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Frequented by tourists from all over, Colombo is one destination that has a lot of things in its store. And booking tickets with IndiGo provides travellers with a chance to book tickets to Colombo at the lowest fares. So, book an international flight to Colombo with IndiGo to enjoy amazing offers and crazy deals. 

What is Colombo famous for?

The bustling capital city of Sri Lanka, Colombo is now deemed as an idyllic holiday destination. It has an endless number of things to offer to solo travellers, kids and adults alike. Fringed with coconut trees, the beaches in Colombo offer picturesque views of the turquoise blue water and the tropical breeze blowing here simply adds to the experience. 

Besides, the historical monuments and museums in Colombo have such praiseworthy features that tourists cannot take their eyes off of them. Colombo is a place where tourists can find the juxtaposition of different cultures. Some of the tourist attractions in Colombo that travellers must visit are Beira Lake, the National Museum of Colombo, Gangaramaya Temple and Attidiya Bird Sanctuary. To top it all, the amazing shopping experience that tourists have while exploring the local markets of Colombo gives a perfect closure to a trip to Colombo.

Things to do in Colombo

  • Visit Gangaramaya Temple: The Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo is a Buddhist temple that offers charming views of Lake Beira. The significance of the temple is such that tourists from all over visit the temple to seek spiritual blessings. The temple is built according to Thai, Chinese, and Indian architectural styles.
  • Explore the beauty of Viharamahadevi Park: The park was named after Queen Viharamahadevi and is famous for being the largest park in Colombo. The Viharamahadevi Park is decorated with waterfalls, a garden, a zoo and a lot more. This park is visited by kids and adults alike and is appealing in all senses.
  • Get to know about the history of Colombo: The National Museum of Colombo is a must-visit for all the history buffs and brings immense pride to Colombo. The museum was constructed in 1877 and has a great collection from the Kandyan dynasty. Moreover, an endless number of ancient artefacts is what travellers can find at the National Museum of Colombo.
  • Marvel at the beauty of Colombo Lotus Tower: The Colombo Lotus Tower is about 350 metres tall and the top of the tower has a structure similar to the lotus flower. The tower is home to a number of restaurants, shopping centres and banquet halls.

Best time to visit Colombo

The picturesque city of Colombo has tourists during all times of the year. However, the ideal time to visit Colombo is January to March. If you are one of those who wish to visit Colombo when the place is less crowded, then make sure to visit Colombo from June to September. 

International flights to Colombo from India

  • Chennai to Colombo flight: IndiGo offers a direct flight from Chennai to Colombo at a very affordable fare. The time taken by IndiGo flights to traverse the distance between Chennai and Colombo is 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • Bengaluru to Colombo flight: There is a connecting flight from Bangalore to Colombo. The non-stop flight takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to arrive at Colombo airport.
  • Delhi to Colombo flight: At present, there’s no direct flight that is operational on the Delhi to Colombo route. And the minimum time that the connecting flight from Delhi to Colombo takes is 7 hours and 45 minutes.
  • Mumbai to Colombo flight: The connecting flight from Mumbai to Colombo has a layover at the Chennai airport and takes a total of 6 hours and 55 minutes to arrive at the Colombo airport.
  • Kolkata to Colombo flight: There are a number of connecting flights that run on the Kolkata to Colombo route and it takes at least 6 hours and 45 minutes for the IndiGo flight to traverse the aerial distance between the two destinations.

List of International flights to/from Colombo

Benefits of booking international flights to Sri Lanka with IndiGo

  • Family & Friends Discount: Travelling with IndiGo flights get an additional discount on the base fare. 
  • IndiGo’s Gift Voucher: With IndiGo’s Gift Voucher, you can now gift tickets to your loved ones and even split the same voucher across multiple trips. However, the validity of the gift period is only 90 days.
  • Offers delayed and lost baggage protection: The delayed and lost baggage protection add-on ensures that IndiGo takes responsibility in case the check-in bag gets delayed or lost. 

About Colombo airport

  1. Bandaranaike International Airport: Also known as Katunayake Airport, the Bandaranaike International Airport is equipped with 3 terminals and one cargo terminal.
    • Airport Address: Canada Friendship Rd, Katunayake 11450, Sri Lanka
    • Code: CMB
  1. Ratmalana International Airport: The Ratmalana International Airport is for domestic purposes only.
    • Airport Address: New Airport Rd, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
    • Code: RML

Important points to remember while travelling to Colombo

  • Flight booking- Book your flights from India to Colombo in advance to get lower airfare
  • Leave for the airport early- It is best to reach the airport at least three hours in advance to catch your flight on time
  • Baggage allowance - Make sure to check with IndiGo for the baggage allowance for international destinations
  • Visa and immigration- Sri Lanka visa is required to visit Colombo. To apply for a Sri Lanka visa online, you need to visit the official website. Sri Lanka also has visa on arrival for Indian nationals, you must get eTA prior departure and you will receive the visa once your arrive
  • Flight connection- If you have connecting flights, make sure to check your flight timings and duration of layover/s

FAQs about flights to Colombo

Can I get a direct flight from Chennai to Colombo?

Yes, there’s a direct flight that runs on the Chennai to Colombo route.

What is the travel time for the direct IndiGo flight to traverse the distance between Chennai and Colombo?

The total time taken to traverse the distance between Chennai and Colombo is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

How many terminals are there at the Colombo airport?

There are 3 terminals at the Colombo airport.

Can I find a pharmacy at the Colombo airport?

Yes, you can find a pharmacy at the Colombo airport.

Can I find a post office at the Colombo airport?

Yes, the facility of a post office is available at the Colombo airport.

Can I get a parking facility at the Colombo airport?

Yes, a parking facility is available at the Colombo airport.

Can I find a jewellery shop at the Colombo airport?

Yes, you can find a jewellery shop at the Colombo airport.

What will be the charges for carrying a golf kit in the check-in bag?

For the carrying of the golf kit, a handling fee of INR 1000 shall be applicable.

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