Top 10 Things to do in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka

December 22, 2017 Jasper Kershner

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.
Restaurants in Kurunegala

1. World's tallest granite Samadhi Buddha statue in Kurunegala

Rideegama, Kurunegala 60000, Sri Lanka
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

World's tallest granite Samadhi Buddha statue in Kurunegala

Reviewed By Sapaya - Kandy, Sri Lanka

I recommend you not to visit this place on a holiday. It will ruin your mood as loads of people visit this place. This place is a ancient buddhist monastery but the crowd jumble the serenity. Visit this place when no crowd is there. You will feel serenity

2. Ethagala

Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
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Ethagala

Reviewed By Raintree_Thailand - Bangkok, Thailand

The massive bare rock mountain provides a hugely impressive setting for the large Buddha statue. The statue itself is not such impressive quality, but the setting makes the place memorable. Can be reached by car of a steep walking trail up the face of the rock.

3. Ridi Viharaya

Ridigama Village, Kurunegala 60000, Sri Lanka
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Ridi Viharaya

Reviewed By Pamila75 - Kurunegala, Sri Lanka

Located few kilometres away from the Kurunegala town, this wonderful temple is a glory to piece loving mind. King Dutugemunu received silver for Maha Saya from this place, thus the name temple of Silver, or Ridi Vihara

4. Excellent Lanka

Kurunegala 60038, Sri Lanka
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Excellent Lanka

Excellent Lanka, place where senses are delighted and desires indulged. A place of colors, sounds and unexpected pleasures. A place where you pick the pace and you choose the mood.

Reviewed By Chandranath M - Bengaluru, India

I have traveled from India(Bangalore) without any Hotel booking without any pre-planning for the site seeing. I couldnt contact Madhusudan through my relatives who already visited Sri Lanka and with good feedback from them. And it was true, Madhusudan planned our travel route entire west, Mid and north Sri Lanka just in 5 nights 6 days. I didn't book any hotels and Madhusudan could manage hotel arrangements as we moved on. It was good decision as we have no time waste time in returning back to hotels, 1 night in hotels in each place we cover worked well. all 3 star hotel with good accommodation and food. Madhusudan has got 10 seater Toyota vehicle which was comfortable for my family of 4 members. It was wonderful and memorable trip

5. Selyn

No 195 Colombo Road, Kurunegala 60000, Sri Lanka +94 37 2 232188
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Selyn

Selyn is a Sri Lanka’s only Fair Trade Guaranteed Handloom company that engages the traditional community of Handloom weavers in bringing to you products handmade with 100% cotton and infinite measures of skill and devotion. You will find bright and beautiful fabrics, garments, toys, home-ware, other accessories and souvenirs to carry to your loved ones back home! Truly Sri Lankan! Visit our other stores in Colombo, Kandy and Negombo

Reviewed By TimothyStraight - Yerevan, Armenia

I travel to Kurunegala every year, and always stop by the Selyn showroom there. They have recently completely rearranged the display, and it looks great! Their trademark bright colours and fashionable clothing always find their way into my suitcase. And don´t miss a look at the weaving centre behind the showroom. You can hear the ´clackety clack´of the looms while inside..just ask to be shown out back!

6. Panduwasnuwara Kingdom

Wariyapola Road, Kurunegala 60000, Sri Lanka +94 37 2 291065
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Panduwasnuwara Kingdom

Reviewed By Handradi - Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka

Panduwasnuwara is an ancient city in the Kurunegala area. King Parakramabahu set up his temporary capital in this city during the 12th century. Although Panduwasnuwara is not as spectacular a sight as the capital cities Anuradhapura or Polonnaruwa, it is worth exploring and is closer to Colombo. Museum is small but best to start at the Museum and get directions to the ancient kingdom sites. There are lots of ruins of the Kings palace, Buddhist monestries and ancient temples short distances apart. It is best to drive in a vehicles to see the sites as it spreads over an area of 20 hectares. Dont miss to see a very interesting type of latrine and urinal with a cement floor. The solied water from closet was conducted along a conduit into a circular brick-built pit lined up with rings of terra cotta. We covered only the Palace & the monasteries. If you have time visit the ancient temple Panduwasnuwara Rajamaha viharaya.

7. Classic Wing Travels

Kurunegala 60000, Sri Lanka
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Classic Wing Travels

Classic wing Travels Agency approved by Sri Lanka Tourism Authority. We are organizing tours on Adventure, Culture, Archaeology, Nature, Wild Life, Bird Watching etc. We have engaged a team of well experienced tour guide lecturers who speak languages such as Spanish German, Italian, Japanese, French, Russian, and many others. We provided Air-conditioned and comfortable vehicles to transport guests and accommodation at star hotels as required by guests. Other than the tour programs published here we will make any program according to your requirements. Please contact us and forward the required areas of tours then we will provide the tour program by return mail.

Reviewed By jayagodavita - Yokohama, Japan

Everything about this tour company was wonderful. After getting no response from the large operators such as Classicwing Travels, I found this tour company on Facebook and they certainly went the extra mile on all aspects to make our 7 day trip everything that we eagerly waited for. From elementary discussions with Upul Karunarathne, you get the feeling that you are dealing with a professional. Everything was itemised and costed, with a truly bespoke tour put together for us (we had a few off the track sites that we wanted to visit, and these were accommodated for). Everything was well-organized prior to our arrival with good recommendations on hotels and attractions to make sure we got the most out of our trip.
Kumara (our chauffer guide for the whole 7 day trip) was one of the most ardent individuals we met on our trip. He has a comprehensive knowledge and incessantly pointed things out along the way that were of enthusiasm, whether it be a plant, animal or place of worship. He has a real passion for his country and it was great to hear about the history that this tremendous place has. He literally couldn't do enough for us he was always cheerful.
Everything could be customised on route, and we altered the day activities as we wanted. This made it that much more relaxing. Kumara was always glad to work around what we wanted out of the day, and not what was in the schedule, which we loved. The vehicle we had was a new Toyota (KDH) van with air-con and we felt very safe throughout the trip.
We had the best time in Sri Lanka and I would highly recommend this company with much confidence and equally look forward to using them again in the future.
Thanks Upul Karunarathne and Kumara for the unforgettable experience. It wouldn't have been a pleasant reality without you!

M.C.P.J. Godavita
Nakaku- Yokohama shi Noge 2-90
Sakuragicho Skyheights 907
Yokohama Japan 231-0064

8. Amaze Tours

No 8/3 Keth Mawatha,Kandy Road, Kurunegala 60000, Sri Lanka
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Amaze Tours

We Amaze Tours a truly known tour agent who arrange you the best tour ever in Sri-Lanka.We have ready made tours and we are capable to design a tour upon your interest and desires with our vast experienced team.Explore Sri-Lanka with us.Bentota has been a popular beach destination among tourist in Sri-Lanka due to its sandy Beaches with calm water making it perfect for diving and water sport activities.Turtle Hatchery and the boat safari in Maadu river are some other places to visit.we arrange multi day tours according to your desires.Contact us to plan your tour in wildlife,beach stay,historical,hill country visits etc.,

Reviewed By sophkb - London, United Kingdom

We have just finished an amazing 14 day tour with Salee - he was a really great guide, very attentive and informative and keen to show off his beautiful country. The whole trip was brilliant, better that we could have imagined. Thank you so much!Thank you so much for your kind response. we are as amaze tours very glad to make your holiday a brilliant one.Thanks once again and visit us again.

9. eDream Team

Putthalam Road, Kurunegala 60000, Sri Lanka
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eDream Team

Reviewed By Christopher A - Fgura, Malta

I booked a cheap flight to Poland online through e-dreams (my first time using this online agent) as I found that the flight offered was a bargain being the only direct flight. However apart from the added costs that e-dreams add along with the offered airline price until the time you book, I had another surprise expense at the airport. Though I went early to check in the agents of Wiz Air , Aviaserve, at the airport told me I also incurred a 35Euros charge (30 for Wizz and 5 their service charge) for not having checked in online. I hadn't seen anywhere this condition that if you do not check onlne you would be charged at the airport! Never happened to me with other low-cost airlines. The Aviaserve staff told me that edremas were responsible to inform me about these added costs but edreams never answered my complaint emails. I had already tried to complain with edreams to see how I was being charged an extra 25% over the actual flight costs that I found on the Wizz Air website. No answers, after having tried despreately to find some form of customer care contact email on the eDream website. Someone from edream contacted me for an added service and I took the opportunity to send my complaints but no answer! I also sent the receipts of the extra charges for the airport check-in to eDreams as directed by Aviaserve in the Malta airport however again no answer. eDreams? Forget it!!

10. Hemas Tours Sri Lanka

Kurunegala 60000, Sri Lanka
Hemas Tours Sri Lanka

Firstly I would like to recognize me I’m Henantha but so many foreign friends call As “Hema” so I’m still working sri lanka navy and I would like to opening door for you like to see and feel countryside, otherwise I hope facilitate good and honestly services and trust about all of comes to sri lanka as my best and cheaper. Worldwide people to like visit sri lanka we can provide good and reliable.

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