In the suburb of Pettah a part of the Colombo city in Sri Lana is a big market named Pettah Market.
The Fort Railway Station is in the middle of the Pettah Market area so if you can use the train to go to the Pettah Market in Colombo.
Otherwise in the Pettah area are many cheap and expensive hotels.
When you go to the market area you will take many times if you want to see everything. If you stay for 2 days in this area you have not enough time to see all the shops.
Entrance Pettah Market.
The main entrance to Pettah Market is the Khan Clock Tower in the middle of a roundabout. The market is sometimes very crowded. If you don’t like crowded area you should avoid the market in the evening. The most of the dealers are Muslims therefore all prices four non Muslims are 200-300% more! You have to drive a hard bargain! All branded articles are fakes! You can buy everything at the Pettah Market! Watches and jewelry, shoes, bags, suitcases, clothes, cell phones, toys, electronics, souvenirs, spices like turmeric, coriander nutmeg or black cumin, etc. You get all the spices for a delicious Sri Lankan curry to cook.
The quality of the imitations is not good to very bad. Especially the fake watches and suitcases are very bad. You have to very carefully check what you are buying.