The attractive Viharamahadevi Park is one of Colombo’s foremost leisure destinations offering a delightful environment in which to spend free time. Many couples as well as families frequent the park as it presents a splendid location in which to relax and let the cares of the everyday existence melt away. If you desire outstanding apartments in Colombo that offer easy access to this park and the city’s other attractions an excellent choice would be the soon to be completed Shangri-La One Galle Face. These quality apartments will offer luxury and elegance with a host of modern amenities.
Viharamahadevi Park has the distinction of being the largest and oldest park in the city and derives its name from one of Sri Lanka’s most renowned queens, the mother of the national hero King Dutugemunu. The former name of the park was Victoria Park in honour of Queen Victoria of the colonial ruler Great Britain.
Viharamahadevi Park is an appealing and well-maintained park with many attractive features. You will find beautifully laid out pathways, many lined by lush, evenly trimmed grass and picturesque palm trees. Visitors will also notice many towering old trees that add a mysterious air to the park. If you desire to take a rest you will see that there are numerous appealing spaces scattered around the park where you can seat yourself.
At Viharamahadevi Park you will also see a scenic lake which is spanned by a wobbly suspension bridge. Children often have fun by climbing onto the bridge and looking down at the other visitors below. There is also an enjoyable playground for the kids, with features such as paved pathways, little hills, tunnels, swings, slides, a plastic playhouse and many other attractions.
Visitors will have the opportunity to indulge in many tasty snacks sold by numerous vendors in the environs of the park. A well-known attraction in the vicinity of the park is the War Memorial which stands in memory of the soldiers who lost their lives in the World Wars.
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