Although one might think the buzzing city of Colombo caters only to those travelling on business, these amazing nature parks and attractions around Colombo might prove you wrong. If you are visiting Colombo, be it on a vacation or even a business tour, a stroll down these verdant natural parks might offer you that break you need.
Unarguably one of the most astounding revamps found a few minutes away from Colombo, the Diyatha Uyana has been constructed on marshy lands that sit on the banks of the Diyawanna Oya. Take a stroll down the carefully manicured verdant shrubs-lined pathways snaking through the park. You can also enjoy the delicious food at the open food court whilst catching a glimpse or two of the small aquarium.
National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka
Popularly known as the Colombo Zoo or Dehiwala Zoo, this famous attraction is found close to many a Colombo city hotel. Established in 1936, the zoological gardens are host to numerous species of birds and animals including species endemic to Sri Lanka. If you are located in city accommodation options such as Colombo Court Hotel & Spa, it will take less than 30 minutes for you to arrive at the zoo.
If a serene time-out is what you are looking for, visit the Beira Lake found smack dab in the middle of prominent business institutions in Colombo. Presently occupying about 65 hectares, the lake offers a quiet and laidback getaway and has a Buddhist temple built on its waters.
Formerly known as Victoria Park, the Viharamahadevi Park is a popular park that attracts many locals and tourists alike. Found next to the National Museum of Colombo, the park also features many fun activities for children.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.