This crafts centre draws on the rich traditions of the area, producing quality batik, embroidery, carpentry and brasswork. It occupies a sprawling compound of bungalows, workshops and gardens up in a forest. The centre’s kitchen does meals for groups of four (book by phone a day ahead); it costs Rs 1000 per person for a banquet of many rices and curries.

It's located 2km north of Matale, up a side road off the A9 highway. A three-wheeler from Matale will cost about Rs 400 return, including waiting time.