Pilimatalawa, Kandy

Pilimatalawa, a charming town located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, lies approximately 10 kilometers west of Kandy. Known for its rich historical and cultural heritage, Pilimatalawa is a serene and scenic area surrounded by lush greenery and rolling hills. The town is famous for its traditional crafts, especially pottery and brassware, which have been an integral part of its local economy for centuries.

Pilimatalawa offers a unique blend of rural charm and urban convenience, making it an ideal location for those seeking a tranquil living environment close to the amenities of Kandy. The town’s strategic location along the Colombo-Kandy road (A1 highway) ensures excellent connectivity, enhancing its appeal for both residents and visitors. The local real estate market includes residential properties, agricultural lands, and opportunities for tourism-related investments.
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City Insights

tick iconSituated in the Central Province, strategically positioned along the Colombo-Kandy road, enhancing its connectivity and accessibility.
tick iconThe town is well-connected by major roads, including the A1 highway, facilitating easy travel to Kandy, Colombo, and other regions.
tick iconThe community in Pilimathalawa 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 agriculture, traditional crafts, and small-scale industries, with numerous businesses and agricultural lands.
tick iconPilimatalawa’s culture is deeply influenced by Buddhism, with several temples and religious sites in and around the area.
tick iconPilimathalawa has a rich historical background, with landmarks such as Gadaladeniya Temple and Lankatilaka Vihara highlighting its cultural heritage.

Known Landmarks

  • Shashthralankara piriwena - Pilimatalawa

  • Ranawana Royal Temple - Pilimatalawa

  • Railway Station - Pilimatalawa

  • Post Office - Pilimatalawa

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  • Gadaladeniya Viharaya - Pilimatalawa

  • New Giragama Tea factory & Restaurant - Pilimatalawa

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Bus Routes

1Fort - Pilimathalawa - Kandy
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Nearest Train Stations

0kmPilimathalawa Railway Station
1.9kmBarammane Railway Station

New Developments

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

What’s great here?

tick iconExcellent road connectivity via the A9 highway to Kandy and other regions.
tick iconRegular bus services and proximity to major railway stations.
tick iconPeaceful suburban environment with easy access to the amenities of Kandy.
tick iconA variety of small-scale educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and shopping centres.
tick iconRich cultural heritage with numerous temples and historical sites.
tick iconGenerally a safe area with a strong sense of community.
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.
tick iconClean air and a pleasant climate conducive to a healthy lifestyle.

What needs attention?

tick iconTraffic congestion during peak times, especially on routes to and from Kandy.
tick iconEnhancing road infrastructure could better accommodate the growing number of residents and tourists and ease local traffic.
tick iconLimited access to advanced healthcare facilities and specialised services within Akurana itself.
tick iconMore recreational spaces and modern leisure facilities could be developed to provide enhanced lifestyle options for residents and visitors.
tick iconEnhancement of emergency response services and infrastructure needed.
tick iconPotential for environmental impact from increasing urbanisation.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute3.5 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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Environment4.5 out of 5

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