Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo

4.2
#3 of 6 in Parks in Colombo
Stroll through Viharamahadevi Park, the oldest and largest park in Colombo. Lush and well-maintained plant life, such as tall trees and colorful flowers, surround the pathways and benches. Walk over the lake's suspension bridge and visit the war memorial, paying tribute to Sri Lankan and European soldiers who died in both world wars. Kids love the extensive play area featuring a massive playhouse, swings, slides, and mini hills. Pick up some cotton candy as you walk over to the small but rewarding aquarium. Use our Colombo vacation planner to add Viharamahadevi Park and other attractions to your Colombo vacation plans.
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  • August 10, 2017
    It is a wonderful place to visit any time of the day, especially in the night to have cool evening with breeze and beautiful view of lights around you.  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    A Columbus parks more tidy, with several benches to sit and observe the movement of the sites. A huge statue of Buddha guard one of the entries. You can pass one or 2 hours there fleeing the Sun or watching the time pass.
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  • July 24, 2017
    This place is ideal for relaxing or letting your kids run around. There are ample of parking spaces around the park too.Better bring your own food as there are very few food outlets nearby.  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    A well structured urban park situated in the heart of Colombo. Also it's a great option to have a good jog in the evenings after work and on weekend mornings. There are garden fitness equipment too. It's mostly populated by youngsters hanging out with their friends and partners.
  • June 13, 2017
    Good place to hang out with your friends and loved ones. Well nothing too extraordinary. Just good place to chill out and spend some free time to relax.
  • May 31, 2017
    Great park for all ages. Good stop and sit to have lunch or a snack on a beautiful sunny day. This park has lots of tourists from all walks of life, every where in the world. Great park for photos and videos. Overall awesome park for everyone
  • July 8, 2017
    Very good place hangout with you girlfriend/boyfriend! Lunch available. Snacks available. No fooling around cause police people are there all the time.
  • June 10, 2017
    Very nice place. It is good for relaxing. You can enjoy with your family from there

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