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Pallepola is a typical rural town close to Matale, set at the heart of Sri Lanka’s picturesque Central Province. The tranquil surroundings dotted with verdant farms and coconut plantations make for a relaxing getaway. Thanks to its proximity to the cultural heritage sites of Anuradhapura, Kandy, Sigiriya, and Polonnaruwa, Pallepola is an ideal base for explorers. National parks with their bounty of natural wonders as well as alluring botanical gardens are also within easy reach of this small settlement. While there is plenty to do around town, take time to explore Pallepola’s charming family-run eateries and rustic-style restaurants to soak up the local vibe and sample real Sri Lankan food.

Highlights

  • Farms and Plantations
  • Cultural Heritage Sites
  • Botanical Gardens

Activities in Pallepola

Personalized Tour of Sigiriya Rock

Sigiriya, which translates to Lion’s Rock, is aptly named as it juts out of a granite peak, standing tall at 180 meters and dominating the surrounding dense jungle. Witness Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which is uniquely shaped and can be seen from great distances. You can also discover the fascinating rock paintings and frescoes of Sigiri apsaras (mythical dancing damsels), painted inside the cavity of the western rock face. Discover the style of 7th to 10th century graffiti by visiting the Mirror Wall! (Duration: 5 hrs; Private Activity; Travel Time to Activity: 1 hr; Timings: 08:30 hrs – 16:30 hrs; The climb is rather difficult with lots of steep steps.)

Places to Stay

Jim's Farm Villas
Jim's Farm Villas

Style: Farmhouse / Estancia

Jim’s Farm Villas in Pallepola offer a serene stay surrounded by lush slopes and paddy fields. Set amid vast acres of greenery, this eco-farm welcomes you into a tropical haven with its fruit trees, spice gardens and gracefully swaying palms.

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