Matale, situated in the middle of the country is famous for spicy. Cocoa, rubber, vanilla, cardamom, cinchona and jackfruit are the main plantations that can be seen in Matale. Further, the city's main economic activities include Tourism, Business and Trade. Sigiriya which is the most atraction place in Sri lanka give support to increase tourrism in the district. King Kashyapa who was the son of King Dhatusena built his palace on top of the rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes. The entrance of King Kashyapa palace was designed with the lion-like structure. Therefore, it was named Sinhagiri. Sigiriya is famous for frescoes, created during the reign of Kasyapa. Wasgamuwa national park is another major destination in Matale which is also home to a number of wild elephants. There are many volunteering programs belongs to this national park and as a volunteer, you can take part in a number of activities designed to better understand the elephant populations around Wasgamuwa National Park and their movements.
Aluvihare temple known as Ridee Viharaya is a sacred Buddhist place located in Matale. Aluvihare temple is considered as the first Thripitaka written temple in King Walagamba’s era. During this period, there was a famine all over the country. Therefore, Buddhist monks faced lots of difficulties to protect Buddha Sasana. Because of this situation King Walagamba decided to transcribe Thripitaka using ola leaves.
Sri Muthumariamman Temple is a Hindu kovil arranged in Matale. The Temple is committed to Mariamman who is the goddess of downpour and fruitfulness. It is otherwise called Arulmigu Sri Muthumari Amman Kovil. The main religious festivals held at the Sri Muthumariamman Temple is the chariot festival and also a large hall which is used mainly for ceremonies such as weddings.
Sembuwatta Lake is located close to the Campbell’s Lane Forest Reserve in Matale. This is a man-made lake created from natural spring water and adjacent to it’s a natural swimming pool as well. The Sembuwatta Lake belongs to the Elkaduwa Plantations and surrounded by pine trees and tea-covered slopes. This natural beauty is breathtaking and looks very relaxing.
This national spice garden establishes as a study and research center in Sri Lanka. This is a concept of the Sri Lankan government. Sri Lanka has a big history of spices traditionally they use much more healthy spices for lots of years. As a visitor of this national spices garden, you can learn about spices and also buy spices. There was an information center to solve your problem abut spices of Lankan. If you are interested in Sri Lankan spices this is the best place for you. National spice garden is open 8.30 am to 4.00 pm for visitors.
Padiwita Ambalama is a historic building which is located Mathalee. It was built in the center of the paddy field. This has been built during the Kandyan kingdom, before the British invasion. In the past, this building was used as a resting place while walking also uses as a place for passing night. The Padiwita Ambalama is built upon a platform raised by granite stumps held by four large wooden beams. The wooden pillars which hold the roof are extensively carved
Nalanda gedige is a historic building located in Mathale which is a mix of Hindu and Buddhist architecture. Known as the structure was created between the 8th and 10th century AD. Some historians guesswork that it was a bold attempt at a fusion of Tamil and Sinhalese cultures while others say the assembly started out as a Hindu temple constructed in the Pallava style, which was later used by Buddhists. In the South, Indian kings established themselves in the wake of the declining Sinhalese monarchy. This is known as the center of Sri Lanka.