Navigate a raft around the white waters of Kelani River at Kitulgala on a raft, close to location where award winning film Bridge on the River Kwai was built. Kitulagala, Sri Lankas most popular site of Whitewater rafting is located on the banks of River Kelani Ganga, at a distance of 80km from Colombo.
The stretch of the River Kelani around the village, the "Kitulgala rapids" range from Grade 2 to 4. The names of the rapids are no less seductive to that of the waters: Virgin's breast, Butter Crunch, Killer's Fall, White quarter, Head Chopper, Rafter's quarter. Waters having washed away your sins, you get cured of all your fears by the end of a 7 km stretch of the river wild, tumbling over 7 rapids within 90 minutes with the hands of yours, your buddies & the hand of god (with apologies to legendary Diego Maradaona) saving you from a couple of violent tosses. All is well since a pilot kayak is guiding you.
The season for Whitewater rafting at Kitulgala is the period of April to November. During this period southwestern monsoon of Sri Lanka gently increase the water level of River Kelani Ganga. A single torrent of heavy tropical rain could make the stretch of River Kelaniya Ganga at Kitulgala swell terrifyingly and could look furious. Nevertheless the water level could drop and the river could calm down to its natural and regular state to make all the Whitewater rafters enthusiastic. The on-site Whitewater rafting operators would advise and guide you all on all occasions.