Places To Visit In Matale

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Here are the top 10 tourist attractions to see in Matale :

1. Knuckles Mountain Range

Knuckles Mountain Range

0 km
from city center
1 out of 10
places to visit in Matale

Knuckles Mountain range is an unusual terrestrial landform located in Matale and Kandy, in Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name was given by the British, and the locals call this range 'Dumbara Kanduvetiya', which means mist-laden mountains. Knuckles Mountain Range is called so because of its uncanny resemblance to the fingers of a clenched fist. The range is a World Heritage Conservation Area and is relatively untouched. The range features 34 peaks, ranging between 900 metres to 2000 metres. Five of these mountain peaks make the formation of a clenched fist.

2. Meemure

Meemure

25 km
from city center
2 out of 10
places to visit in Matale

With a population of a mere 400, Meemure is on the border of Matale and Kandy district, 175 km from Colombo. This remote village has no cellular connectivity or a direct postal service. The staple crops here are cardamom, pepper, ginger and paddy.

3. Muthumariamman Temple

Muthumariamman Temple

0 km
from city center
3 out of 10
places to visit in Matale

Muthumariamman Temple, also known as Arulmigu Sri Muthumari Amman Kovil is an ancient, colourful temple in Matala, Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name of the temple can be broken down into three parts, 'muthu' meaning pearl, 'mari' means rain and Amman means mother. Thus, this temple is dedicated to Mariamman, the goddess of rain and fertility. It is a magnificent, colorful temple, with tall towers, intricate carvings and realistic statues of gods and goddesses.

4. Aluvihare Rock Temple, Matale

Aluvihare Rock Temple, Matale

0 km
from city center
4 out of 10
places to visit in Matale

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.

5. Sembuwatta Lake

Sembuwatta Lake

9 km
from city center
5 out of 10
places to visit in Matale

Sembuwatta Lake is a beautiful attraction point located within the village of Elkaduwa in Matale district of Sri Lanka. A quiet and ravishing human-made lake made up of natural spring water, Sembuwatta Lake is adjacent to the Campbell’s Lane Forest Reserve.

6. Nalanda Gedige

Nalanda Gedige

23 km
from city center
6 out of 10
places to visit in Matale

Nalanda Gedige is an ancient stone temple situated within the Matale district. The initial location of the temple was considered the centre of Sri Lanka.

7. Pitawala Pathana

Pitawala Pathana

17 km
from city center
7 out of 10
places to visit in Matale

Pitawala 'Pathana' is a grassland located in the Matale district. It is more famously known for its resemblance to World's End in the Horton Plains National Park. It is a part of in the Knuckles Conservation Forest located in the central province.

8. Bambarakiri Ella

Bambarakiri Ella

9 km
from city center
8 out of 10
places to visit in Matale

The beautiful Bambarakiri Ella waterfalls are within the Matale district of the central province, near the Rattota town. The falls are mighty and at the same time, pleasant. Two falls subside here. A small fall is hidden inside the jungle and is named ‘Kuda Bambarakiri Ella’ where ‘Kuda’ implies ‘little’. The primary falls allow tourists to sit peacefully and enjoy the sound of splashing water.

9. Wasgamuwa National Park

Wasgamuwa National Park

0 km
from city center
9 out of 10
places to visit in Matale

Teeming with elephants, leopards and more, Wasgamuwa National Park is undoubtedly a must-visit for a chance to explore Sri Lanka’s fascinating wildlife. History and wildlife come together at Wasgamuwa National Park. Around 225 km from Colombo, the park is famous for its large number of Sri Lankan elephants, almost a whopping 150 in a herd!

10. National Spice Garden

National Spice Garden

3 km
from city center
10 out of 10
places to visit in Matale

The National Spice Garden located in Matale has an Information Center as well as a Sales Center where visitors can learn about the plants and buy spices respectively. Some of the spices available for sale here are cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger and pepper vines. The herbal brew they serve here is a must-try.

FAQs on Matale

What are the top sightseeing places in Matale?

The top sightseeing places in Matale are Knuckles Mountain Range, Muthumariamman Temple, Aluvihare Rock Temple, Matale, Sembuwatta Lake, Nalanda Gedige, Pitawala Pathana.