Rajitha Herath

Travelling is not just about going to see new places, take photos and share on facebook. What about the adventure part? We should not miss it! When it comes to Hiking, it's all about Adventure and fun. So one fine day we went to have a great adventure to a hilly area in Sri Lanka named "Matale". There you can see this amazing mountain range named "Riverstone".


~On the way to the hill~

This amazing creation of nature is Located approximately 30 km from the Matale town, when travelling on Matale – Girandurukotte road, rather windy with quite a few hairpins turns but in good condition, offers great views all around with a mini worlds end, lot less travelled by main stream tourists. Climatic conditions here are very similar to Horton plains with the addition of having two great waterfalls “Sera Ella” and “Bambarakiri Ella”, both of which are a site for sore eyes, don’t forget to relax on the rock seats of “Sera Ella” relishing the cold misty spray of water on your face and Thelgamu Oya offers a great site for a dip in crystal clear but chilly water.


Travelling further upstream on this very scenic stream will no doubt will make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. We recommend that you plan a trekking trip (02.5km) to the mist clad Riverston peak via pittawala pathana, as it offers some of the greatest views of the central hills across the mini worlds end which ends in a sheer drop of 300 meters offering a great vista especially of the “Knuckles range”, and the thelgamu valley below with its terraced paddy field method unique to the central hills of Sri Lanka.


~Having a cup of black coffee at the mountain range~


~Natural sceneic beauty at Riverstone~

There is no wonder why the tourists are attracted to this mountain area. If you are planing for a hike, this is the ideal place for that. And the best part of it is, entrance to this beautiful place is totally FREE! But, make sure you bring necessary equipments with you including water and snacks when you are climbing up. Because, there is no place to buy the things on the way. The government does not allow any shops or stall to be built here as it may disturb this natural beauty.


Things to remember when you are entering to Riverston!

1) Don't bring any polythene wrappers to the site.

2) Bring your own Snacks and water bottles ( But make sure you put them in the right bins after finishing)

3) Liquor consumption is not allowed

4) It is better if you go with a travel buddy in order to have the best experience. Because they know each and every corner of this mountain range that you should not miss (Water falls, Streams.. etc)