Rambukkana, Kegalle

Rambukkana, a charming town in the Kegalle District of Sri Lanka’s Sabaragamuwa Province, is best known for its proximity to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and the unique railway incline that starts here. Located approximately 85 km northeast of Colombo, Rambukkana offers a blend of natural beauty, historical significance, and cultural richness. The town's lush surroundings, combined with its agricultural and touristic activities, make it a captivating destination for both residents and visitors.

Rambukkana's economy is primarily driven by agriculture, with a focus on rubber and tea plantations. The town also benefits significantly from tourism, thanks to attractions like the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and various eco-tourism spots. Recent infrastructure developments have further enhanced the town's connectivity and overall appeal.
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City Insights

tick iconWell-connected by both road and rail, with regular bus services and a significant railway station enhancing its accessibility.
tick iconSituated in the Sabaragamuwa Province, Rambukkana is strategically positioned near major tourist attractions and is easily accessible from Colombo and Kandy.
tick iconDriven by agriculture, primarily rubber and tea plantations, and bolstered by tourism centred around the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
tick iconRich in cultural heritage, with historical sites like the Aluthnuwara Kataragama Devalaya reflecting its storied past.

Known Landmarks

  • Railway Station - Rambukkana

  • Public Play Ground - Rambukkana

  • Ashoka Karunaratne Ground - Rambukkana

  • Bus Stand - Rambukkana

  • Daluggala Sri Bodhirajaramaya - Rambukkana

  • Pinnawala Central College - Rambukkana

  • Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage - Rambukkana

  • Pinnawala Zoo - Rambukkana


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Bus Routes

508Rambukkana - Kurunegala
566Rambukkana - Mawathagama
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Nearest Train Stations

0kmRambukkana Railway Station
5.1kmYatagama Railway Station
7.2kmTismalpola 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 and rail connections to major cities like Colombo and Kandy.
tick iconRegular bus services and a significant railway station enhance accessibility.
tick iconAccess to basic public facilities and amenities that cater to the day-to-day needs of residents.
tick iconAccess to world-renowned attractions like the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
tick iconA variety of dining options featuring local and international cuisine.
tick iconGenerally safe with low crime rates and active community engagement which aids in maintaining public safety.
tick iconClean and well-preserved natural landscapes.
tick iconProximity to green spaces and eco-tourism spots promoting an enriched lifestyle.

What needs attention?

tick iconPotential traffic congestion during peak tourist seasons.
tick iconLimited public transport options late at night.
tick iconA need for more comprehensive healthcare and educational facilities to cater to the increasing population.
tick iconA need for more recreational facilities and modern amenities.
tick iconA need for increased security measures during peak market days and at popular tourist attractions to manage crowds and incidence of petty crimes.
tick iconA need for better waste management practices to protect the natural environment.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute4 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 out of 5

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