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Strathisla Guest House
Strathisla Guest House - dream vacation

1 Kandenuwara Rd. Ambalawatta, AlwattaMatale

Knuckles Home Stay
Knuckles Home Stay - dream vacation

Kottagahawela Welangaha Waththa RattotaMatale

Jim\'s Farm Villas
Jim\'s Farm Villas - dream vacation

Ahelepola Pallepola DambullaMatale

Zee\'s Garden
Zee\'s Garden - dream vacation

Meda Weeragama KaikawelaMatale

Mountain Villa Riverston
Mountain Villa Riverston - dream vacation

Pittawala, Ilukkumbura,, MataleMatale

Senri Village Matale
Senri Village Matale - dream vacation

83 Nikawela Wattha PalapathwaleMatale

Kudaoya Villa
Kudaoya Villa - dream vacation

Gammaduwa Estate, GammaduwaMatale

Mahoora Tented Safari Camp - Knuckles
Mahoora Tented Safari Camp - Knuckles - dream vacation

Knuckles Mountain Range, Matala, SrilankaMatale

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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

By train

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.

  • 1 Matale railway station, ☏ +94 066-2222271. (updated Jun 2021)

By bus

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

By car

Matale is 25 km and 1 hour north from Kandy.

Get around


  • 1 Sri Muthumariamman Temple. (updated Jun 2021)
  • Aluvihare Temple. The place where the Tripitaka was translated to Sinhala. 
  • Hindu Tamil Temple. A temple for Tamils of Hindu religion. 
  • Matale Rebellion memorial. Where the Matale Rebellion took place in 1848 (updated Oct 2021)
  • 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. 


Go next

  • Kandy, 26 km to the south
  • Hunnas Waterfall is located 20 km direction south east close to Elkaduwa village in Matale district

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