Kithulgala is Located 84km (52 miles) away from Bandaranaike International Airport, Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka, which is known as one of the wettest places in the country.
The rock-strewn stretch of the Kelani River at Kitulgala offers an ideal setting for White Water Rafting, and the city is more famous as the location of “The Bridge on the river Kwai” acclaimed for winning no less than 07 academy awards in 1957 directed by David Lean.
Kitulgala is also fascinates bird watching enthusiasts, and offers various leisure and adventure activities like Cycling/Walking trails, Forest trails and camping, River expeditions, Confidence jump and Stream slides.
The best time to enjoy Water Rafting at Kitulgala is the period between May to December. During periods of heavy rain, the river could turn out to be very volatile and Water Rafting becomes very unsafe. The adventure operators on site would advise all water sports enthusiasts on the matter. However water levels could drop surprisingly fast, turning the river to its regular state during the rainy season as well.