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Kadugannawa, Kandy

Kadugannawa, a charming town located in the Kandy District of Sri Lanka’s Central Province, is a gateway to the hill country and a place steeped in historical significance and natural beauty. Situated approximately 20 kilometers west of Kandy city, Kadugannawa is known for its picturesque landscapes, colonial-era architecture, and the famous Kadugannawa Pass, which offers stunning views of the surrounding hills. With a population of around 10,000, the town provides a serene environment that attracts both residents and visitors.


Kadugannawa is historically significant as it was a key transit point during the British colonial era, facilitating transport between the lowlands and the central highlands. Today, the town blends its historical charm with modern amenities, making it an appealing destination for those seeking a peaceful lifestyle with easy access to urban conveniences.

The real estate market in Kadugannawa is growing, with increasing interest in residential and holiday properties. Its strategic location, coupled with its scenic beauty and historical heritage, makes Kadugannawa an attractive place for investment and living.
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City Insights

tick iconWell-connected by the A1 highway and the main railway line, facilitating easy access to Kandy and Colombo.
tick iconSituated in the Central Province, serving as a gateway to Sri Lanka’s hill country.
tick iconDriven by agriculture, tourism, and small-scale industries.
tick iconRich in colonial history with significant landmarks from the British era.
tick iconStrong cultural heritage with numerous temples and historical sites.
tick iconA close-knit community with a blend of locals and visitors, fostering a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Known Landmarks

  • Kadugannawa Ambalama

  • Bus Stand - Kadugannawa

  • Captain Dawson Tower - Kadugannawa

  • District Hospital - Kadugannawa

  • Kadugannawa Rock Tunnel

  • Kandurata Umbrella - Kadugannawa

  • National Railway Museum - Kadugannawa

  • Post Office - Kadugannawa

  • public-library-kadugannawa

  • Railway Station - Kadugannawa

Connectivity

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Bus Routes

690Kadugannawa - Kandy
1Fort - Kadugannawa - Kandy
1/245Negombo - Kadugannawa - Kandy
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Nearest Train Stations

0kmKadugannawa Train Station

New Developments

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

tick iconExcellent road and rail connections to Kandy, Colombo, and other major cities.
tick iconGood public transport coverage with both bus and train options available.
tick iconAccess to beautiful scenic views and historical landmarks.
tick iconReasonably convenient access to basic amenities, including schools and healthcare facilities.
tick iconGenerally safe with low crime rates owing to a close-knit community setting.
tick iconClean and well-maintained public areas and natural landscapes.
tick iconAbundance of greenery and natural beauty.
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What needs attention?

tick iconTraffic congestion during peak travel times, especially on the Colombo-Kandy road.
tick iconLimited public transport options late at night.
tick iconNeed for more recreational facilities and entertainment options.
tick iconNeed for more comprehensive healthcare and educational facilities.
tick iconA need for increased security measures during peak tourist seasons to manage crowds and avoid petty crimes.
tick iconA need to implement measures to control deforestation and promote sustainable tourism practices.

Neighbourhood Rating

3.9

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Lifestyle & Facilities3 out of 5
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Safety & Security4.5 out of 5
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Environment4.5 out of 5

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