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Katugastota, Kandy

Katugastota, a vibrant suburb located just north of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, is known for its strategic location, rich cultural heritage, and serene environment. Positioned along the banks of the Mahaweli River, Katugastota offers a blend of urban convenience and suburban tranquillity, making it a popular residential area for those who work in Kandy. The suburb serves as a crucial transit point, connecting Kandy with other key regions in Sri Lanka.


Katugastota is characterised by its mix of modern developments and historical landmarks, reflecting a harmonious blend of old and new. The local economy is driven by a combination of commerce, education, and agriculture, with numerous schools, businesses, and agricultural lands dotting the area. The suburb’s proximity to Kandy provides residents with easy access to a wide range of amenities and attractions while maintaining a peaceful, community-oriented atmosphere.
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City Insights

tick iconSituated just north of Kandy in the Central Province, strategically positioned along major roads and the Mahaweli River.
tick iconThe suburb is well-connected by major roads such as the A9 highway, as well as the Matale Railway Line, facilitating easy travel to Kandy and other regions.
tick iconThe community in Katugastota is diverse and vibrant, with a mix of long-term residents and newcomers contributing to a dynamic social fabric.
tick iconThe local economy is driven by commerce, education, and agriculture, with numerous businesses, schools, and agricultural lands.
tick iconThe suburb is known for its traditional Sri Lankan hospitality and community-oriented lifestyle.

Known Landmarks

  • Katugastota Bridge

  • Arpico Supercentre - Katugastota

  • Muslim Massjid - Katugastota

  • OAK RAY Flower Drum Restaurant - Katugastota

  • Union Assurance - Katugastota

Connectivity

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Bus Routes

8-1Katugastota - Colombo
729Katugastota - Kandy
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Nearest Train Stations

0kmKatugastota Railway Station
2.7kmMawilmada Railway Station
3.9kmPallethalawinna Railway Station
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New Developments

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

tick iconGood connectivity with regular bus and train services to major cities like Kandy and Colombo, making commuting relatively convenient.
tick iconThe town's location near major highways and the availability of multiple transportation options facilitate ease of access both for locals and tourists.
tick iconOffers convenient access to a wide array of public facilities and amenities that cater to the day-to-day needs of residents and visitors.
tick iconThe town provides a mix of traditional and modern facilities, including local markets, restaurants, and cultural sites which enrich daily living and attract tourists.
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 iconSet amidst lush landscapes, Katugastota boasts a serene environment with stunning views of the Mahaweli River and verdant highlands. beyond.
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What needs attention?

tick iconWhile connectivity is generally good, the frequency and reliability of public transport can be improved, especially during peak hours and weekends.
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 iconMore recreational spaces and modern leisure facilities could be developed to provide enhanced lifestyle options for residents and visitors.
tick iconInstallation of more public lighting and safety signage around tourist attractions and busier streets could further enhance safety.
tick iconA need to manage urban developments in order to ensure it does not encroach on the natural habitats and green spaces which are part of Gampola’s charm.

Neighbourhood Rating

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

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