Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, offers a great, high-energy contrast to Ishq’s serene setting and manicured gardens. Colombo’s origins date back to the 16th century, and its port serves as an important harbour in Asia, due to its strategic location in the Indian Ocean. The city’s ageing colonial-era buildings combine wonderfully with the rapidly increasing shiny-new high rises.
The villa is centrally located in a quiet neighbourhood, offering easy access to the city’s upscale restaurants, lively bars, healthy food cafes, excellent contemporary art galleries, and shopping centres. Within a 5-kilometer radius of the villa are ancient temples, museums, a golf course, the bustling fort, and the vibrant Pettah bazaar. One of the most enjoyable ways to discover this city is on foot, either by yourself, or with a knowledgeable guide.
Ishq Colombo is a 40-minute drive (35km) from the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and a 1.5-hour drive (120km) from the historic port city of Galle.