Viharamahadevi Park
Viharamahadevi Park
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7:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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You Only Live Once
High Wycombe, UK567 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Our guide was incredibly proud to show us this park and on first impressions, it did indeed look very pleasant - well manicured, peaceful and clean. However, our trip came to an abrupt end when we casually went led to the elephants, being kept in a little wooded glade in the park. Granted they were in the shade, and admittedly they appeared to have a mountain of food provided for them BUT they were both SHACKLED by one leg!!! I appreciate that this may be a cultural thing, but my animal loving conscience will rest better knowing that I told my guide I was leaving immediately! Regardless of their intended purpose, or the fact that according to the guide they are released at 6pm each evening (yeah right!), elephants are not in their natural habitat - and therefore can’t be truly happy - when they are expected to stand still all day in the centre of the city!!!! I wouldn’t recommend or go back to this place, regardless of how pretty the park is.
Written January 30, 2024
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Mel S
Bristol, UK31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Nice place if you want some quiet reflection. Full of dating couples so romance in the air. Very well maintained park. Easy to park as well
Written January 25, 2024
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,301 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This park is a public park in the Cinnamon Gardens in Horton Place Colombo. It is in front of the Town Hall. It was built in the British time and is the oldest and largest park in Colombo
Written August 23, 2023
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Jane M
Galle, Sri Lanka6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
It was a pleasure to stroll around the park after a hectic day of sightseeing. Interesting history, originally named after Queen Victoria. Home to Australian and British soldiers in WW2 and renovated after Independence. Good views of the Town Hall which resembles the Capital Building in Washington DC.
Written March 5, 2023
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Pradeep srilanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
This is an ideal place to relax your free time. When you enter the park you can see the image of lord Buddha and the image will make your inner peace.
Even at the hot midday you never feel the sun under the shady trees of the park.
Written May 8, 2022
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Michael Morris
Palma de Mallorca, Spain37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
The park is free to enter and the main entrance is opposite the new parliament building. Here you will find the big golden Buddha statue surrounded by palms and trees. The setting is peaceful and pleasant. Walking through the park is made easy with numerous pathways to follow. Towards the back of the park is an outdoor workout space and a few horses which can be photographed. There are no restroom or restaurant facilities available, so plan accordingly!
Written November 19, 2021
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Tashen.G
Wattala, Sri Lanka4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Viharamahadevi Park is a public park located in Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo, situated in front of the colonial-era Town Hall in Sri Lanka. It was built by the British colonial administration and is the oldest and largest park of Colombo. The park was originally named "Victoria Park" after Queen Victoria but was renamed after Queen Viharamahadevi, the mother of King Dutugamunu on July 18, 1958.
Written May 19, 2021
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina65,041 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We took a walk through the park on a hot humid day, and had a drink at the restaurant in the centre of the park. There is a play area for kids, exercise equipment, and a dedicated bike lane.
Written May 11, 2020
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Bhaskar_10
New Delhi, India2,854 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Visited on 22/February/2020

Entry Free

Centrally located this park is suitable for stroll in morning or evening. Walking tracks and benches for resting are available in the park. The entry is adorned by a golden statue of Lord Buddha.

Nothing unique, you may decide to visit this park if visiting any nearby area.
Written April 27, 2020
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Yogesh N
Bengaluru, India38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Lot of open space, can spend good time specially in the evenings. I was told by the security that there was a cinnamon garden too, but could not visit.
Written March 15, 2020
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