Colombo is a city with many iconic monuments and architectural structures. One such structure that stands proudly in the city is the Independent Square. Located in Cinnamon Gardens, the area is truly magnificent.
Colombo is an area that is quite nice to drive around and explore, there are tour operators offering Colombo city tours which takes tourist around Colombo showing some of the main attractions on a double decker bus. However if you prefer your own timing, privacy and convenience there are several other options and you can not only limit yourself to Colombo but explore some of the other parts of the island as well. One of the best options for this would be Car Hire. Sri Lanka has many places of interest to visit and, hiring a car to travel these distances would ensure high convenience. Online Rent Car is a highly recommended option by most tourists because of the convenience in booking and the excellent service it provides.
The Independence Square located in Colombo was built in commemoration of the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule. The construction was completed in 1953 and opened by the then and first prime minister of Sri Lanka, Hon. Don Stephen Senanayake. The design is based on the “Magul Maduwa” the celebration hall of the Kandyan Kingdom, the last native kingdom of Sri Lanka. Most Independence Day celebrations take place at this venue and the current president of the country too was sworn in at this venue. At the head of the monument will you find a statue of the first prime minister of Sri Lanka, regarded as the father of the nation, Hon. Don Stephen Senanayake. There are several artistic details involved in the pillars and the stone lions around the monument. The area around the square has today been converted into a public recreational facility where people gather around in the evenings to enjoy a walk or engage in other fitness activities while kids play around on the grass. This is one of the significant landmarks of Colombo worth paying a visit to.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.