Pettah Floating Market

Currently Open
  • Address: W E Bastian Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Market, Family And Kids

Pettah Floating Market - Review

A lot of hype went into the construction and opening of this market. It was kind of worth it. There idea behind this market was two-fold. One, to create a tourist interest. And two, to relocate the unlicensed vendors congesting up the area around Pettah. As a result you have about 92 trade stores selling everything from shoes, clothes, electronics, appliances, cheap jewellery, fruits and veggies and so on. There is also an excellent food court. In the weekends, you can rent a boat to take out into the water. It is a very tastefully decorated and intelligently designed space, welcoming and lively, always decorated with flowers, the promenade lined with trees and benches. It may be one of the best hangouts in the city.

Which is why it is unfortunate that thanks to the close proximity of the Beira lake, you can't get away from the terrible spell of pollution of algae. All the locals have learnt to tolerate it. You shall too.

Pettah Floating Market Hours

  • Even though the market area is always accessible, the shops do close on their own schedule. You're unlikely to have anything to do here late at night.

How To reach Pettah Floating Market by Public Transport

  • Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to here.
  • Drive or walk to here.

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TripHobo Highlights for Pettah Floating Market

  • Pettah Floating Market Address: W E Bastian Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Pettah Floating Market Timing: 24-hrs
  • Pettah Floating Market Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Pettah Floating Market(preferred time): 01:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Pettah Floating Market: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Pettah Floating Market

  • 18.4% of people who visit Colombo include Pettah Floating Market in their plan

  • 38.51% of people start their Pettah Floating Market visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Pettah Floating Market

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

89.12% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pettah Floating Market

People normally club together Sambodhi Chaithya and Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil while planning their visit to Pettah Floating Market.

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

Pettah Floating Market Trips

Pettah Floating Market, Colombo Reviews

  • Good place for a casual hangout. There are cheap food stalls everywhere. A boat service is available but its not very interesting. Benches are available for couples. Beware of crows and thieves. There's a secluded place where couples regularly visit but be cautious. There's a man who chase couples off. :D Very colourful at night!

  • It's a very good place to hangout with your loved ones.. but this is not the place for shopping, cause the shopping stalls doesn't offer the best deals if you want to shopping pettah market is a good place.. and also other than two or three food stalls others are not good for have a dine. But this is a good place for go for a visit

  • Decent place for a romantic evening. Based near Pettah railway station and Pettah main bus stand. Good place to visit, maybe even dining (there are several places with good quality food) till your mean of travel arrives. Benches with umbrella are there for relaxing. Floating market is a tourist attraction and a space saving idea for markets.

  • Its a place filled with freedom in the city of rat race. Theres a cafeteria where you can find some quality food at a cheap price. There are some fancy shops etc. Around the lake. A clear unobstructed view of the Lotus Tower can be seen from the floating market. And don't forget to have a selfie with the lotus tower standing at the middle of this floating market with your pals

  • This floating market was good long ago. Now most of the shops are closed and no crowd inside. The lake not clean even municipality never try to clean-this place.

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