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White Water Rafting & Adventures in Sri Lanka

Experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River in Kitulgala covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 5 KM. The river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, with a memorable experience during your White Water Rafting Tour in Kitulagala. 

A mere 2 hour drive from Colombo-Nuwara Eliya road, Kitulgala is a Rain Forest patch which attracts many resident and foreign tourists for its natural beauty. 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 but there are myriad of leisure and adventure activities that can be done in Kutulgala.


At Sri Lankan Expeditions, suggests following things to do if you are planning a trip to Kitulgala,

  • White Water Rafting in Kelani River
  • Rain Forest walks to see beautiful streams and waterfalls
  • Stream slides and confidence jumps (Canyoning) 
  • Waterfall Abseiling
  • Mountain biking on the roads or in the forest
  • Visit pre historic Belilena caves in which the 12,000 year old skeletal remains of the prehistoric Balangoda man (Homesepiens Balangodensis) have been found
  • Bird Watching
  • River expeditions

While one night or two nights stay is recommended Kitulgala can be enjoyed in one day also. But staying a night will be a nice experience. A night out in an eco lodge near the river bank in Kitulgala is amazing experience amidst a roaring campfire.

On your request we at Sri Lankan Expedition would be happy to formulate an itinerary and send it to you which include transfers, accommodation and activities for your Kitulgala holiday.

Tours can be arranged for anything from 1 hour to a half-day including lunch.

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