Pilimathalawa Tourism

Pilimathalawa is a suburb of the city of Kandy in Kandy District, Sri Lanka. The town is situated 10 km away from Kandy the district capital and 104 km away from Colombo. The meaning of "Thalawa" is the flat area in Sinhalese. "Pilima" means the statues. The real name may be or not created by those. The ancient village name has now got standardised to Pilimathalawa, sometimes spelled as Pilimatalawa. This village is famous for Traditional Brassware. Gadaladeniya, Lankathilaka Buddhist temples and Embekka temple are important places around Pilimathalawa; it is also the home of the Theological College of Lanka. Pilimatalawa, Pilimatalawwe, Pilimatalauwe, Pilimatalauwa, Pilimathalauwe, Pilimatalavuva & Pilima Talauwe;- References to these names should be linked or an explanatory note supplied at the beginning to say that all these names refer to the same historical family. The spellings of the name differ as the Sinhala* (Sinhala is the main language of the people in Pilimathalawa as well as Sri Lankan people) name cannot be transliterated phonetically into English accurately. Different authors have translated and spelt it to their convenience. The closest to the Sinhala is Pilimatalaawa. The family name is best transliterated phonetically into English as Pilimatalavuva. This is the spelling used by the recent author Ananda Pilimatalavuva in his two books referred to elsewhere. And this town is popular for Trance Music and Trance Musicians.


If you are looking for travel information of Pilimathalawa in Sri Lanka, you've come to the right place. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Colombo, 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 Pilimathalawa. A holiday in Pilimathalawa can generally be of 1-2 days.

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  • Know the pollution level of Pilimathalawa before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • How safe is Pilimathalawa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Pilimathalawa.

    • Burglary and Theft 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 73.08 (High)
    • Car Stealing 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 73.08 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.46 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.69 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 53.5 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 69.18 (High)
    • Pollution Index 63.36 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 41 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 85 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 18.13 (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.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Pilimathalawa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.2 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 15.94 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 32.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 23.82 USD

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