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  • Address: Lake Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Tags: Landmark, View Point, Entertainment, Shopping Center, Family And Kids, Fort

During the European era Fort was indeed a fort, surrounded by the sea on two sides and a moat on the landward sides. Today it’s a curious mix of brash modern structures, such as the World Trade Center, and venerable red-brick institutions from the Colonial-era, such as Cargills and Millers. The security presence is heavy here, curtailing vehicle access and some pedestrian access. A good landmark in Fort is the clock tower at the junction of Chatham St and Janadhipathi Mawatha which was originally a lighthouse.

It is one of the popular hangouts of the city and is a great place to splurge shop and eat in the evenings. Many landmarks of the city are located in and around the fort making it a tourist’s nucleus.

How to Reach Fort

  • You can take the cool kangaroo radio cab, the ace cab or rent a taxi service. The cheapest and easiest way is to hire the tuk-tuk.

  • Colombo fort cafe- Mac n cheese

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  • Fort Address: Lake Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Fort Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Fort(preferred time): 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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  • 50.87% of people who visit Colombo include Fort in their plan

  • 29.22% of people start their Fort visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Fort

Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

92.37% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort

People normally club together Dutch Period Museum and Old City Hall while planning their visit to Fort.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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