is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. It is
in the wet zone rain forest, 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. The Academy Award-winning
The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed on the
Kelani River near Kitulgala, although nothing
remains now except the concrete foundations for
the bridge (and, supposedly, the submerged train
cars that plunged into the river in the climactic
scene). Kitulgala is also a base for white-water
rafting, which starts a few kilometres upstream.
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
The river can be crossed by walking out across
the shallows and crossing the deep channel in
a dugout canoe, which is stabilised with an outrigger.
Sri Lanka's most recently discovered bird, the
Serendib Scops Owl was originally heard calling
byDeepal Warakagoda in these forests.
The hills above the rubber plantations also have
Mountain Hawk Eagle, Crested Treeswift and Layard's
White Water Rafting...From
mild liquid fun to white knuckle white water,
guarantee the 'Adventure of a Lifetime'
Spend much needed quality time together, strengthen
family bounds, recharge tired minds and bodies,
and indulge in weekend of thrills and pleasures,
what better way than a short drive away from the
hustle and bustle of the city to the most pictorials
site in Sri Lanka, Kithulgala. We are luckiest
to own the most beautiful area of the flowing
river and the natural pool in Kitulgala with Natural
River Pool bath, and Buffet Lunch of Sri Lankan
Menu and any verity of your choice.
Adventure Base Camp... are the luckiest
to the most beautiful area of the flowing river
and the natural pool in Kitulgala. We could accommodate
100 to 150 guests with 05 attached bath eco rooms
and Five deluxe rooms facing the beautiful Kelani
Adventure Base Camp...have presently
built up 16 new tents which could be accommodate
to 40 guests and clean common bathrooms which
could accommodate for about 125 guests. We posses
two large restaurants which could cater to a very
large crowd and a eco friendly conference hall
suitable for any type of official gathering, meetings
along with the internet café which would
be very much useful for gests business activities.
Also Adventure Base Camp... are in a position
to cater to any type of a menu according to the
guest's needs and we have own rafting center with
a very strong leadership camp with very experienced
trainers under the BCU licensed.