Kurunegala is surrounded by coconut plantations and rubber estates located near Colombo and Kandy. The name Kurunegala has been derived from the Elephant rock "Kurune" means tusker. Kurunegala is majorly surrounded by Buddhist people and famous for its Budhist temples include Athkanda Raja Maha Viharaya, Ibbagala Raja Maha Viharaya, Angangala cave temple, Wilbawa Purana Viharaya and Bauddhaloka Viharaya. Other attractions include Silver Temple, Munneswaram Temple, Yapahuwa, Panduwasnuwara, Arankele Monastery, Dadagamuwa Viharaya etc.
Flying to Kurunegala: Bandaranaike International Airport or Colombo Airport (73 km away) is the nearest airport to Kurunegala. It provides domestic flights to Batticaloa, Bentota, Dickwella, Hambantota, Nuwara Eliyaand Sigiriya and international flights to Abu-Dhabi, Delhi, Bangalore, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow, Singapore and Tokyo.
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