The 10 Best Things to Do in Gampaha, Sri Lanka

December 20, 2017 Deane Carmody

Gampaha (Sinhala: ගම්පහ [ˈgamːpaha]; Tamil: கம்பஹா [gam ɭpaha]) is a major city in Gampaha District, Western Province, Sri Lanka. It is situated to the north-east of the capital Colombo. It is the sixth largest urban area in Western Province, after Colombo, Negombo, Kalutara, Panadura and Avissawella. Gampaha is also the second largest urban centre in Gampaha district, after Negombo. According to the facts of central index prepared by urban development authority (UDA), Gampaha develops around 95% although the population is less than in Negombo. Gampaha has a land area of 25.8 hectares and is home to the offices of 75 government institutions.
Restaurants in Gampaha

1. SL Driver Tours - Day Tours

No:147/E Boragodawatta Minuwangoda, Yatiyana, Sri Lanka +94 76 856 3472
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5 based on 360 reviews

SL Driver Tours - Day Tours

Reviewed By Mojoey - Sydney, Australia

Just returned from 14 days with Amila and SLD. We had an ambitious tour program, which after researching thoroughly online beforehand, knew would only be possible with the help of a driver. As seasoned backpackers, it was a bit of an adjustment for us to have a driver and make plans for the entire trip (having previously travelled largely off the cuff), but in a limited two week period we didn't have the luxury of making it up as we went along. Amila was our driver and from beginning to end he was polite, funny, friendly and helpful. Whilst we'd researched quite a bit beforehand, Amila helped us significantly with local knowledge, organising our train tickets ahead of time (very important during peak season), guiding us up Mountains (we never expected him to do this, but it was greatly appreciated) and navigating questionable roads to find our off the beaten path accommodation (other guests told us about how angry their drivers were about the bad roads, yet Amila did it all with a smile and a laugh). At all times Amila took great care to ensure we were safe, comfortable and happy - even contacting us at the airport to make sure we were able to board our plane and then once more to make sure we'd safely arrived home. His car was always spotlessly clean at the beginning of the day, despite the mess we'd left it in the day before.
Thank you Amila for your hospitality and care.

2. Sri Lanka Tailored Tours

Ja Ela, Gampaha 11390, Sri Lanka
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5 based on 46 reviews

Sri Lanka Tailored Tours

Be assured that you will be touring with a 'Tourist Chauffeur Guide Lecturer' registered by the Sri Lanka Tourism Authority. You can arrange your Sri Lanka tour with us before you leave home by choosing one of our detailed tours or planning a tour of your own.

Reviewed By Nigel C - Chippenham, United Kingdom

Upul had been recommended to us by a couple who we met in Tanzania. We have traveled extensively and usually book our long haul travels through a specialised tour operator in the UK but we wanted to try something different. I contacted Upal via email explaining our interests, where we would like visit and that would prefer using local guest houses and we particularly wanted to visit the north and Jaffna, I also asked him to include any other areas of interest that I may have omitted. We quickly agreed a 2 week tour beginning and ending in Colombo, then we decided to add a week on the coast for some down time which meant Upul needed to amend the itinerary, which he did without any fuss.
We were met at the Airport by Upul and we commenced our tour and what a great 2 weeks it was, we could not have asked for a better guide. He was extremely informative covering the vast history, culture and religious aspects of his country and he just drip fed us the background of the places we were visiting as we drove along rather than just bombard is with endless facts and figures. At Ella we met some other clients of his who were travelling in the reverse direction and they suggested a couple of places / experiences to try and after speaking to Upul after a couple of phone calls he amended our itinerary to accommodate our request. We were very impressed on his flexibility towards the tour. We only had bad hotel and Upul was not convinced we should stay for the 3 scheduled nights so between us we identified an alternative and he made all the arrangements for us to move. He knew I was a keen photographer and was always willing to stop for photos and if I told him the type photo I was looking for he identified a suitable place /location for it. At the end of each day he summarised what he had planned for the next day to ensure we we're happy.
It was a superb tour, well organised and conducted at a steady pace so we saw everything and more we wanted to. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to our friends.

3. Sanju Tours

Minuwangoda 11550, Sri Lanka
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5 based on 26 reviews

Sanju Tours

...AYUBOWAN... For your dream vacation in Sri Lanka, I invite you to contact me to organize a personalized tour especially for you enjoy the rewards that Sri Lanka offers you. With my experience of more than 8 years, i am sure it will be an unforgettable life event for you and I myself committed to organize your journey with comfort, safety, educable and affordable.

Reviewed By nilasorathia - Cardiff, United Kingdom

We had wonderful time in Sri Lanka travelling round with Sanjay . Sanjay is very friendly person he is a good guide as well as good driver.He took us round to the all beautiful places in our itinerary and he has good historical knowledge of the places and also very good in explaining to us.
If you visiting Sri Lanka he is the driver and guide for you

4. Lankan Travels

Sanasa Complex, Katunayake Road | Naiwala, Veyangoda 11100, Sri Lanka
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5 based on 11 reviews

Lankan Travels

We are a leading Sri Lankan Tourist Company in Sri Lanka since 2005. We have experienced staff with friendly drivers and tour guides. We offer affordable tour packages with maximum fun and the happiness with a safe and comfortable drive. You can visit Sri Lanka under Religious/ Cultural/ Beach/ Eco and more categories. Our guides will explain you very simply and accurately.

Reviewed By spain4me61 - Berkeley, California

Sri Lanka is a wonderful country to visit. History, ancient sites, beautiful Beaches, hotels and friendly people.My friends and I just spent a week in Sri Lanka and had a relaxing and magnificent visit due to our guide Malin. He is very intelligent and knowledgeable of the history, culture and politics of his country and appears to really enjoy showing it off . He was also very accommodating to any changes in our travel plans and went beyond the call of duty to go out of his way to pick up my laptop that I had left in our previous hotel. To top it off he is a wonderful conversationalist with a sense of humor which makes a huge difference when there are long hauls between villages and sites. I am am definitely going to recommend him to my friends who are about to traveling there. If you are going to Sri Lanka you should try to book him as your guide. Cheers!

5. Travel Way Lanka Tours

Kadawata, Sri Lanka
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5 based on 13 reviews

Travel Way Lanka Tours

Reviewed By MichaelFromMac - Minneapolis

Last April my wife and I did a private 22-day driving tour around southern and western Sri Lanka. Our driver/guide/organizer was Kamal Janaka, who was absolutely a superb guide. When you spend 22 days together in a car, the relationship you have with the tour leader is crucial to your enjoyment and satisfaction. Kamal was not only a very safe and responsible driver he was also a knowledgeable guide who spoke perfect English and who introduced us to the history, culture, beauty, and cuisine of Sri Lanka. He became our good friend and close companion for the duration of the trip.
In the summer of 2017 Kamal set up his own tour company called Travel Way Lanka. I can enthusiastically recommend this company for all your Sri Lankan travel needs based on my previous experiences. You will certainly not be disappointed. (The photo is of my wife, me, and Kamal in the center.)

6. Traveler Ceylon Tours

Raddolugama 11400, Sri Lanka
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5 based on 8 reviews

Traveler Ceylon Tours

English speaking tour guide for one day or multi day tours from Katunayake or Colombo for local sightseeing or day tours to Kandy, Sigiriya, Galle, Yala Gaming park, etc. For those wishing to travel further private multi day trips can be arranged to suit the requirements of travelers. Sightseeing trips include Air fare, transport, organisation itineraries and guides for historic sites.

Reviewed By SarahOli1980 - United Kingdom

I was really really happy with TCT's service. All of the staff from the very begining. Kavinda, Akila our chauffeur, Kumar our Guide. They all were well over what we expect them to provide. We felt so secure and felt I know these guys from...MoreThank you madam for your 5 star. And thank you for your recommendation. It means everything to our team.

7. Travco Adventures

1b/41/R, N.H.S, Raddolugama, Seeduwa 11410, Sri Lanka +94 77 676 1823
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4.5 based on 102 reviews

Travco Adventures

Plan Your Holiday With A Smile, With Travco Adventures Network within Sri Lanka Our string of well connected network of contacts, partners and suppliers it enables us to provide you with excellent, quality and cost-effective packages to suit any of your requirement to assure you get your money’s worth. Best packages no one else but Travco Adventures can offer.

Reviewed By Jibinraj - Kochi (Cochin), India

It was for the first time, we chose a package trip. Was little skeptical about the price while choosing the package. We put a request for quotes via Traveltriangle. Received multiple quotes. After Reading the reviews, we chose Travco. Very much satisfied with their service. They provided a Toyota Prius for the trip and the chauffeur, Ruchira was very friendly and very helpful. Accommodations provided by them were top notch. We had a nice time at Sri Lanka. Thank you Shanil and Travco

8. Sri Lanka Travel Advice

Ja Ela, Gampaha 11350, Sri Lanka
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5 based on 12 reviews

Sri Lanka Travel Advice

We are experienced and safe tourist drivers with compatible air conditioned vehicles. We offer affordable prices for our customers. Our drivers are always friendly and flexible. We do cultural tours, city tours, sightseeing tours, day trips and transfers. We give good service for our customers to make them happy.

Reviewed By Louis L - London, United Kingdom

Where do I even start!?
When we first arrived in Sri Lanka, Anton was waiting for us with a smile on his face. He was very professional and accommodating from the offset. He was extremely well organised and had planned our week out well. His knowledge of Sri-Lanka is outstanding and because of this we learnt a lot about the island as the week went by. We had never had a driver on a holiday before, but we have heard stories of how some drivers in Sri Lanka can be quite minimalistic in what they offer i.e. they just drive you to and from your destination. One thing that we noticed with Anton quite quickly is that he is extremely friendly and because of this, as the week went by he quickly became more than a driver to us and like a friend. We enjoyed being in his company and spent lots of time with him outside of the 'driving' work. He walked through the woods with us and we all spent the afternoon at nine-arch bridge. We had so much fun, laughing and telling jokes. We even taught Anton a little bit about sarcasm which was a very new concept to him - it was great by the end of the week where we all felt comfortable enough to be sarcastic around one another, like friends.
Anton could never do enough for us. If it was raining, he would come out in the night and bring us an umbrella just so as we didn't get wet on our way to a restaurant. He recommended things to us as we went by them during our trips but was never pushy in anything he suggested. He knew the kinds of things that we were looking to do and tailored his ideas to us based on that. Never did we feel that he wanted us to do anything that have an amazing holiday.
It was sad when we departed after our first week and although our second week was still amazing, it wasn't the same without Anton. We definitely want to come back and see some more of Sri Lanka and when we decide to do that, we wouldn't even hesitate to book with Anton again. We've recommended him many times to people that we know - it's the easiest five-stars i've ever given. Outstanding!

9. IPHA Lanka Travels & Tours

Bandarawaththa Road | No 50 A, Seeduwa 11410, Sri Lanka
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5 based on 47 reviews

IPHA Lanka Travels & Tours

IPHA Lanka is a fully licensed Travel Agency which began its operation in beginning of 2013. We are a team of professional chauffeurs who has minimum of 10 years of tourism experience in Sri Lanka. We aspire to be the most sought after travel agent in sustainable tourism platform.

Reviewed By MWHAHAHAHA

Found IPHA Lanka tours by a recommendation from a friend. Anthony (owner) was helpful and knowledgeable when planning our trip. He gave us tips and ideas for a 9 day tour.
Upon arrival Anthony was punctual and picked us up without issues. He had a large comfortable van with plenty of space. Provided water and wifi.
Due to personal reasons, Anthony left us after one day and efficiently organised a second driver Preethi, without any issues. I mention this, as we spent most of our trip with Preethi, and while the planning and organisation of the trip may have been done by Anthony, it was Preethi who made our trip fun and set it apart with his sweet, gentle, friendly manner.
The highlight of this entire trip was the elephant safari that had been organised by Anthony and Preethi. We were taken in a jeep by an experienced local who knew exactly how to avoid crowds and get as close to the elephants as possible.
Another noteworthy point is the wifi that was provided in the car. Being vegetarians, we needed to constantly look for restaurants in towns where we could eat, and ease of internet allowed us to do so. The water was also plentiful such that we never had to purchase a single bottle or worry about dehydrating!
Overall the entire trip was extremely memorable and enjoyable, all thanks to the team of Anthony and Preethi. We always felt safe and comfortable. Couldn't recommend them highly enough.

10. Sri Lanka Destination Tours

Ja Ela, Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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5 based on 11 reviews

Sri Lanka Destination Tours

Sri Lanka Destination Tours offer Inbound Tour Operations,Transportation,Hotel Reservation,Chauffeur Guiding, Sight Seeing,among other service.Every tours is Tailor Made to the entire satisfaction of the clients needs.We can arrange and advice to visit places such as Historical,Cultural,Heritage,Eco,Adventure etc.

Reviewed By Abuazghan - Muscat, Oman

Remarkable trip , well planned and organized by Mr. Primal . Dear Mr.Primal Thanks for your support and arrangement’s which you made for us. Hotels was well selected and booked well in advance . Time management was admirable , Sure your humility & Loyalty will...MoreThank you.

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