Pettah Floating Market

3.71015 Votes Currently Open
  • Address: W E Bastian Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Market, Family And Kids

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

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

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  • Pettah Floating Market Address: W E Bastian Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Pettah Floating Market Timing: 24-hrs
  • 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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  • 16.06% 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

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