The largest Suburb in Colombo is famous for its rich history. It is believed that previously it was named Diyawala, later it became Dehiwala. Dehiwala Zoological Gardens, one of the oldest zoos in Asia is home to more than 3000 animals. Tourists can stroll along Bolgoda Lake, the largest natural lake in Sri Lanka. Traditional Puppet Art Museum, Sri Lanka Air Force Museum, and Mount Lavinia Beach are some of the other tourist destinations.
Flying to Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia: Ratmalna Airport (4.3 km away) is the closest airport, offers domestic flights to cities like Anuradhapura, Batticaloa, Jaffna, Sigiriya and Trincomalee.
Driving to Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia:
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