10 Best Things to Do in Kitulgala in 2020 (189 Reviews)

On the face of it, Kitulgala is a small town on the west of the island. Heavy rains drench the region twice a year and sweeping green fields extend up to the horizon. But Kitulgala, though small and rainy, is a popular tourist spot for both locals and tourists alike. Tired and weary residents of Colombo flock to Kitulgala as soon as the weekend hits and tourists from all over the world can be seen enjoying curry, rice, and palm wine as they sit enjoying the cool winds that constantly visit the region courtesy of the open fields and the Kelani river. Of the best things to do in Kitulgala, adventure lovers who want to experience some serious thrills in Sri Lanka will absolutely love the sights that Kitulgala has to offer. The Kelani river is at its grandest when it reaches Kitulgala. This creates a perfect ambience for great white river rafting. The rafting starts at Kitulgala and the river soon takes you into the midst of dense jungles where only the sound of the gushing river and occasional bird calls break the silence. The river currents are magnificent and the adrenaline rush the experience leaves you with, stays on in your memory for a long while.

Apart from river rafting, one of the best things to do in Kitulgala jungles are camping and bird watching. There are also some waterfalls in the jungle which make for great trek trails. Abseiling on the waterfalls is an adventure too. But there are other attractions in Kitulgala for those who do not wish to partake of river and jungle adventures. Visiting the Aberdeen Falls on the Kehelgamu Oya river, or exploring the historic caves of Belilena are interesting ways to spend your time in Kitulgala too. The caves of Belina form an intricate network and are said to contain remains of life from prehistoric periods. Kitulgala’s proximity to Colombo in addition to its myriad adventure offerings and relaxation spots make it a great weekend getaway for travellers in Sri Lanka.

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Camp Bell Lane Cycling and Adventure Tour Best Seller
Camp Bell Lane Cycling and Adventure Tour

13H

Kitulgala

Experience cycling, hiking, waterfall trekking, ziplining and swimming in the hills within the Kandy District with this one day tour. Explore the nature and its beauty with so many activities. About the activity:You will be picked up and driven 15 km to reach Wattegama town and enjoy breakfast in a normal bakehouse. Collect your bicycles, helmets, pair of gloves, water bottles and knee guards and start the cycling tour. Ride 5 km on the 30-degree angle road and 3 km riding on the 50-degree angle road and go through the spicy plants, viewpoint, semi-rural life pattern of villagers, tea plantations and clove garden. After the 8 km ride, you will reach the Hunnas waterfall. Get into the jeep and travel 1 km to reach the trailhead of the Shaheen Mountain hike. Start a 1.3 km hike to the Shaheen Mountain, is famous for the world’s fastest (330kph) diving birds. Paddle for 4 km on an easy downhill and then have lunch at a restaurant.  Paddle 4 km to reach Sembuwaththa which is a very beautiful mountain village and Sembuwaththa lake. Enjoy a 200 m zipline over the lake. You may also be able to enjoy swimming in a natural pool and walk around the lake. Enjoy evening tea with snacks. Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and bottled water will be served during the cycling tour. Minimum occupancy: 2 PaxStarting time: 06.00 amEndtime: 07.00 pm
Superb

37 Ratings

4.0

37 Ratings

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INR 8,899

INR 7,700

Bird Watching and Cycling Expedition in Kitulgala Best Seller
Bird Watching and Cycling Expedition in Kitulgala

9H

Kitulgala

Kitulagala, based in between Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, refers to a town that contains great potential in adventure sporting. Surrounded with lush green forests and comprising of the beautiful Kelani river, the location becomes a prominent spot in Sri Lanka for great thrills and adventure. The location is famous for white water rafting and many other thrilling activities, thus encouraging visitors to explore the location.About the Activity:The Kitulgala cycling expedition lets you explore the adventuresome spot and wander across Makandawa forest reserve with enjoying a bird-watching session. You also get the chance to visit the mountain village and explore the Belilena Cave along with grasping the village lifestyle of the location.With the package, you are provided with comfortable bicycles and helmets. The package comes with comfortable hotel pickup & drop off facility on a tuk-tuk along with letting you grab delicious lunch and snacks. The tour is also accompanied with the assistance of an experienced and English-speaking local guide. The package is inclusive of all entrance fees to the forest reserves and taxes.Timings: The package has a duration of 9 hours, where the tour begins at 8 am and ends at 4.30 pm.Start/End Location: The package comes with convenient pickup and drop off facility to and from Plantation hotel in Kitulgala.Note: The minimum number of persons required to book this package is 2.
Superb

28 Ratings

4.0

28 Ratings

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INR 2,400

INR 2,000

Cycling Trip from Hatton to Kithulgala in Sri Lanka
Cycling Trip from Hatton to Kithulgala in Sri Lanka

1D

Kitulgala

About this Activity: Embark on this delightful uphill and downhill cycling expedition starting from Hatton to Kithulgala that enables you to explore the real beauty of Sri Lanka.This ride through rugged mountainous terrain takes you through stunning tea estates and rubber plantations.Make your way through beautiful tiny hamlets and witness the local life of the people.Enthrall in this trip that provides you with stunning scenery and the local village lifestyles from close.
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34 Ratings

3.0

34 Ratings

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INR 6,124

INR 5,444

White Water Rafting at Kithulgala in Sri Lanka
White Water Rafting at Kithulgala in Sri Lanka

1D/7H

Kitulgala

About the Activity:Rivet in this amazing experience of white water rafting in Kelani River at Kitulgala, which offers both the beginner and expert a thrilling rafting experience.Reach the destination at around 8 AM and start your rafting activity after a safety briefing session at around 9 AM.Aftermath, at around 10.30 AM, indulge in the jungle trek to the rock pools followed by the canyoning activityEnjoy a lip-smacking buffet lunch at around 1 PM.Have some amazing team building games from 2 PM to 3 PM and conclude your trip at around 3.30 PM with lots of memories. 
Superb

31 Ratings

4.0

31 Ratings

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INR 2,926

INR 2,450

White Water Rafting Adventure in Kithulgala, Sri Lanka
White Water Rafting Adventure in Kithulgala, Sri Lanka

5H

Kitulgala

About the Activity: Designed for anyone above 10 years of age, this thrilling 5 km long white water rafting adventure for a completely ravishing experience.Get picked up from your hotel in Kithulga at around 8.30 AM and proceed to the activity locationBe excited to sink in the fresh water of Kelani river in Kithulgala, Sri Lanka and just feel freezing for sometime.Listen to the trained instructors about the activity before you get ready to beat the raging waves.The entire rafting stretch comprises of 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids – maneuver your raft as you balance yourself while you fight the raging rapids.After the rafting activity, also visit the beautiful rubber plantations and paddy fields of Kithulga.End your five hours tour at 1.30 PM by heading back and getting dropped off to your hotel in Kithulga. 
Superb

33 Ratings

4.0

33 Ratings

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INR 5,784

INR 5,444

Rafting in Kitulgala with Adventure Activities - Flat 15% off
Rafting in Kitulgala with Adventure Activities - Flat 15% off

1D

Kitulgala

Highlights of the Kitulgala rafting:- Located in the West of Sri Lanka, Kitulgala is known for its rafting and with this tour, you can experience it.- Early morning at 5:00 am, you will be picked up from the Colombo hotel and this is when your trip begins.- On your arrival at Kitulgala, you will be served with a delicious breakfast and once you are ready you can start your trek to the natural rock pools which are based at Kataran Oya.- While you hike up the upland you can embrace the beauty it owns and also, listen to the soft chirping sounds of the birds across the rainforest.- Apart from this, you can take a dip in the natural pools or just slide down from the refreshing waterfalls.- The water here is all cool and the aura will make you fall in love with its views. If you wish to try hands-on canoeing then you may ask the guide and go for it.- From here you will begin your rafting in Kitulgala, and the first and foremost step will be to equip yourself with the safety gear.- In the very beginning, you can just relax along with the Kelani River and then get ready for the nerve-wrenching rafting experience.- This 5 km long white water rafting has 5 major and 4 minor rapids in total which are enough to make your shriek out.- Once you are done with this, then you can give your craving bellies a delight with the traditional local lunch.- Later you can swim across the river and embrace the beauty of the river.- Once you are all done with this, then you will have to trek down to the Kitulgala base and head back to Colombo by 6:00 pm which is your ultimate destination.About the destination: This is quaint town in the Western quarter of Sri Lanka is all covered with the tropical rainforest. The unique feature of this place is, it gets monsoons two times in a year and is one of the wettest places in the world. Another thing which this place is famed for is the Kitulgala rafting, and must not dare to miss out on the adventure. Locales like the Kelani river, Rainforest, and more such places add up to the charm of the place and are the worth-visiting spots. When here, you should also try the yellow bananas which are 8 cm long and are really sweet in taste. Additionally, this is a beautiful place for nature lovers as it is all over surrounded by the lush green trails.
Excellent

26 Ratings

5.0

26 Ratings

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INR 3,106

INR 2,640

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Had the best white water rafting experience in Kitulgala at Kelani river. Well equipped with all the safety gears.

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