Gelioya, Kandy

Gelioya, a charming town nestled in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, is situated approximately 14 km southwest of Kandy. Known for its scenic beauty and lush greenery, Gelioya offers a tranquil living environment away from the hustle and bustle of urban centres. The town is surrounded by rolling hills and tea plantations, making it a picturesque location ideal for nature lovers and those seeking a peaceful retreat.

Gelioya's strategic location near Kandy provides residents with easy access to a wide range of amenities and services. The local economy is primarily driven by agriculture, with tea, rubber, and spice plantations playing a significant role. The real estate market in Gelioya includes residential properties, agricultural lands, and opportunities for eco-tourism development. With its natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and proximity to Kandy, Gelioya is an attractive destination for both residents and investors.
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City Insights

tick iconSituated in the Central Province, strategically positioned near major towns like Kandy, Peradeniya, and Gampola.
tick iconThe town is well-connected by major roads, facilitating easy travel to Kandy and other nearby areas.
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 iconGelioya’s culture is deeply influenced by Buddhism, with several temples and religious sites in and around the area.
tick iconThe town has traditionally been an agricultural hub, known for its tea and spice plantations.

Known Landmarks

  • Sri Janaranjanaramaya - Gelioya

  • BOC - Gelioya

  • Ceypetco Filling Station - Gelioya

  • People's Bank - Gelioya

  • Sri Sumedha College - Gelioya


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Bus Routes

16Fort - Gelioya - Nawalapitiya
79Fort - Gelioya - Nuwara Eliya
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Nearest Train Stations

0kmGelioya Train Station
2.3kmKoshinna Railway Station
3.2kmWeligalla Railway Station
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New Developments

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

What’s great here?

tick iconExcellent road connectivity to Kandy, Peradeniya, and Gampola.
tick iconRegular bus services and a local railway station facilitating easy travel.
tick iconPeaceful suburban environment with relatively 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 iconKnown for its community-oriented lifestyle which contributes to a safer environment.
tick iconThe local governance ensures that public and community spaces are well-maintained, fostering a sense of security.
tick iconScenic surroundings with lush greenery and rolling hills.

What needs attention?

tick iconLimited public transport options during late hours.
tick iconEnhancing road infrastructure could better accommodate the growing number of residents and tourists and ease local traffic.
tick iconThere could be an increase in the diversity and quality of healthcare and educational facilities to match the growing population and tourist influx.
tick iconEnhancement of emergency response services and infrastructure needed.
tick iconPotential for environmental impact from increasing tourism and development.

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 out of 5
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Environment4.5 out of 5

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