Viharamahadevi Park

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Viharamahadevi Park information

Lonely Planet review

Colombo’s biggest park was originally called Victoria Park but was renamed in the 1950s after the mother of King Dutugemunu. It’s notable for its superb flowering trees, which bloom in March, April and early May. Working elephants sometimes spend the night in the park, chomping on palm branches.