Yakkala

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Yakkala
Yakkala is located in Sri Lanka
Yakkala
Yakkala
Coordinates: 7°05′09″N 80°02′00″E / 7.085955°N 80.03333°E / 7.085955; 80.03333Coordinates: 7°05′09″N 80°02′00″E / 7.085955°N 80.03333°E / 7.085955; 80.03333
Country Sri Lanka
DistrictGampaha District
Time zoneUTC+5:30
Area code(s)033

Yakkala is a township located on Colombo-Kandy Highway (A1), 30 km away from Colombo, Sri Lanka. It forms part of Gampaha Municipal Council and belongs to Gampaha District, Western Province. Its elevation is 30m above MSL. Distances from Yakkala to main cities are; 30 km to Colombo(A1), 86 km to Kandy(A1), 4.5 km to Gampaha(A33) and 13 km to Radawana(B479).

Some of the main bus routes running through Yakkala are;

1 (Colombo-Kegalle,Kandy), 6 (Colombo-Kurunegala), 8 (Colombo-Matale), 15 (Colombo-Anuradhapura, Vavuniya, Jaffna - via Dambulla), 16 (Colombo-Nawalapitiya), 17 (Panadura-Kandy), 19 (Colombo-Gampola), 22 (Colombo-Ampara), 38 (Colombo-Bibile), 48 (Colombo-Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa), 49 (Colombo-Trincomalee), 57 (Colombo-Anuradhapura - via Wariyapola) and 79 (Colombo-Nuwaraeliya, Welimada).

You can travel to all but two (Puttlam and Ratnapura) districts of the country with a single bus from Yakkala.Yakkala is famous for the long-standing Ayurveda medicine family of Wickramaarachchi. Wickramaarachchi Ayurveda Institute of University of Kelaniya is also situated in Yakkala.

Main attractions around Yakkala include ancient Buddhist cave temples of Warana, Pilikuththuwa, Uruwala and Maligathenna.