White Water Rafting

Kitulgala located amidst green hills and tropical vegetation.is considered the most famous place for white water rafting and the location was chosen to film the 1957 Oscar-winning film “Bridge on the River Kwai”. It is also popular for sports like confidence jumping, stream sliding, waterfall abseiling, jungle trekking, bird watching, cave exploration and river trips and expeditions. The ability to swim is a definite advantage but a compulsory Personal Flotation Device will be provided to protect you from drowning. The white water rafting takes approximately 90 minutes with five rapids namely Head Chopper, Virgin’s Breast, Butter Crunch, Killer Fall and the Rib Cage. The best period to raft is between May to December. Sitawaka River off Avissawella is the second option for White Water Rafting in Sri Lanka with the run lasting 2 hours and is best suited for experienced rafters. Ulapane, near Nawalapitiya and River Kotmale which begins below St. Clair’s Falls, lasts for nearly 6 hours, and offers experienced rafters 5 rapids unraveling magnificent views of the hills.

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