For those love action packed rafting adventure in Sri Lanka why not try an exciting rafting ride starting from Kithulgala along the Kelani River. The Kitulgala & Kelani River is popular as for 1957 blockbuster movie “Bridge on the River Kwai” in which the bridge was blown when the train was crossing the river was filmed in Kithulgala. This place is worthwhile for visiting and photographing as you pass the rapids of Kalani River.
Take a tour of the surroundings the old fashioned way, climb aboard on a gentle giant and journey through the gardens of the hotel. A large wooden platform is secured atop the elephant; this platform could hold up to four passengers comfortably. As the elephant waddles through take in the view of Habarana and the surrounding wilderness. Be prepared to stoop down low to avoid collision with the tree branches that invade the path.
White water rafting in Kelani river dose not requires higher degree of rafting skills or swimming experience, even for the people who are experimenting it for the first time, families and small group’s can go for a thrilling ride down the Kelani River. This is because the rapids of Kalani River are graded as 2 and 3. Some of the rapids of the Kalani River are named with unique names such as Virgin’s Breast, Killer Falls, Butter Crunch and Head Chopper.
Kithulgala is easily accessible both from Colombo and Kandy. It is possible to arrange a Rafting Excursion with transport or without transport depending on your requirement.
Your safety is our main concern that’s why we only use best quality boats and safety equipments (every rafter is given a lifejacket and a helmet) which are up to international standards. And not only that our instructors are highly experienced local staff whom will guide you through out the tour. They will tell you what to do and what not to do. The instructors are experienced enough to handle the boat in extreme conditions.