Kitulgala Sri Lanka is a small town which is 3 hrs -95 km away from Colombo. The Commercial Capital Sri Lanka and located in the Sabaragamuwa province. Kitulgala is a wet zone rain forest and gets two monsoons each year.
The Bridge on the River Kawai by David Lean’s 1957 –the Academy Award Winning movie was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala. And still you could witness the remains of the concrete foundations of the bridge.
White-Water Rafting at Kitulgala
White-Water Rafting is also a famous location among-st the Adventure travelers. For White-Water Rafting, Stream Sliding with Confidence Jump, Waterfall abseiling, Jungle Trekking, Bird Watching and Cave Exploration, and many other activities. And also kitulgala very popular location for adventure based training programs. The white water rafting is the most famous activity in Kitulgala. Which you could experience in the stretch of Kelani River, 5 km upstream. The river provides grade two and three rapids. You will experience 5 major rapids and 3 minor rapids during the activity and highly recommending to follow all the guidance and to use the safety equipment given by your guide. The white water rafting activity will complete within 1 hour time and that will be the most unforgettable and thrilled 1 hour of your life time.
Mr Deepal Warakagoda the prominent Sri Lankan Ornithologist discovered The Serendib Scops Owl at the Makandawa Rainforest,(near to Kitulgala) and the hills above the rubber plantation is a nature home for many other birds including mountain hawk eagle, crested tree swift and Layard’s parakeet. For Bird Watching in Sri Lanka Tours Kitulgala is an ideal place.
Key Adventure Activies of Kitulgala Sri Lanka
– White water rafting
– Stream Sliding with confidence Jump
– Jungle Trekking
– Belilena Caves Exploration
– Bird Watching
– Flat Water Rafting