WHITE WATER RAFTING
There are few world famous water rafting locations in Sri Lanka. Experience the thrill of fun filled, challenging and exciting water sport even though you do not need special skills. The basic skills you can learn as you engage in the activity. The scenery is breathtaking. All safety equipments such as helmets, life jackets are given by the service provider and all you need is a proper kit preferably a swimming suit for you to wear. However those suffering from heart ailments, epilepsy as well as those who are uncomfortable in turbulent water aren’t advised to make a move on whitewater rafting.
The small town of Kitulgala in the hill country is the most famous whitewater rafting location in Sri Lanka. Kitulgala is located about 80 kilometres from Colombo on the A7 main road that runs to Nuwara Eliya via Avissawella. Kitulgala is a pleasant town set amidst all green hills thick with tropical vegetation. The name Kitulgala itself is derived from the Kitul palm tree(fishtail palm tree. Kitulgala is the location of the famous movie of David Lean's 1957 epic, Bridge on the River Kwai. Also this is a village ideal for the bird watchers, a variety of beautiful birds can be located here.A large number of other water sports are available in different locations in the country. Benthara ganga(Benthara river), Kalu ganga and Maadu river are some of them. Fishing, speed boating, jet skiing, Banana rides, Ringo rides, snorkeling, Surfing are some of them. Arugambay is one of the world best wind surfing beaches in the Eastern Sri Lanka.