Colombo, the most famous city of Srilanka and the capital city is not only a place for great tourist attractions but also a good place to commence your trip to other parts of Srilanka. Besides the sightseeing attractions, Colombo is also a great place for shopping. Handicrafts can be shopped in the government-run Laksala. Here you could find all kinds of traditional Sri Lankan crafts, batik and wood carving. Handloom fabrics are also very popular. Soft toys, textiles-covered notebooks, lampshades and albums can all be purchased here. Besides these, Gems and Jewellery can also be purchased here from gem dealers and jewelers along Galle Rd and RA de Mel Mawatha, and in Sea St, Pettah. Colombo also promises you some of the best hotels and resorts to stay in comfort and luxury. The exotic restaurants, the traditional cuisine predominantly seafood and the beautiful tourist destinations at every bend make Colombo a place worth visiting.