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Kandaketiya

Tucked away within the scenic bounds of Sri Lanka’s Uva Province lies the village of Kandaketiya, where simplicity and cultural heritage merge beautifully. With a welcoming population of 23,075 spread across 26 Grama Niladari Divisions, this hidden gem offers an intimate glimpse into Sri Lankan village life’s enduring traditions and natural splendour.

Located 223 kilometres from the bustling capital of Colombo and just 57 kilometres from the picturesque town of Ella, Kandaketiya stands as a peaceful retreat amidst natural beauty. This village, embraced by nature’s bounty, invites visitors to a world where life moves to the rhythm of nature and the cycles of agriculture.

Total Population

23,075

GN Divisions

26

Kandaketiya

Kandaketiya serves as a living museum of Sri Lankan traditions, where homes, temples, and fields narrate stories of communal harmony and cultural continuity. The village thrives on agriculture, with lush paddy fields, vibrant vegetable gardens, and fragrant spice plantations painting a picturesque landscape of rural industriousness.

Exploring the Natural Wonders of Kandaketiya

The village’s proximity to Ella offers avenues for exploration and adventure, making Kandaketiya a gateway to the region’s natural attractions. Activities like hiking through verdant forests, bird watching in the countryside, and trekking to secluded waterfalls draw visitors closer to the untouched beauty of Kandaketiya’s environment.

Spiritual Sites and Sacred Traditions

The spiritual landscape of Kandaketiya is marked by ancient temples and shrines, safeguarding the village’s rich spiritual and historical heritage. These sacred sites not only provide solace to the villagers but also offer a window into the architectural and spiritual legacy of the area.

The Warmth of Kandaketiya’s Community

Its people are at the heart of Kandaketiya, known for their warmth and hospitality. Visitors are welcomed into the community with open arms, providing a genuine experience of Sri Lankan rural culture through engagement with local traditions, culinary practices, and arts and crafts.

GN CodeName
005Mahakele
010Badulluoya West
015Kandakepu Ulpotha
020Hevandana
025Mahathenna
030Baduluoya East
035Kandaketiya
040Welaoya
045Kivulegedara
050Kirivehera
055Wewathenna
060Maliyadda
065Pallewela
070Mudagamuwa
075Dikkumbura
080Hapathgamuwa
085Bopitiya
090Bogahakumbura
095Beramada
100Godunna
105Wasanagama
110Thetilla
115Thalakumbura
120Galauda
125Bokanoruwa
130Narangala
  • Police Station: 055-2245622
  • Hospital: 0552 245 661
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