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 Opening and Closing 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

  • 69.25% of people who visit Colombo include Pettah Floating Market in their plan

  • 34.58% 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, Saturday and Sunday

92.46% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pettah Floating Market

People normally club together Dutch Period Museum and Sambodhi Chaithya while planning their visit to Pettah Floating Market.

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Pettah Floating Market, Colombo Reviews

  • 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.

  • An okay place to hangout and grab some quick food. I've been there few times and didn't really buy anything from the shops. But if you're interested in replica products at Bargain prices, this spot is for you. And girls, I recommend not to visit alone. Guys, watch out for beggars and scams!

  • You can find anything whatever you want here. Things are much cheaper. But you need to know which has the best quality.

  • Peaceful & Calm & place in a busy city with shopping stoles & lot of food stole too. Many achcharu shops can be seen around , however the quality those looking nice ;). Bette if they can consider much about Cleanliness anyway. Cause feel bad smell sometimes.

  • Ideal place to shop.. Peaceful but what a surrounding stagnant water smell like concept is good would be better if they clean daily

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