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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52.72% of people who visit Colombo include Fort in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
29.22% of people start their Fort visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Fort
92.37% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort