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 inEdit

By trainEdit

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.

The one train per day from Colombo takes 4-5 hours and costs Rs 270 / 150 (2nd / 3rd class)

There are as many as 8 trains a day between Kandy and Matale, taking 1¼ - 1½ hours, Rs. 70 / 35.

By busEdit

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

By carEdit

Matale is 25 km and 1 hour north from Kandy.

Get aroundEdit

Map of Matale


  • 1 Sri 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 memorial. Where the Matale Rebellion took place in 1848
  • 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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