Experience in Kithulgala

Rafting World Adventures

Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone rainforest, which gets two monsoons each year, and is one of the wettest places in the country. Nevertheless, it comes alive in the first three months of the year, especially in February, the driest month. Large numbers of people make the excursion from Colombo at weekends to enjoy the beautiful scenery, play in the river, and have an excellent rice and curry lunch at the local restaurants. The Kelani river is wide at Kitulgala, but it is shallow apart from a deep channel near the opposite bank, so in the drier months it provides a safe and attractive place to swim, wash and play.

Things to do
  • Abseiling
  • Zip - Lining
  • White Water Rafting
  • Canyoning

Experience in Kithulgala

Abseiling & Zip - Lining


White Water Rafting

Our Attractions

The Kelani River is safe except for some shallow parts in the opposite bank, it's a very secluded place to enjoy swimming and water sports like rafting. People enjoy picnics beside the lake and are often seen indulging in their favorite water sports. Wild and harmless fishes swim about the lake; all in all it provides a natural get-away for people finding peace.

More Experience in Kithulgala

Bird Watching at Kitulgala

Kitulgala also attracts bird watching enthusiasts and nature lovers in addition to the White Water Rafters in view of the birdlife abound in the Kitulgala Forest Reserve. Most of the birds found in the Sinharaja Rain Forest are seen at Kitulgala too. Since the Kitulgala Forest Reserve is a secondary forest that is more open than the densely wooded Sinharaja, the endemic species like Orange-billed babbler, chestnut-backed owlet, Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Green-billed Coucal and Spot-winged Thrush are spotted with lesser trouble.

Kitulgala Rapids

Kitulgala White Water Rafting takes about a 90 minute run each for 6.5 km with five rapids graded 2 and 3. The Rapids with their own distinctive characters are aptly named: Head Chopper, Virgin’s Breast, Butter Crunch, Killer Fall and the Rib Cage. Riding modern rafts equipped with safety gear, White Water Rafting at Kitulgala is safe for even kids over 10 years in age.

The Best Period for White Water Rafting at Kitulgala

The best time to enjoy White 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 White 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.

  • * Comprehensive Safety Breif
  • * Certified Professional guides
  • * International Standard safety Equipments
  • * Firstaid kit & Dry bag
  • * Mobile Phone in case of Emergency

Contact Us


Ginigathhena Rd, Kalukohuthenna, Kithulgala


076 7747424

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