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Alutgama, Kalutara

Aluthgama, nestled in the Western Province's Kalutara District, is a town that offers more than just scenic views and tourist attractions; it is a thriving residential community. Located strategically between the major cities of Colombo and Galle, Aluthgama serves as a crucial junction that combines the tranquillity of coastal living with the convenience of urban accessibility.


This town is distinctly characterised by its blend of modernity and traditional Sri Lankan culture. The local economy is buoyed by a combination of sectors, with banking and local commerce playing pivotal roles. Residents benefit from a variety of markets and shops that cater to daily needs, fostering a community atmosphere that is vibrant and inclusive.

The residential appeal of Aluthgama is significantly enhanced by its educational facilities, including schools like Aluthgama Maha Vidyalaya, which cater to the local population from primary through to advanced levels. The town's infrastructure supports a growing residential community with reliable transport links, including the Southern Rail Line and proximity to the Southern Expressway, facilitating easy commutes to and from major urban centres.

Aluthgama’s location by the Bentota River offers unique lifestyle opportunities that are deeply intertwined with the natural environment. Residents enjoy activities such as fishing and boating, which are part of the town’s heritage and current lifestyle. The presence of historical and cultural landmarks, like the Kande Viharaya Temple with its iconic Buddha statue, enriches the town's cultural landscape, providing residents with a sense of pride and belonging.
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City Insights

tick iconPositioned between Colombo and Galle on the Bentota River, offering coastal and urban access.
tick iconFeatures robust transport links such as the Southern Rail Line, A2 highway, and nearby Southern Expressway.
tick iconRich in traditional Sri Lankan practices, visible in markets and community events.
tick iconAluthgama is predominantly driven by tourism and fishing industries.
tick iconStrong community bonds with local educational support from institutions like Aluthgama Maha Vidyalaya.
tick iconKnown for the historic Kande Viharaya Temple and its large Buddha statue.

Known Landmarks

  • Aerial View of Aluthgama

  • Aluthgama Railway Station

  • Aluthgama Market near the Temple

  • Aluthgama Town

  • kande-viharaya-temple

Connectivity

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Bus Routes

38Aluthgama - Panadura - Badulla
66Pallebedda - Aluthgama
400Aluthgama - Colombo
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Nearest Train Stations

0kmAluthgama Railway Station
2.3kmAluthgama Railway Station

New Developments

tick iconCurrently, there are no new developments reported in this area.
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What’s great here?

tick iconAluthgama is well-connected by the Southern Rail Line and major highways, easing daily commutes.
tick iconProximity to the Southern Expressway allows quick access to Colombo and other major cities.
tick iconHosts vibrant Sunday markets which offer a wide variety of goods, from fresh produce to local crafts, supporting both the local economy and community engagement.
tick iconThe town is equipped with several convenient facilities including banks, a post office, and supermarkets which provide essential services to the residents and enhance the area’s livability.
tick iconKnown for a low crime rate compared to larger cities, providing a safer environment for families.
tick iconThe area boasts pristine beaches with calm waters, perfect for various water sports, complemented by a tranquil ambiance set against the backdrop of rustling coconut and palm trees.
tick iconEfforts in place to keep the beaches and public areas clean and inviting.
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What needs attention?

tick iconTraffic congestion during peak time can disrupt local commutes.
tick iconMore recreational facilities for younger demographics could enhance local engagement.
tick iconExpansion of healthcare facilities is needed to match the population growth.
tick iconImplementation of more robust emergency response measures for flood incidents.
tick iconAddress issues of waste management, especially near tourist-heavy areas to maintain cleanliness.

Neighbourhood Rating

3.9

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