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Kithulgala Rafting

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Kithulgala located in Wet Zone in Sri Lanka and is famous for water Rafting in Famous Kelani river flowing through Kithulgala. This is a rain forest area, which gets two monsoons each year, and is one of the wettest places in Sri Lanka. Nevertheless, it comes alive in the first three months of the year, especially in February, the driest month.

The Academy Award-winning movie The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala, although nothing remains now except the concrete foundations for the bridge Kitulgala is the base for white-water rafting in Sri Lanka.



The Kelani river is wide at Kitulgala than other parts in the country, but it is shallow apart from a deep channel near the opposite bank, so in the drier months it provides a safe and attractive place to swim and .

Kithulgala has a jungle area near the river and it’s rich in birds and some endemic animals and plants. This area has most of the rain forest bird species that are found at the World Biosphere Reserve at Sinharaja, although in lower numbers. However, the secondary forest and cultivation at Kitulgala is more open than the pristine woodlands of Sinharaja, and elusive endemic species like Sri Lanka Spur fowl, Green-billed Conical and Spot-winged Thrush may be easier to see.

Inside the jungles of Kitulgala there are plenty of camping opportunities which can be coupled with White Water Rafting, Bird Watching Jungle Walks, River bathing and many adventure activities.

The water in Kelani river always cold and making a soothing comfort for those who lovet to get on with nature.