Galagedara, Kandy

Galagedara, a picturesque town located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, is situated approximately 20 km northwest of Kandy. Known for its lush landscapes, serene environment, and historical significance, Galagedara offers a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. The town is surrounded by rolling hills, tea plantations, and verdant forests, making it a haven for nature lovers and those seeking a peaceful lifestyle.

Galagedara's strategic location along the Kandy-Kurunegala road (A10 highway) ensures excellent connectivity, enhancing its appeal for both residents and visitors. The local economy is primarily driven by agriculture, with tea, rubber, and spice plantations playing a significant role. The real estate market in Galagedara includes residential properties, agricultural lands, and opportunities for eco-tourism development. With its natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and proximity to Kandy, Galagedara is an attractive destination for both residents and investors.
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City Insights

tick iconLocated in the Central Province, strategically positioned along the Kandy-Kurunegala road, enhancing its connectivity and accessibility.
tick iconThe town is well-connected by major roads, including the A10 highway, facilitating easy travel to Kandy, Kurunegala, and other regions.
tick iconThe town hosts various cultural and religious events, reflecting its rich traditions and communal harmony.
tick iconThe local economy is driven by agriculture, with tea, rubber, and spice plantations being major contributors.
tick iconGalagedara’s culture is deeply influenced by Buddhism, with several temples and religious sites in and around the area.
tick iconGalagedara has a rich historical background, with several ancient temples highlighting its cultural heritage.

Known Landmarks

  • BOC - Galagedara

  • Divisional hospital - Galagedara

  • Muslim Musjid - Galagedara

  • New Model Primary School - Galagedara

  • Public shopping complex - Galagedara

  • Sujatha Girls National School - Galagedara


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Bus Routes

578Galagedara - Kandy
602Kandy - Galagedara - Kurunegala

New Developments

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

What’s great here?

tick iconExcellent road connectivity via the A10 highway to Kandy and other regions.
tick iconRegular bus services and proximity to railway stations within the district facilitate easy travel.
tick iconPeaceful suburban environment with easy access to the amenities of Kandy.
tick iconRich cultural heritage with numerous temples and historical sites.
tick iconA variety of recreational activities, including hiking, boating, and exploring botanical gardens.
tick iconGenerally a safe area with a strong sense of community.
tick iconScenic surroundings with lush greenery, tea plantations, and rolling hills.

What needs attention?

tick iconLimited public transport options during late hours, and limited connectivity via rail.
tick iconTraffic congestion during peak times, especially on routes to and from Kandy.
tick iconLimited access to advanced healthcare facilities and specialised services within Galagedara itself.
tick iconEnhancement of emergency response services and infrastructure needed.
tick iconPotential for environmental impact from increasing tourism and urbanisation.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute3 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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