Kurunegala is the capital of the North Western Province. This town is the main hub that connects major towns where Kandy, Matale, Puttalam, Negombo, Kegalle, Trincomalee, Colombo, by road or rail. it is the gateway to the cultural triangle of ruined cities like Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla. Kurunegala is situated about two hours drive from the country’s capital, Colombo and 1.5 hours from the international airport.
Kurunegala has been named after the Elephant rock. “Kurune” means Tusker or an Elephant with protruding teeth and Gala in Sinhala means rock. Kurunai means Tusker or an Elephant and Gal in Tamil means rock or hill.
Kurunegala’s old name was Hasthishaila-pura, which can be translated as The city of the Elephant rock in Sanskrit. In some ancient literature, the word Athugal-pura is also employed to describe the city of Kurunegala. From our hotel Kamrel, you can visit those places within few minutes.
Yes,of course.We have car park facility with more than 60 Cars.
It is situated about two hours drive from the country’s capital, Colombo and 1.5 hours from the international airport.