Kitulgala, a patch of rain forest situated 2 hours from Kandy is the adventure capitol of Sri Lanka and is a great place for bird watching. But Kitulgala is well known for one thing, that is none other than White Water Rafting in River Kelani, one of the most amazing and exciting experience one could enjoy when traveling in Sri Lanka. Go on a guided White Water Rafting trip in fast flowing category three rapids of picturesque Kelani River, covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids taking a dip in the river in the middle of the trip at a place where water calms down, swimming with your life jackets is on.
Not only White Water Rafting, Kitulgala Makandawa rain forest offers various nature trails, village walks, river expeditions, waterfall abseiling and also fun filled activity of water stream slides & jumps. Kitulgala area has most of the rainforest bird species that are found at the World Biosphere Reserve at Sinharaja, although in lower numbers. However, the secondary forest and cultivation at Kitulgala is more open than the pristine woodlands of Sinharaja, and elusive endemic species like Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Green-billed Coucal and Spot-winged Thrush may be easier to see. So Kitulgala is a primary spot for bird watching enthusiasts.