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Reached in less than a two hour drive from Rosyth Kittugala is one of the best locations in Sri Lanka to go white water rafting. The Kelani River flows through the Kitulgala’s rock strewn sections and the rapids provide ample pleasure for anyone seeking a rafting experience. The actual run takes about 1 ½ hours to 3 hours depending on how much time you want to spend in water, during which you encounter grade 2 and 3 rapids, bearing unique names such as Butter Crunch, Killer Falls, Head Chopper and Virgin’s Breast.
The river’s clear water tumbles through a rocky gorge just above Kithulgala. As the river widens, the river passes the scenic location used for the film – “Bridge over the river Kwai” filmed in 1956, which is also a great place to jump in for a refreshing swim. For those who would like to enjoy the river and its wonderful scenery without the thrills and spills of large rapids, rafting is possible through the flatter section of the lower gorge, suitable for children over six and family groups.
We recommend that clients check that their insurance is valid for this hazardous activity.