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MataleHikingSightseeingAdventureNature & Wildlife

Recomended duration
3+ Hours
Best time of the year to visit
Throughout the year

Little bit about Riverston

Located in the idyllic hills of Matale Riverston is one of the main attractions of the Lankan highlands. Every year hundreds of local and foreign trekkers venture into the Riverston national park to enjoy the sprawling hills and the scenic swaths of land Riverston has to offer.

The Riverston National Park is a nature lovers paradise. Anyone who wishes to get lost in the beauty of nature would find themselves to be right at home in Riverston. Unpolluted by human inhabitance, the park is home to a wide array of fauna and flora as well. Most visitors opt to camp under the stars and enjoy the beauty of Riverston without disturbing this beautiful oasis.

Two of the most breathtaking waterfalls in Sri Lanka are found in the Riverston area. The Sera Ella Falls and Bambarakiri Ella Falls are a true testament to the beauty of a waterfall. A climb to the top of the waterfall can be undertaken by experienced climbers with proper gear to take in the views from above. Regular visitors can sit at the bottom of the waterfall and enjoy the cooling spray from the water.

The Riverston Peak is the crown jewel of the Riverston Trek. With paths lying along the misty hills you can also appreciate how the locals live in perfect harmony with nature. The terraced paddy cultivation is a feature unique to the locals of this area. Even though
it is a long climb the peak has a jaw dropping 300m drop with breathtaking views of the adjoining Knuckles Mountain range. Riverston is most definitely a bucket List item for any tourist coming to Sri Lanka.


How to reach Riverston

Getting to Riverston is relatively easy. It is just 30km away from the Matale town on the Matale Girandurukotte road which is one of the most scenic routes in Sri Lanka. The road takes you through seemingly endless misty hills and winding hairpin turns all the
while offering some of the best views Sri Lanka has to offer. The views from Riverston are so entrancing that it is called the mini worlds end, reminiscence of the World End cliff in Horton Plains.

Things to know before you go

  • Be ready for windy and cold climate


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