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Panadura, Kalutara

Panadura, a dynamic city nestled in the Kalutara District of Sri Lanka's Western Province, presents a harmonious blend of cultural richness and scenic beauty amidst rapid urbanization. This growth reflects in the city's expanding infrastructure, commercial sectors, and residential areas, making it a vibrant example of modern development while preserving its historical and natural charm.


Positioned approximately 27 km south of Colombo, Panadura is uniquely encircled by the Indian Ocean, Bolgoda Lake, and river, making it a pivotal location in the Buddhist revival movement of Sri Lanka. With a population of 182,285, Panadura serves as a multicultural and multi-ethnic hub, fostering a vibrant community spirit. Panadura's demographic diversity and its role in historical events, such as the famed Panadura Debate, contribute to its unique character and appeal. The city's strategic location near major roadways, including the A2 (Galle Road) and the A8 (Panadura-Ratnapura Road), coupled with its rail connectivity, underscores its potential as a residential choice and investment opportunity.

Panadura stands out as the most urbanized city within the Kalutara District, functioning as a significant commercial nucleus not just for its own populace but also for the neighboring cities. The city boasts a comprehensive array of retail stores that cater to every segment of the market, from everyday necessities to luxury goods, making it a pivotal shopping destination in the region. This commercial vibrancy, combined with its urban development, underscores Panadura's role as a central hub that facilitates a variety of services and goods, drawing people from surrounding areas to partake in its economic and social offerings. The presence of diverse retail options and its status as a commercial hub enhance the city's appeal as a place of residence and investment, contributing to its dynamic and flourishing community life.
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City Insights

tick iconGood road and rail connectivity with major cities, enhancing its appeal as a commuter town.
tick iconCoastal city with a strategic position close to Colombo and the airport, offering a blend of urban and natural landscapes.
tick iconThe local economy is supported by commerce, fishing, and increasingly, by tourism.
tick iconRich in history with significant contributions to the Buddhist revival movement in Sri Lanka.
tick iconRich cultural heritage with a strong Buddhist influence, evident in its temples and festivals.
tick iconA close-knit community with a mix of traditional and modern lifestyles.

Known Landmarks

  • Panadura Pedestrian Bridge

  • Clock Tower - Panadura

  • Panadura New Bridge

  • Hudson Park

  • Mother of Sorrows Church

  • Arpico Super Centre - Panadura

Connectivity

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Bus Routes

17Panadura - Kandy
15-1Panadura - Anuradhapura
64Panadura - Ampara
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Nearest Train Stations

0kmPanadura Train Station
3.4kmPinwatta Railway Station
6.3kmKoralawella Railway Station
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New Developments

tick iconGovernment to embark on the extension of Marine Drive from Dehiwala to Panadura.
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What’s great here?

tick iconThe availability of multiple bus routes and the Panadura Railway Station facilitates easy travel.
tick iconSituated on the Galle Road, one of the main arterial roads in Sri Lanka, Panadura offers convenient access to various parts of the island.
tick iconFrom shopping centers to local markets, and peaceful beach spots, Panadura caters to diverse interests and lifestyles.
tick iconHome to several reputable schools and educational institutions, providing quality education from primary to tertiary levels.
tick iconHome to several reliable government and private hospitals, including the Panadura Base Hospital.
tick iconThe city’s community-centric approach contributes to its safety.
tick iconScenic beaches and parks offer residents and visitors a serene escape from the urban hustle.
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What needs attention?

tick iconIncreasing vehicle numbers contribute to congestion, especially on main roads.
tick iconDespite the excellent connectivity, major traffic congestion along the Galle Road artery during peak hours can make for extra long commutes.
tick iconA scarcity of luxury housing options, such as high-end apartment complexes and gated communities.
tick iconThe past few years have seen a notable climb in the rate of petty crimes (particularly petty theft), and this can be largely attributed to the civil unrest arising from the economic crisis.
tick iconA need for improving street lighting in less developed areas and ensuring safe pedestrian pathways.
tick iconA need for more efficient waste management and environmental conservation efforts to address littering and pollution along the coastline.
tick iconAir pollution is gradually on the rise as a result of increasing vehicle numbers.

Neighbourhood Rating

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Connectivity & Commute4 out of 5
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Lifestyle & Facilities4.5 out of 5
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Safety & Security3.5 out of 5
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Environment4 out of 5

Property Price Trends in Panadura for

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Average Price (Last 12 months)
Rs. 11,366.53 sqft
Past 12 months' growth
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Past 3 months' growth
0.15%
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