The area is best known for its white water rafting and a variety of water based adventures/sports and wildlife excursions, including birding. A recent discovery of the rare Serendib Scops Owl was lately heard in these forests by a prominent Sri Lankan ornithologist and in the hills above the local rubber plantations, you have the mountain hawk eagle, crested treeswifts, Layard’s parakeets and many other species of birds in residence.
Kitulgala sits on the Kelani Ganga (river) which origins from Adam’s Peak. The area is also famed for the filming of the “Bridge on the River Kwai”. Although the bridge has now been dismantled, its foundations are still visible.
An adventure in Kitulgala ensure adrenaline highs in white water rafting, flat water rafting, canyoning, hiking, abseiling, swimming, sliding off mini waterfalls, caving, jungle treks and river expeditions.
Kitulgala is a small town in the south central region of Sri Lanka and it is a route taken to visit the many beaches and resorts of the southern coast Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone rain forest, which gets two monsoons each year, and is one of the wettest zones in the country, which makes Kithulgala perfect for water sports and white water rafting.