For those looking to include a little soft adventure in their Sri Lanka holiday Kitulgala is an easy fit boasting medium level (depending on time of year) white water rafting on the majestic Kelani River surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery.
White Water On the Majestic Kelani River
Just 2 hours from Kandy you can include an afternoon’s rafting before heading on a further hour and half to the tea plantations of Hatton or Nuwara Eliya. Alternatively you won’t regret spending a night here as there’s plenty of other things to do. On the river you can experience canyoning or waterfall abseiling and on dry land the forest is popular for hiking, full of birds and butterflies.
As a nod to the film industry, its claim to fame is that it was used as the location for the film "Bridge on the River Kwai", although the bridge no longer exists.
With a double monsoon, low water is rarely a problem and the best conditions are during the summer and November / December. For a more peaceful ride travel from January to April.