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'''Kurunegala''' is a city in the [[North Western (Sri Lanka)| Wayamba]] Province of [[Sri Lanka]].
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'''Kurunegala''' is a city in the [[North Western Sri Lanka| Wayamba]] Province of [[Sri Lanka]].
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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* The local '''"Three-Wheelers"''' ('''Tuk-Tuk'') are an amazingly cheap and exciting way of seeing the city, and they run well into the night. Negotiate the fee with the driver before you hop in as they do not have meters.
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* '''Walking''' is also recommended - the centre is not that large - as a way of seeing shops, shopping area and other sights around the city.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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*<see name="Giant Buddha Statue on Top of the Elephant Rock" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></see>
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*<see name="The Kurunegala Lake" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></see>
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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* '''Laksal''' - Janakala kendraya, Kandy Rd
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* '''Seylin Handlooms''' - Colombo Rd, Vanduragala, Kurunegala
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
*<sleep name="Mid City Rest" alt="" address="142/6, Bauddhaloka Road, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka" directions="" phone="077 3567820" url="" checkin="01.00pm" checkout="12.00p.m" price="2000/=" lat="" long="">Situated in the heart of the town 'Mid City Guest' surrounded with a well maintained garden.08 spacious rooms with A/C and attached bathroom facilities. Delicious meals, homely atmosphere.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Bright Bravo Hotel" alt="" address="3rd Level, Municiple Shopping Complex" directions="" email="brightbravo@deshakthee.com" phone="+94 (37) 2229099, +94 (37) 2220088" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">All rooms are air-conditioned and has satallite TV, inland and IDD telephone facilities.</sleep>
  
*<sleep name="Diya Dahara Hotel" alt="" address="7 North Lake Road, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka" directions="" email="diyadahara@sltnet.lk" phone="94 (37) 2223452, +94 (37) 5266662" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""> Diya Dahara Hotel is situated overlooking the Kurunegala Lake. All major attractions of the city of Kurunegala are reachable from the hotel. The hotel is also situated within driving distance from the cities of Kandy and Dambulla.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Diya Dahara Hotel" alt="" address="7 North Lake Rd" directions="" phone="94 (37) 2223452, +94 (37) 5266662" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" email="diyadahara@sltnet.lk">Overlooking Kurunegala Lake.</sleep>
  
*<sleep name="Hotel Kandyan Reach" alt="" address="344-350, Kandy Road, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka" directions="" email="athgiri@eol.lk" phone="+94 (37) 2224218 / 2224466 / 2224540-3" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""> This 3 star hotel is situated in the Kandy-Kurunegala highway. Due to its proximity to the city, all places of interests in Kurunegala are easily accessible from the hotel. It also offers wedding and conference hosting facilities.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Hotel Kandyan Reach" alt="" address="344-350, Kandy Rd" directions="in Kandy-Kurunegala Highway" email="athgiri@eol.lk" phone="+94 (37) 2224218 / 2224466 / 2224540-3" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Three star hotel. Also offering wedding and conference hosting facilities.</sleep>
  
*<sleep name="Bright Bravo Hotel" alt="" address="3rd Level, Municiple Shopping Complex, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka" directions="" email="brightbravo@deshakthee.com" phone="+94 (37) 2229099, +94 (37) 2220088" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">All rooms in the hotel are Air-Conditioned and has Satallite TV, Inland and IDD Telephone Facilities.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Mid City Rest" alt="" address="142/6, Bauddhaloka Rd" directions="in the heart of the town" phone="077 3567820" url="" checkin="1PM" checkout="noon" price="2,000" lat="" long="">Surrounded with a well maintained garden.  Eight spacious rooms with A/C and attached bathroom facilities. Delicious meals, homely atmosphere.</sleep>
  
*<sleep name="Saru Ketha" alt="" address="2nd Mile Post, Dambulla Road, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka" directions="" phone="+94 (37) 4690667" url="http://www.saruketha.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Saru ketha, an eco-friendly resort is situated in the outskirts of the city of Kurunegala. Easy accesss to places of interest within Kurunegala as well as it is located within driving distance from Dambulla and Kandy.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Ranthaliya Thanayama" alt="" address="Lake Rd" directions="" phone="94 (37) 94-37-2222-298" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
  
*<sleep name="Seasons Hotel" alt="" address="North Lake Road, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka" directions="" phone="+94 (37) 2223452, +94 (37) 5266662" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
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*<sleep name="Saru Ketha" alt="" address="2nd Mile Post, Dambulla Rd" directions="in the outskirts of the city" phone="+94 (37) 4690667" url="http://www.saruketha.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">An eco-friendly.</sleep>
  
*<sleep name="Hotel Situ Medura" alt="" address="Mihindu Mawatha, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
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*<sleep name="Seasons Hotel" alt="" address="North Lake Rd" directions="" phone="+94 (37) 2223452, +94 (37) 5266662" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
  
*<sleep name="Hotel Senasuma" alt="" address="Colombo Road, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka" directions="" phone="94 (37) 2221396" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
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*<sleep name="Hotel Senasuma" alt="" address="Colombo Rd" directions="" phone="94 (37) 2221396" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
  
*<sleep name="Ranthaliya Thanayama (rest)" alt="" address="Lake Road, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka" directions="" phone="94 (37) 94-37-2222-298" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
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*<sleep name="Hotel Situ Medura" alt="" address="Mihindu Mawatha" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
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*[[Kandy]] is 42 km from Kurunegala. The journey takes about 40 minutes by car along the Kurunegala-Kandy highway. Public/private buses to Kandy operate from the Kurunegala Central Bus Stand located in the middile of the city.
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* [[Dambulla]] is reachable within an hour by car from Kurunegala. The distance is 52 km. Public/Private buses also operate between the two cities.
  
 
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Revision as of 15:56, 10 September 2012

Kurunegala is a city in the Wayamba Province of Sri Lanka.

Contents

Get in

Get around

  • The local "Three-Wheelers" ('Tuk-Tuk) are an amazingly cheap and exciting way of seeing the city, and they run well into the night. Negotiate the fee with the driver before you hop in as they do not have meters.
  • Walking is also recommended - the centre is not that large - as a way of seeing shops, shopping area and other sights around the city.

See

  • Giant Buddha Statue on Top of the Elephant Rock.
  • The Kurunegala Lake.

Do

Buy

  • Laksal - Janakala kendraya, Kandy Rd
  • Seylin Handlooms - Colombo Rd, Vanduragala, Kurunegala

Eat

Drink

Sleep

  • Bright Bravo Hotel, 3rd Level, Municiple Shopping Complex, +94 (37) 2229099, +94 (37) 2220088 (). All rooms are air-conditioned and has satallite TV, inland and IDD telephone facilities.
  • Diya Dahara Hotel, 7 North Lake Rd, 94 (37) 2223452, +94 (37) 5266662 (). Overlooking Kurunegala Lake.
  • Hotel Kandyan Reach, 344-350, Kandy Rd (in Kandy-Kurunegala Highway), +94 (37) 2224218 / 2224466 / 2224540-3 (). Three star hotel. Also offering wedding and conference hosting facilities.
  • Mid City Rest, 142/6, Bauddhaloka Rd (in the heart of the town), 077 3567820. checkin: 1PM; checkout: noon. Surrounded with a well maintained garden. Eight spacious rooms with A/C and attached bathroom facilities. Delicious meals, homely atmosphere. 2,000.
  • Ranthaliya Thanayama, Lake Rd, 94 (37) 94-37-2222-298.
  • Saru Ketha, 2nd Mile Post, Dambulla Rd (in the outskirts of the city), +94 (37) 4690667, [1]. An eco-friendly.
  • Seasons Hotel, North Lake Rd, +94 (37) 2223452, +94 (37) 5266662.
  • Hotel Senasuma, Colombo Rd, 94 (37) 2221396.
  • Hotel Situ Medura, Mihindu Mawatha.

Get out

  • Kandy is 42 km from Kurunegala. The journey takes about 40 minutes by car along the Kurunegala-Kandy highway. Public/private buses to Kandy operate from the Kurunegala Central Bus Stand located in the middile of the city.
  • Dambulla is reachable within an hour by car from Kurunegala. The distance is 52 km. Public/Private buses also operate between the two cities.
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