Aluvihara rock monastery is beside the Kandy-Dambulla road, 3 km north of Matale. The monastery caves are situted among rocks . One of the monastic caves contains horror chamber.
Aluvihare is a rock monestery on the Kandy-Dambulla highway. The monestery was established during the 1st century and situated between rocks.
You can get to the Monestery by a three wheeler which will cost you about Rs.150/- and take you about 15 mins to get there from the Matale Town.
The best and cheapest way to get to Matale is to take the intercity train from Colombo to Kandy (Rs.200/- and takes 2 1/2 hours) and then take and intercity air conditioned bus from Kandy to Matale (Rs.25/- and takes 45 mins)
There are regular buses (air con and normal) from Kandy terminating in Matale. The journey takes about an hour and it's a fairly scenic route through the hills. If you're coming from the north, take a bus to Kandy and hop off along the way.