Galigamuwa, Kegalle

Galigamuwa is a charming town located in the Kegalle District of Sri Lanka's Sabaragamuwa Province. Approximately 75 kilometres northeast of Colombo and about 25 kilometres from Kegalle, Galigamuwa is well-situated along the Colombo-Kandy road, making it an ideal residential area for those commuting to nearby cities. The town is surrounded by lush greenery and scenic landscapes, contributing to its serene and picturesque environment.

Galigamuwa offers a peaceful and supportive community environment. The town is steeped in history, with roots dating back to ancient times. Evidence of early settlements and cultural heritage is seen in local landmarks such as the Bisowela Raja Maha Viharaya, an ancient temple that remains a significant cultural and religious site for residents. Additionally, the town's agricultural activities, particularly rubber and tea plantations, play a crucial role in the local economy, providing employment and sustaining the community.

Galigamuwa’s residents benefit from essential amenities such as local markets, shops, schools, and healthcare facilities, ensuring that daily needs are met conveniently. The town's community is close-knit, with residents often participating in local festivals and cultural events that celebrate their rich heritage and foster a strong sense of community. The presence of traditional industries such as pottery and handicrafts further adds to the town's economic diversity and cultural richness.

The natural beauty of Galigamuwa, with its lush landscapes and the scenic Kelani River, provides a tranquil living environment. This, combined with the town’s historical significance and modern amenities, makes Galigamuwa an attractive place for families and individuals seeking a balanced lifestyle that blends traditional charm with contemporary convenience.
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City Insights

tick iconCentrally positioned in the Kegalle District, providing easy access to Colombo and Kandy.
tick iconRegular bus services operate between Galigamuwa and nearby towns like Kegalle and Mawanella, providing convenient transportation options for residents.
tick iconGaligamuwa is also known for its traditional handicrafts, such as pottery and weaving. Small businesses and local markets cater to the daily needs of residents.
tick iconA blend of traditional Sinhalese culture and modern influences, reflected in local festivals and community events.
tick iconStrong community ties supported by educational institutions and local businesses​
tick iconRich in cultural and historical heritage, with significant landmarks such as Bisowela Raja Maha Viharaya.

Known Landmarks

  • Bisowela Rajamaha Viharaya - Galigamuwa

  • Galigamuwa Junction

  • My Market - Galigamuwa

  • The factory - Galigamuwa

  • The Grand Chariot hotel - Galigamuwa

  • Sri Chandodaya Maha Pirivena


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Bus Routes

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

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

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.

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


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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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