and candy, toiletries, and a whole lot more. There is an ice cream parlour, hair salon and florist present as well. It should be a great shopping experience.
Colombo City Centre is also a luxurious shopping mall where many things can be found. Upstairs you can grab a bite to eat and go to the movie theatre. In the food court with a huge variety you are guaranteed to find something you like to eat. And being recently built it is very comfortable and clean. As for shopping there are many brand names stores you can find in Colombo City Centre.
Liberty Plaza is a short walking distance from Miracle City Inn Hostel. This shopping mall is a mix of Colombo City Centre and Majestic City. For the guests staying at Miracle City Inn this is a convenient place to do your shopping or to get away and watch a film. If your not in the mood to cook or want to go out and eat they also have a food court. Liberty Plaza also has a variety of store from electronics to cloths and books. You can also find banks and ATMs.
Another well-known shopping area is Pettah market. It is known for its wide variety of shops to buy almost everything. From handbags to cloths and plastic items can all be found. You haven’t done an Asian country unless you’ve battled its local market. Adjacent to the railway station makes it easy to get here. Absolutely packed and full of locals, which is always a good sign. Be sure to bargain. You will get everything here and ensure you bargain really well here.
These are just a few places that can be found in the city of Colombo. If you will be spending a couple days at The Miracle City Inn Hostel you will find many other places to shop and enjoy your time with us. I Hope this helps you with a start to your shopping needs.