lankainfo.com

Travel Information

 

|| Home || Travel Information || Colombo Pettah


Untitled Document
Principal Cities
Colombo
Galle
Kandy
Kataragama
Matara
Nuwara Eliya
Rathnapura
Main Sights
Anuradhapura
Aukana Buddha
Colombo Fort
Gal Vihare
Mihintale
Mulgirigalla
Polonnaruwa
Sigiriya
Yapahuwa
Pinawela Elephant Orphanage
Beach Resorts
Bentota
Hikkaduwa
Mount Lavinia
Trincomalee
Unawatuna
Pettah
Immediately east of Fort ( across the narrow canal that separates the outer harbour from the Beira Lake) is Pettah, a maze of Streets and Alleys Piled and Crammed with goods of every description, from colourful textiles gold and silver and colonial-era antiquities to the necessities of everyday life - spices, fruit and vegetables, reeking heaps of dried fish, paraffin, batteries, electrical goods, clothes and footwear. Whatever you are looking for you'll find it in pettah-though shopping here, which can call for determined bargaining, is not for the faint of heart Among the Most interesting streets for both sightseeing and shopping is sea Street, in the northeast corner of pettah, with its goldsmiths' work shops and the dramatically colourful Hindu Kathiresan and Old kathiresan Kovils (temples) .


These are the starting point for the Vel festival, celebrating the marriage of the god Murugan (The Top Tamil Detiy) to his queen Deivanai and concubine Valli Ammal. and held each year in August. Not too far from these stand the Grand Mosque, the most important mosque for Sri lanka's Muslim Population, on New Moor Street, whose very name reflects a long-standing hertiage of contact with the Arab world, and the Jami UL Alfar Mosque, at the corner of bankshall Street. Built at the beginning of the 20th XCentury,. Its decorative brick-work, Patterned in red and white, is Conspicuous.

Colombo Places: Colonical Colombo|| Colombo Fort || Galle Face Area || National Museum ||
|| Cinnamon Garden || Colombo Map || Dutch Museum || Pettah || Temple's Churches || Cargill's ||
|| Around Colombo || National Art Gallery ||

 

|| Home || Travel Information || Colombo Pettah
What's On
Map
About Sri Lanka
Travel
Special Features