Best things to do in Matale and around

While taking time off to relax you can also discover the miracles of Sri Lanka. Matale is in the top of the list when it comes to interesting attractions to visit and things to do. Embark on a trekking trip, or drive to these delightful destinations to be awed by the wonders of this beautiful island.

This ancient Hindu temple, dedicated to the Goddess Shakthi - also known as Amman - has a history of more than 200 years. It is famous for the annual “Theru” Kovil function which attracts devotees from all corners of Sri Lanka.

10 minutes from Hilltop Manor Matale

Best things to do in Matale

This ancient Hindu temple, dedicated to the Goddess Shakthi - also known as Amman - has a history of more than 200 years. It is famous for the annual “Theru” Kovil function which attracts devotees from all corners of Sri Lanka.

10 minutes from Hilltop Manor Matale

Visit the historical Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic or “Sri Dalanda Maligawa”, housed in what used to be the royal palace. A top attraction, the “Esala” procession takes place in August.

1 hour from Hilltop Manor Matale

Best things to do in Matale

Visit the historical Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic or “Sri Dalanda Maligawa”, housed in what used to be the royal palace. A top attraction, the “Esala” procession takes place in August.

1 hour from Hilltop Manor Matale

Aluvihara temple is where the “Thripitaka” or the Pāli Canon was put into written word on palm leaves. There are many caves with frescoes nearby this temple.

10 minutes from Hilltop Manor Matale

Best things to do in Matale

Aluvihara temple is where the “Thripitaka” or the Pāli Canon was put into written word on palm leaves. There are many caves with frescoes nearby this temple.

10 minutes from Hilltop Manor Matale

An ancient temple of fabulous stonemasonry, Nalanda Gedige is believed to have housed Buddhist monks. It is also considered as the centre-point of Sri Lanka.

50 minutes from Hilltop Manor Matale

Best things to do in Matale

An ancient temple of fabulous stonemasonry, Nalanda Gedige is believed to have housed Buddhist monks. It is also considered as the centre-point of Sri Lanka.

50 minutes from Hilltop Manor Matale

Known to resemble the knuckles of a closed fist, the mountain range is a site of great biodiversity and natural wonders.

1 hour 50 minutes from Hilltop Manor Matale

Best things to do in Matale

Known to resemble the knuckles of a closed fist, the mountain range is a site of great biodiversity and natural wonders.

1 hour 50 minutes from Hilltop Manor Matale

Another beautiful mountain destination, Riverston leads you to a great view at the top. You will be passing several gushing waterfalls on your way up.

1 hour 20 minutes from Hilltop Manor Matale

Best things to do in Matale

Another beautiful mountain destination, Riverston leads you to a great view at the top. You will be passing several gushing waterfalls on your way up.

1 hour 20 minutes from Hilltop Manor Matale

The largest cave temple in Sri Lanka, Dambulla boasts of statues and murals worth visiting. It is believed to be established by King Walagamba of the Anuradhapura dynasty.

1 hour 10 minutes from Hilltop Manor Matale

Best things to do in Matale

The largest cave temple in Sri Lanka, Dambulla boasts of statues and murals worth visiting. It is believed to be established by King Walagamba of the Anuradhapura dynasty.

1 hour 10 minutes from Hilltop Manor Matale

The Lion-rock citadel, Sigiriya is a massive rock with ruins of a luxury palace at the top. The legends hint at an earlier beginning, perhaps at the time of King Ravana.

1 hour 40 minutes from Hilltop Manor Matale

Best things to do in Matale

The Lion-rock citadel, Sigiriya is a massive rock with ruins of a luxury palace at the top. The legends hint at an earlier beginning, perhaps at the time of King Ravana.

1 hour 40 minutes from Hilltop Manor Matale

Sembuwaththa lake is an artificial tank filled with spring water. Flanked by lush greenery, Sembuwatta is ideal for you to sit and reflect on life’s greatest mysteries.

1 hour from Hilltop Manor Matale

Best things to do in Matale

Sembuwaththa lake is an artificial tank filled with spring water. Flanked by lush greenery, Sembuwatta is ideal for you to sit and reflect on life’s greatest mysteries.

1 hour from Hilltop Manor Matale

Pitawala Pathana makes up the north entrance to the Knuckles Reserve. Its extraordinary vantage point - “Mini world’s end” - also known as ”Lover’s Leap”- is perched atop a steep hill.

1 hour 30 minutes from Hilltop Manor Matale

Best things to do in Matale

Pitawala Pathana makes up the north entrance to the Knuckles Reserve. Its extraordinary vantage point - “Mini world’s end” - also known as ”Lover’s Leap”- is perched atop a steep hill.

1 hour 30 minutes from Hilltop Manor Matale

A magnificently cascading waterfall situated closer to the small town of Rattota, Bambarakiri Ella is made up of three separate 10m tall falls.

40 minutes from Hilltop Manor Matale

Best things to do in Matale

A magnificently cascading waterfall situated closer to the small town of Rattota, Bambarakiri Ella is made up of three separate 10m tall falls.

40 minutes from Hilltop Manor Matale

Located in a small village closer to Matale Sera Ella pours down in a curtain of clear waters. It makes up a stunning view in full flow between November and March.

2 hours from Hilltop Manor Matale

Best things to do in Matale

Located in a small village closer to Matale Sera Ella pours down in a curtain of clear waters. It makes up a stunning view in full flow between November and March.

2 hours from Hilltop Manor Matale