Warakapola, Kegalle

Warakapola, a vibrant town located in the Kegalle District of the Sabaragamuwa Province, is known for its strategic location, rich cultural heritage, and thriving agricultural economy. Positioned along the A1 Colombo-Kandy highway, Warakapola serves as a key transit point, connecting major cities and facilitating trade and travel. The town is surrounded by lush greenery, including rubber and tea plantations, which are integral to its economy.

Warakapola offers a blend of urban convenience and rural charm, making it an attractive destination for both residents and visitors. The town features a mix of traditional homes and modern developments, reflecting a harmonious blend of old and new. With its proximity to Kandy and Colombo, Warakapola provides easy access to a wide range of amenities while maintaining a peaceful and serene atmosphere.
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City Insights

tick iconStrategically situated on the A1 Colombo-Kandy highway, making it a vital transit hub.
tick iconThe town is well-connected by major roads and highways, ensuring easy travel to and from Colombo, Kandy, and other nearby towns.
tick iconThe local economy is primarily driven by agriculture, with rubber and tea plantations being major contributors.
tick iconThe community in Warakapola is diverse, comprising a mix of Sinhalese, Tamil, and Muslim populations, contributing to a vibrant cultural tapestry.
tick iconA rich historical background, with landmarks and colonial-era buildings reflecting its cultural heritage.

Known Landmarks

  • Warakapola Bus Stand

  • Base Hospital - Warakapola

  • Kid's Park - Warakapola

  • MOH - Warakapola

  • Police Station - Warakapola

  • Post Office - Warakapola

  • Warakapola Sathi Pola


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Bus Routes

5Colombo - Warakapola - Kurunegala
533Kurunegala - Warakapola
670Nittambuwa - Warakapola

New Developments

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

What’s great here?

tick iconExcellent road connectivity via the A1 highway to major cities like Colombo and Kandy.
tick iconRegular bus and train services facilitate easy travel.
tick iconA balanced lifestyle with urban amenities and access to natural beauty.
tick iconAccess to all basic amenities, local markets, schools, and healthcare facilities.
tick iconGenerally a safe area with a strong sense of community.
tick iconSurrounded by lush greenery, hills, and scenic landscapes.
tick iconCleaner air and a pleasant climate conducive to a healthy lifestyle.

What needs attention?

tick iconLimited public transport options during late hours.
tick iconAlthough there are several railway stations in the district, there are no stations located within a 10km radius of Kegalle City, the district’s capital.
tick iconLimited access to advanced healthcare facilities and specialised services.
tick iconInadequate accessibility to higher education within the district.
tick iconNeeds enhancement of emergency response services and infrastructure.
tick iconPotential for environmental degradation due to increased agricultural and tourism activities.
tick iconA need for improvement in waste management practices.

Neighbourhood Rating


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Connectivity & Commute4 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 out of 5

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