Escorted Rail Tours to Colombo
The capital of Sri Lanka
As Sri Lanka's largest city, largest port and capital, Colombo is a frenetic hive of major activity.
Much of Colombo's history centres around its large natural harbour, which was known to most trading nations of the ancient world. It was later settled by a Moorish community in about the 8th century AD. When the Portuguese arrived in 1505, they gained control of the port - and it was from here that they were able to capture both the city of Colombo and much of the western coastline.