Gampola is a beautiful town situated in Valley Surrounded on all side by hills. Its ancient name was Gangasiripura so called because of the Mahaweli (Mahaweli Ganga) flowing by its side. This region formed part of Maya Ratta and in the present day it falls within Kandy District, Central Province. It is about 470 m above the sea level with a temperature between 18C – 24C it has an annual average rainfall of 1450mm. So, Gampola is town that receives the above mentioned rainfall because of the Monsoon rains. Here land is available.
The base point for the entire central province is located at the cemetery in Gampola. There fore people in Gampola consider it to have great value.
Gampola is a Main junction from where people can travel to Hatton, Nuwaraeliya, Kotmale, Colombo, Kandy etc.
The Area of the city is 5,566 sq. Miles
Many temples and shrines such as Gadaladeniya, Ambekke, Lankathilaka, Niyangampaya, Bothalapitiya, Gangathilaka Ganarama, Ranthatiya, Rathanagara Viharaya, etc: but Gadaladeniya, Ambekke and Lankathilaka are out side the Gampola town.
The mountain to the west are located 1km away from Gampola town is known Ambuluwawa rock hill Which is 3560 feet above sea level, and is parched on 927 acres. From the top of Ambuluwawa five mountains can be see, including SRIPADA.