Kadugannawa is a small town situated in the Kandy District in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is governed by the Urban Council. Situated along the A1 road that lies west of Peradeniya, the town does not have too many places to see and things to do however, visitors can still undertake a day trip to explore this lesser known city of Sri Lanka. Very well connected to the other parts of the country, you can easily reach the Kadugannawa via the Kadugannawa Railway Station that makes the town easily accessible for the tourists coming here.
On the direction of William Francis Dawson, the first modern highway on the Colombo Kandy road was built in the year 1820. This highway has also worked well to facilitate ease of transportation within the city. Sadly, before the completion of the highway, William Francis Dawson passed away. In his memory, the Dawson Tower was constructed in the Kadugannawa.
Kadugannawa is a town that most visitors tend to drive through without stopping by. However, if you take our advice, this city is worth taking a break as it has some unsual tourist attractions that can catch your attention. So, while you are out exploring Colombo, do take a stop over and visit this beautiful town.