Gandara, Matara

Gandara is a serene village located in the Matara District of Sri Lanka’s Southern Province. This village, situated approximately 12 km from Matara and 170 km from Colombo, is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, picturesque landscapes, and historical significance. Historically part of the Ruhuna kingdom, Gandara offers a blend of natural beauty and cultural depth, making it a fascinating destination for visitors.

The economy of Gandara is primarily driven by agriculture, with fishing also playing a significant role due to its coastal location. The village is known for its traditional practices and vibrant local markets, which are central to the community's daily life. Recent developments in infrastructure, including road improvements and the establishment of new community facilities, have enhanced the living standards and accessibility of Gandara.
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City Insights

tick iconWell-connected by the A2 highway and the nearby Matara Railway Station, facilitating convenient travel to major cities and tourist spots.
tick iconSituated in the Southern Province, Gandara provides easy access to both coastal and inland attractions, enhancing its appeal as a destination.
tick iconDriven by agriculture and fishing, with ongoing development projects aimed at boosting local industries.
tick iconRich in cultural heritage, with significant landmarks such as ancient temples and historical sites reflecting its historical importance.
tick iconA vibrant mix of traditional practices and modern influences, with numerous cultural and religious festivals celebrated throughout the year.

Known Landmarks

  • Muhiyaddeen Jumma Mosque

  • Gandara Maha Vidyalaya

  • Gandara Maha Viharaya

  • Post Office - Gandara

  • RDB Gandara


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Bus Routes

334-1Matara - Gandara - Kataragama
333-4Matara - Gandara - Tangalle
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Nearest Train Stations

9.9kmMatara Railway Station

New Developments

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

What’s great here?

tick iconGood road connections to Matara, Galle, and other major cities.
tick iconRegular bus services and proximity to the Matara Railway Station enhances connectivity for those depending on public transport.
tick iconAccess to basic public facilities and amenities that cater to the day-to-day needs of residents.
tick iconGenerally safe with low crime rates and active community engagement in maintaining public safety.
tick iconAccess to beautiful beaches and vibrant local culture.
tick iconProximity to green spaces and coastal areas promoting a healthy lifestyle.

What needs attention?

tick iconA need for further development in the inner road networks in order to ease mobility in and around the coastal town.
tick iconLimited public transport options late at night.
tick iconA need for more comprehensive healthcare and educational facilities to cater to the increasing population.
tick iconA need for more recreational facilities and modern amenities.
tick iconA need for increased security measures during peak market days to manage crowds.
tick iconA need for better waste management practices to protect the natural environment.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute4 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities3 out of 5
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Safety & Security4 out of 5
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Environment4 out of 5

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