White water rafting Kitulgala is one of the best activities that you can have for lifetime thrill in Sri Lanka. Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone rainforest. According to International Scale of River Difficulty, Kelani River at Kitulgala offers an ideal setting for a range from 1 to 4 (ISRD). White water rafting in River Kotmale offers 3-5 rapids grades than Kitulgala. But the most famous place is Kitulgala with many more activities based on water sports.
White water rafting takes about one and half hour run each for 5km with five rapids graded 2 and 3. If you are experienced raft-man you can have another 5 km with 2 more hard rapids. Kotmale and Mahaveli rivers are other places you can have this experience. If you want grade 5 water rafting experience, river Kotmale is the best place for that.River Kotmale consist 4 and 5 rapids. It begins just below St. Clair’s Falls, lasts for nearly 6 hours.
During the night Kitulgala offers another thrilling activity. That is Black water rafting. Not only that but also waterfall abseiling and trekking, birds watching, Flatwater rafting, Confidence jump & Stream Slides are some other activities you can have at Kitulgala. During April to November southwest monsoon rain, gently increase the water level of Kelani River. With modern rafts equipped with safety gear, white water rafting in Kitulgala will bring you one of the unforgettable memory in your life. So, ready for white water rafting?