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Matale (Sinhala: මාතලේ) (Tamil:மாத்தளை) often written as Mathale (pronounced Maathalé), is the largest town of the Matale District of the Central Province, of Sri Lanka. It is 142 kilometres (88 mi) from Colombo and near Kandy. Surrounding the town are the Knuckles Mountain Range, the foothills were called Wiltshire by the British. It is a mainly agricultural area, where tea, rubber, vegetable and spice cultivation dominate.

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Find crucial information and trip planning details about Matale, which is a city in Sri Lanka. When planning a trip to Matale, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Colombo. Attractions in Colombo include Independence Square, Galle Face Green, Seema Malaka. Also, to reach Matale, you'll have to take a flight to Colombo; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Matale*

  • Pollution Statistics in Matale

    Know the pollution level of Matale before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Matale: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Matale for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Matale.

    • Burglary and Theft 63.46 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 55.36 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 76.79 (High)
    • Car Stealing 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 51.79 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 58.93 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60.71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 32.14 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
  • Living in Matale - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 43.85 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 69.18 (High)
    • Pollution Index 72.99 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 41 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 85 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 18.13 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Matale

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Matale

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.95 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 16.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 34.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 25.04 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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