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Colombo Car Rentals & Travel Guide

Located on the western coast of Sri Lanka, the city of Colombo blends traditional old-world feel with modern luxury, making it a fabulous tourist destination. Whether you are motoring downtown in a Colombo car rental to view the diverse architecture or dipping your feet into the Indian Ocean at one of the beaches, Colombo is an ideal vacation setting.

Driving in and around Colombo

It's essential to rent a car in Colombo, Sri Lanka, as the city center is 35 miles south of Bandaranaike International Airport, and you'll want to be free to make your own architectural tour of Colombo. A drive through Colombo is a drive through the history of Sri Lanka, as every country that ever colonized the island can be seen through their influence on the buildings. The Colombo Fort was built by the Portuguese, and the Colombo Dutch Museum highlights the Dutch era, while buildings such as the Presidential Secretariat and the Prime Minister's Office have a British feel. All of these and more can be found close to your hotel in Colombo. Colombo also has a modern World Trade Centre and several native landmarks, such as the Murugu Hindu Temple. If you're in the mood for a road trip, head inland into Kandy—where Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was filmed—or to Ratnapura to gaze at that city's majestic waterfalls. You can also drive down the coast to Galle and tour the Galle fort.

Exploring Colombo

No matter what time of the year you visit, you'll likely find a festival going on. The biggest ones are Buddha's birthday celebration in May and the Sinhala and Hindu Aluth Awurudda' celebration of the Hindu New Year in April. You can also enjoy native seafood and curry dishes in Colombo restaurants or take in a cricket match at the Colombo Cricket Club. Look for mobile exclusive deals on the Travelocity app to find cheap flights to Colombo, and book car rentals in Colombo today.

Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on Colombo car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in Colombo, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.