DUTCH CANAL, COLOMBO, NEGOMBO

World Sri Lanka Western Province Negombo Dutch Canal, Colombo
3.0 ( 1 )
Rate this destination

Negombo is the fourth largest city in Sri Lanka and has the only International airport of the country. It can be termed as little Rome of Sri Lanka as umpteen canals pass through this city attracting hordes. The Dutch canal, that connects Kelani river of Colombo to Puttalan lagoon, was started by Portuguese and completed by Dutch. It is one of the important sightseeing places of Negombo. In the 18th century, Dutch started building a number of canals and the Dutch canal was built in order to drain out the salt waters of rice fields and it was a major transportation in their times. Later, after the seizure of Negombo by British, Hamilton canal was built which ran parallel to the Dutch canal for 14.5 kilometres and both are linked with parallel water ways to deplete the waters of Muturajawela. Today, the Dutch canal is also known as Hamilton canal and serves as a major tourist spot entertaining travellers offering boat rides. 

THINGS TO KNOW

Category
Scenic, Lake
Languages
Sinhala, Tamil and English
Altitude
9m
Best time to visit
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Nearby railway stations
Nearby Airports
Western Province Dutch Canal, Colombo

TRAVEL TIPS (0) Recent

Write a travel tip
POST
Be the first to give a tip or leave a comment
Get Routes
travel guide
places to see
Between 0 to 100 kms
All Categories
Adventure
Hills
Jungle
Beaches
Art & History
Religious
Sort by

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

places to see
Chandertaal to Surajtaal Trek
 Lahaul & Spiti, HP
From  ₹ 33500 7 Days
places to see
From  ₹ 27000 5 Days
Few Seats Left!
places to see
From  ₹ 1290 1 Day
places to see
From  ₹ 6900 3 Days
places to see
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
 Annapurna Region
From  ₹ 31900 15 Days
places to see
From  ₹ 5000 1 Day
places to see
From  ₹ 5250 3 Days