Matale, Sri Lanka

Discover Matale, Sri Lanka

Matale is a large administrative capital and urbanised centre located at the heart of the Central Hills of Sri Lanka. It lies in a broad, fertile valley at an elevation of 1,194 ft above sea level. Surrounding the city is the Knuckles Mountain Range, the foothills were called Wiltshire by the British.

It is also known as the spice capital of Sri Lanka and is home to some of the best spice gardens.

Things to do in Matale

Some of the great things you can enjoy in Matale include:

Spice up your life
Enjoy a tour of a spice plantation to learn more about the various spices.

Explore the rock cave temple
Aluvihara Rock Cave Temple is a sacred Buddhist temple whose origin can be traced back to the 3rd Century B.C to the reign of King Devanampiyatissa. A trip to this temple is rewarded with a peaceful ambience and picturesque hill views.

Be wowed by waterfalls
The Bambarakiri Ella is a set of magnificently cascading waterfalls set amidst the enchanting green forest of the Knuckles mountain range in Matale.

The best way to see Matale

If you would like to visit Matale, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays?  Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you. Contact our travel experts on 01792 315499 or email for more information.