RIVERSTON PEAK

The Riverston Peak in Sri Lanka can be reached by traveling, about 30km away from the Matale town, down the Matale – Girandurukotte Road. This secretive windy road, with its sharp hairpin turns, offers some of the best views to the surrounding countryside; to the extent that it is called the Mini World’s End. Though it is very popular among locals, the area is comparatively unknown amongst mainstream tourists. Therefore, the area offers up the natural beauty of Sri Lanka; fresh, green, and unpolluted by vendors, tourists, garbage, and unsightly buildings. With climates very similar to the Hortons Plains, where the World’s End is located, Riverston trek also offers two graceful waterfalls Sera Ella and Bambarakiri Ella. Sera Ella also has some conveniently located rock seats from which a visitor can enjoy the refreshing cold spray of misty droplets. The nearby freshwater river, Thelgamu Oya, can be used for a quick cooling dip or even just a refreshing splash before or after a long arduous trek.