Kurunegala Tourism, Sri Lanka

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Kurunegala (Sinhalese: කුරුණෑගල, Tamil: குருணாகல்) is a major city in Sri Lanka. It is the capital city of the North Western Province and the Kurunegala District. Kurunegala was an ancient royal capital for 50 years, from the end of the 13th century to the start of the 14th century. It is at the junction of several main roads linking to other important parts of the country. It is about 94 km from Colombo and 42 km from Kandy. Located at an altitude of 116 meters above sea level, Kurunegala is surrounded by coconut plantations and rubber estates. There are eight very noticeable large rocks that encircle and dominate the city. Kurunegala's rocks rise from the plain below and have characteristic names, six of which come from the animals that they are imagined to represent. The largest among them is Ethagala or the "Elephant Rock" (though the translation is actually tusker), reaches 325 meters. The shape of Ethagala resembles an elephant.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Kurunegala in Sri Lanka. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Kurunegala like a local. Kurunegala is located at a short trip away from Colombo a major city in Sri Lanka. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Colombo for its bountiful attractions like Independence Square, Galle Face Green, Seema Malaka on your trip to Kurunegala. To explore Kurunegala, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Kurunegala*

  • Kurunegala: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kurunegala for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kurunegala.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Kurunegala - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 71.88 (High)
    • Climate Index 69.53 (High)
    • Health Care Index 100 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kurunegala

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kurunegala

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.2 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 16.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 46.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.01 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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