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Trip Location: 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.
08:00: You will be picked up from Plantation hotel and transferred by Tuk Tuk to do a bird watching tour at Makandawa forest reserve which is home to many of Sri Lanka’s endemic fauna & flora.
08:30: The unique experience of visiting this Kitulgala forest reserve is the boat trip across the river. Most of the lowland endemic species of birds including the Green-bill Coucal, Chestnut-backed Owlet, Red-faced Mal koha, Sri Lanka Spot-winged Thrush, Grey Hornbill, Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Ceylon Jungle fowl and Yellow-fronted Barbet can be seen in this forest.
10:00: When the tour is progressed, you will discover mammal species like Grizzled Indian Squirrel, Layard’s Striped Squirrel and the Purple-faced Leaf Monkey. The streams hold endemic fish and many species of amphibians. The Earless Lizard, Kangaroo Lizard and the Hump-nosed Lizard are among the reptile species and are frequently seen in the foliage along the Kelani River.
12:00: On completion of the Bird watching tour, you will be taken to the Plantation Hotel for your buffet lunch by the river.
13:30: After lunch, you can do a cycling tour to Belilena cave which is a great way to experience the sceneries and the local village lifestyles.
14:00: You will cycle through narrow paths passing rubber plantation, jungle vegetation, and beautiful mountains to reach the Belilena Cave which is located up a steep path on a hillside close to the town of Kithulgala.
14:30: Visit Belilena Cave. The Cave’s damp and dark depths are famed for the thousands of bats which have taken up residence in the cave’s cool interior, and they flit about seemingly haphazardly, in the discomforting beam of your torchlight.
16:30: You will end the cycling tour at Plantation Hotel.
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The average cost per adult for a cycling tour in Kithulgala is INR 2000 per adult at Thrillophilia website. Kitulgala is a livid town based in the Kegalle District in the Sabaragamuwa province of the western part of Sri Lanka.
The tour involves cycling through narrow paths adjoining picturesque landscapes like rubber plantations, jungles and beautiful hills. The cycling tour is one of the exciting Kitulgala adventure sports to be included in a visit to Srilanka.
The average time taken to complete this activity is 9 hours. The tour begins at 8:00 am and ends at 4:30 pm. There is also the convenience of hassle free hotel pick up and drop off facilities.
The activity includes a tuk tuk ride to Makandawa forest and bird watching activity with a boat ride across the river where one can spot birds like Grey Hornbill,Green-billed Coucal, Red-faced Malkoha, Sri Lanka Spot-winged Thrush, Chestnut-backed Owlet and many more colorful species of birds.
The Kitulgala adventure activity includes a cycling expedition and bird watching session across the Makandawa forest reserve and a visit to a mountain village where one can watch and learn about the village life. The activity also includes a visit to the Belilena cave.
The Makandawa forest reserve is teeming with hundreds of species of colorful birds and is the perfect destination for a bird watching session. The Belilena cave has recorded prehistoric human presence dating back to as far as 32000 years ago.
- From Colombo :
Kitulgala is at a distance of 102 Kms from Colombo and it takes about 2.5 hours to traverse the distance by car to start your Kitulgala adventure . Buses plying on the Colombo to Hatton bus route pass through Kitulgala.
- From Kandy :
The journey from Kandy to Kitulgala by car takes about 2 hours and is a 60 Km drive through the winding roads. There are buses available from Kandy to Kitulgala.
The package comes with a convenient and hassle free hotel pick up and drop facility from Plantation Hotel in Kitulgala.
The general items to be carried for this Kitulgala adventure activity are :
- Extra Pair of Clothes
- Sunscreen Lotion
The other inclusions in this activity are :
- Transfers from Plantation Hotel to Starting point and back by TukTuk
- Entrance fees to the forest reserve
- Service of an English speaking local guide.
- Bottled water & snacks
- Buffet lunch
- Use of bicycles with helmets
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
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