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Mt Lavinia

Mount Lavinia (Mt. Lavinia) is well-known for its beach and the Mt. Lavinia Hotel. The hotel is linked with a love story set during the British colonial period. Mount Lavinia beach is located just outside the municipal limits of Colombo City. There are several beachside restaurants, bars, taverns, and lounges where you can buy a drink or a snack.

The lovely stretch of fine wide sandy beach is also a popular destination for school field excursions, picnics, and photoshoots. On weekends and holidays, the beach may be crowded with families, as well as partygoers, particularly on Saturday evenings.

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Nearby Attractions

  • Attidiya Bird Sanctuary

Some of the rarer birds to be observed are the Indian Shag, Wide Winged Purple Heron, Blue Breasted Banded Tail, Ruddy Crake, Spot Billed Pelican, Purple Coot, White Ibis, Painted Stork and the elusive Glossy Ibis.

Distance: 6 Km

  • Colombo City

Colombo is Sri Lanka’s main metropolis and commercial center. Beautiful colonial architectural evidence can be observed throughout the city center. Beaches, foreign fusion restaurants, casinos, nightclubs, retail malls, and historical temples, churches, and Hindu temples are all found here.

Distance: 8 Km

  • Colombo National Museum:

This is a massive, all-encompassing history museum housed in a superb Italian architectural building that was publicly declared in 1877.

Distance: 7 Km

  • Hindu Temple

Manikka Vinayagar Kovil was built 150 years ago. It is a beautiful Hindu temple, recently renovated. The shrine is distinguished by a lofty entrance tower adorned with several sculptures of the gods representing the celestial homes of the gods.

Distance: 5 Km

The most popular nearby attraction: Attidiya Bird Sanctuary (6 Km)


within 10 Km

Star Classified Hotels- Yes

Boutique Hotels- Yes

Resorts- No

International Chain Hotels- No

Ayurvedic Hotels- Yes

Villas- Yes

Eco Hotels- No

Camping- No

Unclassified Hotels- Yes

* You might still find preferred accommodation in nearby cities.


CMB Airport- 42 Km (travel time: 1hrs)

Colombo City- 15 Km (travel time: 40min)

Sigiriya Rock Fortress- 187 Km (travel time: 3hrs 50min)

Anuradhapura Ancient City- 213 Km (travel time: 4hrs 20min)

Polonnaruwa Ancient City- 226 Km (travel time: 4hrs 50min)

Kandy City- 134 Km (travel time: 3hrs 15min)

Galle Dutch Fort- 115 Km (travel time: 2hrs)

* The time and distance are only given to give you an idea. There are stopovers between the two locations. The cities listed above are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.

Best Time

November to March


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