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A unique thing about Sri Lanka is that although Sri Lanka is not a big country, you can get different experiences when you travel to different parts of the Island.
When planning a tour to Sri Lanka, you will no doubt expect to get all the best experiences and see as many attractions as possible.
If you are a nature lover as well as an adventure seeker, then you shouldn’t miss to include Kitulgala in your travel itinerary. Kitulgala is the place where the Academy Award-winning movie “The Bridge on the River Kwai” was filmed.
If you are hoping to combine adventure and leisure and looking for a place close to Colombo, Kithulgala is the place. Being so close to Colombo you can return to your hotel before dark and if you opt to stay overnight you would be able to do many adventure and leisure activities such as White Water Rafting, Bird Watching, Visiting Beli lena caves, Bathing in the river, Trekking to Waterfalls, River Expeditions, Forest Walks and Trails, Mountain biking etc.
Although the Kelani River is wide at Kitulgala, it is shallow, so in the drier months it provides a safe and attractive place to swim and play and large numbers of Sri Lankans also make the excursion from Colombo at weekends to enjoy the beautiful scenery, play in the river and to have an excellent rice and curry lunch at one of the local restaurants.