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Dehiowita, Kegalle

Dehiowita, located in the Kegalle District of Sri Lanka's Sabaragamuwa Province, is a picturesque town known for its lush greenery, scenic landscapes, and rich cultural heritage. Covering an area of approximately 67 square kilometers, Dehiowita is a tranquil locale offering a serene living environment amidst natural beauty. The town’s economy is primarily driven by agriculture, with rubber and tea plantations being predominant, alongside growing small-scale industries and commerce.


Strategically situated along the Colombo-Kandy road, Dehiowita serves as a convenient gateway to both major cities, making it an attractive location for those seeking a peaceful lifestyle without sacrificing accessibility. Dehiowita is renowned for its historical sites, ancient temples, and breathtaking waterfalls, making it a popular destination for both residents and tourists.

In recent years, Dehiowita has experienced infrastructural development, enhancing its appeal for residential and commercial investments. The town’s commitment to preserving its natural environment while embracing modernization makes it an ideal spot for those looking to enjoy a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.
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City Insights

tick iconStrategically situated in the Kegalle District, providing a balance of rural tranquillity and access to major urban centres.
tick iconGood road connectivity with major bus routes to Colombo, Kandy, Avissawella, and Kegalle, and proximity to train stations in Avissawella and the Kegalle District.
tick iconPredominantly agrarian economy with a strong emphasis on rubber and tea plantations, supported by growing small-scale industries.
tick iconPredominantly Sinhalese Buddhist population with vibrant cultural festivals and a deep sense of heritage.
tick iconStrong sense of community, with evolving property development attracting new residents and fostering a welcoming environment.
tick iconRich historical significance with ancient temples and archaeological sites, such as the Sri Sudharmaramaya Temple.

Known Landmarks

  • Post Office - Dehiowita

  • St. Anthony's Church - Dehiowita

  • MOH - Dehiowita

  • Dehiowita Divisional Secretariat

  • BOC - Dehiowita Branch

Connectivity

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Bus Routes

1Colombo - Dehiowita - Kandy
1-1Colombo - Dehiowita - Kegalle
69Kandy - Dehiowita - Rathnapura
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New Developments

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

tick iconWell-connected by the A1 highway, providing easy access to major cities.
tick iconRegular bus services to nearby towns and cities.
tick iconPeaceful and serene environment, ideal for a relaxed lifestyle.
tick iconOffers reasonable access to a wide array of public amenities and facilities that cater to the day-to-day needs of residents and visitors.
tick iconActive local law enforcement ensuring community safety
tick iconLush agricultural landscapes with fertile soil and favourable climate.
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What needs attention?

tick iconNeed for more frequent public transportation options.
tick iconA need for more structured public spaces such as parks, sports facilities, recreational centres and other lifestyle amenities to enhance the quality of life for its residents.
tick iconA need for more comprehensive healthcare facilities to cater to the growing population.
tick iconStreet lighting and pedestrian safety could be improved in the inner less developed areas.
tick iconPotential for environmental damage due to agricultural practices and deforestation.

Neighbourhood Rating

3.9

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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 & Security4.5 out of 5
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Environment4 out of 5

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