Negombo. Boats berthed at the lagoon mooring on a Sunday.
Negombo. Boats berthed at the lagoon mooring on a Sunday.

Negombo cycle tour exploring the social and cultural things in Negombo. Cycle tour in Negombo is exploring colonial heritance and local fishermen way of living. Cycling tour in Negombo is amazing unique experience and exploring about the Negombo Fishing village and customs.

This expanding town is a historically interesting place strongly influenced by the Catholic Church and is often referred to as “Little Rome’. The lagoon at Negombo is famous for its harvest of lobsters, crabs and prawns. Fish auctions regularly take place on the beach and are definitely worth a look, as are the many canals which meander through the area.

Negombo has a chequered and colorful past in that the Dutch, the Portuguese and the British all laid claim to it at different times. The town has several buildings dating back to the Dutch and Portuguese Colonial days. The Dutch captured the town from the Portuguese in 1640, lost it again in the same year, and then re-captured it again in 1644. The British then took it from them in 1796 without a struggle. Evidence of their occupation can be seen in the colonial-style architecture of many of the buildings in Negombo. During the Dutch era, Negombo was also one of the most important sources of the much-coveted and highly profitable cinnamon.

Colombo : Negombo located 45km away from the Colombo and it is a 1-hour drive.
Airport: 12km away from the Airport

Day time temperature 31°C – 36 °C

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