White Water Rafting in Sri Lanka
Are you looking for challenging recreational activity and a thrilling water sport? Then White Water Rafting in Sri Lanka will be the ideal sport to try while you are in Sri Lanka. Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka which is famous for White Water Rafting in Sri Lanka. It is considered to be a rainy forestry area that gets two monsoons each year. Also, it is considered to be one of the places which get the highest rainfall in Sri Lanka. The Academy Award-winning movie, “The Bridge on the River Kwai” was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala.
You can experience White Water Rafting in the Kelani River. Also, you can cover 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. This activity can be done by anyone above the age of 10 years. The suppliers will provide you the safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing beforehand. The distance covered will be approximately 5kms.
The boulder-strewn stretch of the Kelani River at Kitulgala offers an ideal setting for White Water Rafting. White water rafting in Kitulgala is suitable for anyone who is a first-time rafter or and expert. The best time to enjoy White Water Rafting at Kitulgala is the period between May to December.
Kitulgala White Water Rafting takes about a 90 minute run each for 6.5 km with five rapids graded 2 and 3. The Rapids with their distinctive characters are aptly named as below.
- Head Chopper
- Virgin’s Breast
- Butter Crunch
- Killer Fall
- The Rib Cage
Kitulgala is not famous only for white water rafting. It is also famous for Jungle Walks, Adventurous waterfall jumps/ slides, and bird watching. Sri Lanka is one of the best places to try white water rafting, adventure activities, and camping altogether.
Adventure Activities in Kitulgala including White Water Rafting
- Flat Water Rafting
- Waterfall Abseiling
- Rainforest Trekking
- Confidence jump and Stream slides
- Zip lining
- Bird Watching
White Water Rafting Tour in Kitulagala, Sri Lanka would be one of the most memorable.
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