Adventures at Kitulgala - ITINERARY
Having had our morning breakfast we will start our journey making our way to Kitulgala. Kitulgala is well known as a tourist hotspot for white water rafting, canoeing, canyoning, waterfall abseiling and many other water activities. Kitulgala is situated in the middle of the Kegalle and Nuwara Eliya districts, nourished by the Kelani River where there’s a numerous attraction of Tourists as well as Local visitors. River Kelani plays a major part at Kitulgala by giving an 8 – 10 km length of natural White Water Rafting for the seekers of adventure and it is the only place in Sri Lanka where you can do White Water Rafting safely. It contains of 17 continuous natural rapids.
The History of Rafting in Sri Lanka
In 1840, White Water Rafting was founded in United States of America by Lt. John Fremont and Horace H. Day and was well structured in 1970. Also it was nominated as an Olympic Sport in 1972. After around two decades in middle of 1990, a British person named Peter Stewart discovered Kitulgala as a perfect place for White Water Rafting in Sri Lanka. After the birth of White Water Rafting in Sri Lanka, sports committees organize national White Water Rafting championships in every once a year.
Doing White Water Rafting as a sport not only gives someone a hobby but also teaches us great lessons such as team work, obeying to one command, team spirit, how to concentrate on one work and most importantly when you’re facing some challenges in your day today life that the answer for the challenge lays inside the challenge. Being able to understand and learn these lesson will surely makes a better you for the tomorrow.
Having reached Kitulgala we will engage in white water rafting. Afterwards we will have a delicious lunch to get our energy back up and conduct other water activities to finish our day. On our way back to Negombo we will head trough off road tracks and adventurous territory and make our way back safely before the sunset.
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