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Matale is a city in the Central Province of Sri Lanka about 150km away from Colombo, the capital and 25 km north of Kandy



Matale has a tropical climate, like the rest of Sri Lanka.


The town has a mixed culture. The city centre has a majority of Sinhalese with a minority of Muslims and Tamils, very much like Sri Lanka as a whole.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

The town has only one railway station and that's the last one on that line. Trains arrive at Matale from Kandy and Colombo only.

By bus[edit]

Matale is situated on the A9 highway which connects Kandy and Jaffna.

By car[edit]

Matale is 25 km and 1 hour north from Kandy.

Get around[edit]


  • Muthumariamman Temple.
  • Aluvihare Temple. The place where the Tripitaka was translated to Sinhala.
  • Hindu Tamil Temple. A temple for Tamils of Hindu religion.
The Memorial to the famous Rebellion of 1848
  • Matale Rebellion in 1848. Where the Matale Rebellion took place.
  • Dole well.


  • Aluvihaya Temple from Aluviharay
  • Rangiri Dambulla Temple
  • NaLanda Temple ("GEDIGE")



  • Home Seas Restaurant.



  • Rest house Matale, Park Rd , Matale (A-9 road), +94 66 222-2299. 4 air-con rooms and 10 fan rooms.


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