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Timings : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Entry Fee : Children - LKR 550 - 3400, Adult - LKR 650 - 3500

Guruge Park, Sri Lanka, Negombo Overview

Guruge Park is the first theme park in the country that not only has fun and exciting rides but also depicts the rich history of the country that dates back to 547 B.C. This park also has unlimited amusement rides, indoor games and a big water park. The Guruge park is open 365 days a year.

The park is famous for its many attractions, especially the Mayan water park which is an international standard water park. The Guruge Park has a Jurassic Park section where one can go on an epic adventure and step right into the lost world of the dinosaurs. There are exact replicas of Velociraptors, Tyrannosaurus, Alamosaurus and much more with realistic light and sound effects making the dinosaurs come to life.

Mayan Water Park has its gorgeous light shows that mesmerize the audience. The guests can enjoy the several water activities and be awed by the beautiful architecture of the water park, with colourful lights, beautiful flora and playful fountains. The park even has a reconstruction of an ancient Sri Lankan village that houses several antique hunting tools.

The Gem Museum inside the park houses several ancient gems and coins from the time of the Kings. It also has several statues, ancient artifacts, and collectables. People can get up close and personal with the things that they usually see in books, newspapers or television. The museum is a great historical and cultural asset for Sri Lanka.

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Rides at Guruge Park

Guruge Park is full of entertaining activities that make sure that people from every age group stay entertained throughout the tour. Jurassic Park is one of the main attractions. Favourite rides include the Giant wheel, Sky Train, Bumper Cars, Flying Chair, Coffee Cup and many more. The park even has an Aircraft Ride. Children and Adults like to enjoy the Boat Ride and can even get their paddleboat. The children can also go on rides on Horses and ponies in the park.

The park has its own Game Center. Other rides offered by the park include The Columbus Ship, Space Ring, Saradiel Train, and the King’s Tower which is also the highest point of the park. The park has a Kid’s amusement area equipped with merry-go-rounds, swings, slides, seesaws and a Ferris wheel. People can also go on an adventurous train ride across the park.

Things To Do at Guruge Park

The park offers a Disco dance area for people of all age groups. People can even visit the Gem museum inside the park. The park has a replica of Sri Lanka’s highest mountain peak, Sri Pada, that is famous for the ‘sacred footprint’ which is a rock formation that resembles a giant footprint. It is believed to be Buddha’s footprint for the Buddhist population. Hindus take it to be Shiva’s footprint, and Christians and Muslims consider it to be Adam’s footprint.

At Guruge Park, you can also experience visiting Mihintale, a holy place for Sri Lankan Buddhists. The park has a replica of the site. The park also has life-like statues of national heroes that fought for independence. People are allowed to take pictures with these statues. The park also has a Paintball area for people to enjoy the fun activity. Guests are provided with a paint gun and proper armour to defend themselves and play against their friends and family in teams. The park also has a Royal Hall for big parties and functions.

Local food at Guruge Park

After going on the fun rides in the park, you can visit the famous Niwala restaurant in the park. It is the most popular dining place in the park and is known for its excellent food and hospitality. The restaurant offers both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian options for its guests. The restaurant is also known for buying the freshest vegetables and produce. It offers both indoor and outdoor seating as per the convenience of the guest.

Shopping at Guruge Park

Guruge Park has many shops inside that mainly sell eatables like snacks, cooked meals and drinking water. The shops even have lunch packets. There are several photography shops available where one can purchase snapshots of their moments in the park. Some professional photographers can click pictures for you throughout your visit to the park.

Wildlife

One of the rarest species on earth, the White Peafowl can be found in the Guruge Park. The park has its Birds and Animal Park that offers a very relaxing and educational experience for animal lovers. The park is entirely safe, and the tourists can go about viewing many exotic species that include tropical parrots, birds, rabbits, and even lions. The park is also famous for the presence of the wild Ostrich, which is a rare bird to be seen in a private collection. Horses, ponies and elephants are an added attraction in the park and children are allowed to ride on them.

Tips While Visiting Guruge Park

The park gets very crowded during the weekends, and on national holidays, visitors are advised to visit during weekdays to avoid the crowd. The park offers combined ticket packages for families, school groups and individuals. The packages differ in price due to the difference in rides included. Visitors that wish to go on amusement rides, other than the ones included in their package have to pay separately. Visitors should choose the appropriate tour to avail discounts. The boating ride is limited to 15 minutes only at a time.

How To Reach Guruge Park

From Colombo, the park is about a 30-minute drive away through Paliyagoda and along the Negombo road towards Ja-Ela. The Guruge Park road or the Ganemulla road is towards the right from here.

It takes less than 15 minutes to drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport via the E03 expressway where one can exit from Ja-Ela and head towards Colombo. Make a left turn on to the Ganemulla Road, and after about 1 kilometre one arrives at the Guruge Nature Park towards the left.

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