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Entry Fee : LKR 250
The Aluvihare Rock Temple is also called Matale Alu Viharaya. It is a sacred Buddhist temple situated in Aluvihare, Matale District of Sri Lanka. Surrounded by hills, the gorgeous Aluvihara cave is located 30 kilometres north of Kandy on the Matale-Dambulla road.
The history of Aluvihare Rock Temple goes back till the 3rd Century B.C. It was during the rule of King Devanampiyatissa. The King was the one who built the dagoba, the Aluvihare. He also planted a Bo sapling and founded the temple after the introduction of Buddhism to the country during his rule. The temple has many caves, stupas and religious paintings.