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Riverston (Re-western) – Knuckles Range

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Riverston is a tower situated at the edge of Knuckles Mountain Riservaton which is on the way of Matale - Ilukkumbura road. It is about 28 kilometres from the Matale town. The turn to Reverstan Tower is right at the 28km post.There is a gap on the way to the tower, which is so windy. The area is covered by mist in most of the times. There is a distance of two and half kilometers from the entrance to the tower, where vehicles are not allowed in. every body have to walk!

Riverston gap was located in the middle of Rattota – Pallegama road and it was the summit of the same. Being located in a windy gap on a range of scenic mountains with frequently changing climate, Riverston was highly popular with local travelers. The climate was changed in every minute. Some times it brought little sun rays. Some time a tiny rain with cool wind. But most of the time we were wrapped with a thick mist. Really that was an amazing experience.

Some time there is a thick mist. The mist was as thick as to not to see even any things in two meters. The surrounding was freezing & wet but comfortable. It seemed to be at the gate of the heaven. Yes it was; Knuckles, a world heritage rain forest.