Crescat Boulevard

Colombo

Copyright: Blend Images/Shutterstock.com

Crescat Boulevard

Adjacent to Cinnamon Grand Hotel, this shopping centre features several floors of shops and exclusive boutiques linked by escalators selling everything from books, clothing, and records to a place where you can buy tea from the Mlesna Tea Centre. In the basement, there’s a supermarket and a large bustling food court.

Shopping

Modern air-conditioned malls are found adjacent to top-end hotels or in the same vicinity, and they are perfect for souvenirs such as traditional masks, batik, gems, and presentation packs of the famous Ceylon tea. For a more authentic shopping experience, visit the Pettah area and immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of a busy Asian city. Anything and everything is on sale here, and haggling is well expected.