Akurana, Kandy

Akurana, a bustling town in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, is located approximately 10 km north of Kandy. Known for its rich cultural heritage and vibrant community, Akurana is a significant commercial and residential hub. The town is characterised by its diverse population, with a harmonious blend of different ethnic and religious communities. Surrounded by scenic landscapes and lush greenery, Akurana offers a serene environment while providing the conveniences of urban living.

Akurana's strategic location along major transportation routes makes it an important transit point between Kandy and other northern regions. The town has a thriving local economy driven by commerce, agriculture, and small-scale industries. The real estate market in Akurana includes residential properties, commercial establishments, and agricultural lands, making it an attractive destination for both residents and investors.
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City Insights

tick iconSituated in the Central Province, strategically positioned along major roads connecting Kandy with northern regions.
tick iconThe town is well-connected by major roads, including the A9 highway, facilitating easy travel to Kandy, Matale, and Kurunegala.
tick iconThe community in Akurana is diverse, with a mix of Sinhalese, Tamil, and Muslim populations contributing to a vibrant cultural tapestry.
tick iconThe local economy is driven by commerce, agriculture, and small-scale industries, with numerous businesses and agricultural lands.
tick iconAkurana’s culture is deeply influenced by both Buddhism and Islam, with several temples and mosques in and around the area.
tick iconAkurana has a rich historical background with landmarks such as the Akurana Jumma Mosque and Ranawana Purana Rajamaha Viharaya highlighting its cultural heritage.

Known Landmarks

  • Post office - Akurana

  • AUON Cafe - Akurana

  • Azhar college - Akurana

  • BOC - Akurana

  • ZIA Memorial Hospital - Akurana


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Bus Routes

8Fort - Akurana - Matale
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Nearest Train Stations

7.4kmKatugastota Railway Station
7.5kmMawilmada Railway Station
8.7kmPallethalawinna Railway Station
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New Developments

tick iconCurrently, there are no new developments reported in this area.

What’s great here?

tick iconExcellent road connectivity via the A9 highway to Kandy and other regions.
tick iconRegular bus services and proximity to major railway stations.
tick iconPeaceful suburban environment with easy access to the amenities of Kandy.
tick iconA variety of educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and shopping centres.
tick iconRich cultural heritage with numerous temples, mosques, and historical sites.
tick iconGenerally a safe area with a strong sense of community.
tick iconThe local governance ensures that public and community spaces are well-maintained, fostering a sense of security.
tick iconScenic surroundings with lush greenery and serene landscapes.
tick iconClean air and a pleasant climate conducive to a healthy lifestyle.

What needs attention?

tick iconWhile connectivity is generally good, the frequency and reliability of public transport can be improved, especially during peak hours and weekends.
tick iconEnhancing road infrastructure could better accommodate the growing number of residents and tourists and ease local traffic.
tick iconLimited access to advanced healthcare facilities and specialised services within Akurana itself.
tick iconMore recreational spaces and modern leisure facilities could be developed to provide enhanced lifestyle options for residents and visitors.
tick iconEnhancement of emergency response services and infrastructure needed.
tick iconPotential for environmental impact from increasing urbanisation.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute3.5 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities3.5 out of 5
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Safety & Security4 out of 5
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Environment4.5 out of 5

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