Matara Tourism

Visit Matara - Best of Matara

Matara (Sinhalese: මාතර, Tamil: மாத்தறை) (originally Mahathota) is a major city in Sri Lanka, on the southern coast of Southern Province, 160 km from Colombo. It is a major commercial hub, and it is the administrative capital of Matara District. It was gravely affected by the Asian tsunami in December 2004.

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Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Matara, Sri Lanka. Matara is located at a short trip away from Colombo a major city in Sri Lanka. Colombo is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Independence Square, Galle Face Green, Seema Malaka. To explore Matara, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

Matara is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

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Facts and Stats for Matara*

  • Matara: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 79.17 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 55 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 70.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.83 (Moderate)
  • Living in Matara - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 46.56 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 31.53 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 23.93 (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 Matara

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.56 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 16.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 48.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 24.8 USD

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

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