Negombo is among the largest and major city in Sri Lanka. It is located towards the west coast at the Negombo Lagoon. It is in the western province of Sri Lanka and among the fourth largest city in Sri Lanka. The city of Negombo is among the most prominent and well-known commercial hub; this enchanting city has large fish markets and miles of sandy beaches. Negombo is supposed to be a hip-hop city and the most sought after tourist destination. The beautiful city of Negombo is gifted with a tropical climate; luxurious villas and hotels in Negombo are the major attractions for the tourists. Below are some popular places to visit in Negombo.

Places To Visit In Negombo

1. Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple Colombo In Negombo

Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple Colombo

This is also known as the Gangaramaya (Vihara) Temple. This Buddhist temple is known for the exquisite architecture. The architecture is an excellent blend of Chinese and Sri Lankan experts. This temple is exclusively dedicated to meditations, prayers, education and charity. While you visit the temple, you would find many valuable jewels, paintings, and various other items. Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple is among the best places to visit in Negombo.

2. Galle Face Green In Negombo 

Galle Face Green

The Galle Face Green is amongst the largest green belt in Negombo. When you look at the urban space – this is the biggest; it is situated between the busiest financial hub of the city. There was a time when it was used as a horse riding area; different types of sports were played. The best part you can watch the ocean from the garden area.

3. Beruwala Beach In Negombo

Beruwala beach

It is a magical world when you wander on the golden sands of Beruwela beach; while on the beach do not miss to take a dip in the ocean. Those who are fond of surfing – this is the best choice. All you will have to carry is lots of eatables and water for a perfect picnic.

4. R. Premadasa Stadium In Negombo

R. Premadasa Stadium

Cricket – a well-known game in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankans are well-known cricketers and they have to their credit many world records. This popular stadium has housed various World Cup matches – it was in existence since 1994. This is the largest stadium and can house more than 35,000 spectators.

5. Jami – Ul – Alfar Mosque In Negombo

Jami – Ul - Alfar mosque

The look of the mosque will give you an enchanting look. The mosque is made up of red and white brickwork. This is very rare as they are not seen in other mosques. Since red and white bricks are used, it is also called as Red Mosque. Now some more things to do in Negombo

6. Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara In Negombo 

The famous Buddhist temple in Colombo where one can enjoy peace. If you believe the folklore it is said that Lord Buddha himself had visited this pious temple while he was on his trip to Sri Lanka.

7. Negombo Beach in Negombo

Negombo beach

How can you afford to miss the Negombo beach; while you are on your vacation? It has a long belt of golden sand. You have various Negombo beach hotels for your enjoyable stay.

8. Dolphin and Whale Watching In Negombo 

This is an exotic scene which can be seen only in Negombo. Imagine watching the Dolphins and whales right near you – it is a mind blowing experience.

Few other attractions are:

  • Kalutara Beach
  • Independence Memorial Hall
  • Colombo Fort
  • Stone n string

Negombo is growing to be a favorite tourist destination among the tourist lovers across the globe. One should never miss the chance to visit some of the most interesting places in this vibrant and happening city.

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I am Pankti Shah, a traveler by heart and an entrepreneur by passion. You can call me an avid speaker, a day-night dreamer, a keen writer and a passionate lover of Yoga. I'm a solo traveler luster and enjoy a life as a happy traveling soul.I love spreading smiles by my initiative, "Be Charitable"- it's an NGO which is providing education, life lessons to less privileged and working on breaking stereotypes from society.

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