Park & Garden

Viharamahadevi Park Colombo

Viharamahadevi Park Colombo


විහාරමහාදේවී උයන

விஹாரமாதேவி பூங்கா -கொழும்பு

Colombo » Cinnamon Gardens (Colombo 07) / කුරුඳු වත්ත / கறுவாத் தோட்டம்

In front of the Town hall building and next to the National museum of Colombo, the oldest park Viharamahadevi is located. Within the busy roads of Cinnamon gardens, Colombo 7 the tranquil urban park is situated.The Park was built on a donated land during the British reign and the park was named as Victoria Park. After 1958 the park was renamed as Viharamahadevi Park in order to honour the Queen Viharamahadevi, mother of the great King Dutugemunu. Sri Lanka’s large scale public park, Viharamahadevi was maintained by Colombo Municipal Council. The Park itself contain a large seated Buddha statue, water fountains, playing area for children and a mini zoo. The park is venue for man public concerts and programmes.The Viharamahadevi is filled with many visitors during the spring season of the Island. The park is so greeny and filled with peaceful surrounding for relaxation. 

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Galle face green

Galle face green


ගාලු මුවදොර

காலி முகத்திடல்

Colombo » Galle Face Colombo

The Galle Face Green today stands as a symbol of leisure. It is situated in Colombo District Sri Lanka. In 1859 Galle Face is laid out by the British governor Sir Henry George Ward. Galle Face Green is a park separating the excited life of Colombo and the Indian Ocean. The Galle Face green is the city’s largest open space and a popular spot during sunset. When hundreds of children in a day come to fly kites, eat ice cream, play cricket and spend their valuable time. The Galle face green was also used for host games of golf and horse racing 100 years ago.Along the sea is a string of shops, each offering Sri Lankan variety of street food from crab and prawn vadais, sea foods are very famous among Sri Lankan people and foreigners too. People packaged food items and different varieties of spicy fruit pickle to delicious dishes. In addition, there are sellers who sell kites, balloons, toys and other items for children.The park is most popular among tourists, teenagers and school kids for relaxing mind. When walked along the sea one evening, just as the sun was push itself behind the clouds over the ocean. One of the great things about Sri Lanka is being so close up to the equator. So anyway when you are visiting Colombo, you must make sure to head to Galle Face Green at around 6:30pm. Still, the wide view of the ocean, the harbour lift up at night and the sky changing glorious colours at sunset make charm. If you get lucky, you’ll enjoy a spectacular sunset and awesome sight as the city turns a strange, deep shade of crimson.

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Royal Botanical Gardens

Royal Botanical Gardens


පේරාදෙණිය උද්භිද උද්‍යානය (පේරාදෙණිය මල් වත්ත)

பேராதெனிய தாவரவியல் பூங்கா

Kandy » Peradeniya

This is situated in Peradeniya in the shrubs of Kandy in the direction of Colombo. The garden has the reputation of being the location of two royal places and of being the pleasure garden of queens. Flowing down the central hills, the Mahaveli river skirts a section of its boundary giving it the shape of a house shoe in the 64 hectares here, are over 3000 pieces, some of these having been introduced from abroad by the British.Peradeniya is believed to take its familiar name from Sinhalese names Pera (guava) and Deniya (a plain). The name also reveals, although Guava is not indigenous to Sri Lanka, introduction of the fruit to the island and cultivation had occurred even prior to the era of British Colonialists in Ceylon. The history of the park wouldn't take a backseat to its geography, terrain or vegetation. Conceived initially in 1371 as the Queen's delight garden, it was developed by King Kirti Sri Rajasinhe (1747-1778) where royal guests were entertained. It was changed into Botanical Gardens in 1821, by the British during the deputy governorship of General Sir Edward Barnes, 6 years after fall of the last King of Sri Lanka.The geographical position of the garden favours the raising of a variety of foliage. There is a spectacular avenue of palm tree, orchid and double coconut tress also the famous javafig tree (an umbrella tree) along with plants which blossom perennially. Peradeniya is a university town. The annual intake of this campus is around 5000 students.

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Diyatha Uyana

Diyatha Uyana


දියත උයන

தியத உயன

Colombo » Battaramulla

Situated near Diwanna Lake close to Waters Edge Hotel, Battaramulla. The most attractive item is the illuminated walk away and the greenery around. Ideal place for walking and relaxation, day time boat rides available. Ample parking available and weekend flower & plant sale at this place.

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