White Water Rafting in Sri Lanka – Ride through fast-slowing waters!

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Would you like to get to know the art of bobbing about in a boat? All nature lovers and thrill seekers alike can tap into the power of nature through an exciting rafting experience in Sri Lanka.

White Water Rafting | Image Credit - Pol van den Scheetek, CC BY 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons
White Water Rafting | Image Credit – Pol van den Scheetek, CC BY 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Whitewater rafting?

‘Rafting’ is a recreational outdoor activity that requires paddling a raft through frothing and fast-flowing waters. Even though rafting is a thrilling experience, it also needs a certain degree of technical expertise and physical stamina. Some of the rivers in Sri Lanka offer the opportunity to grab the exhilarating thrills of this watersport. If on a holiday, you should not miss an amazing Kitulgala white water rafting experience.


Looking to add a bit of variety to your water rafting experience? Specific techniques like punching, high-siding, low siding and ferrying are utilized by many rafters to manoeuvre through obstacles. Plan your journey with a local tour operator such as Delmege Tours and get the opportunity to navigate the Kitulgala River with an experienced travel guide.

When to go

The best time to enjoy the thrills and spills of white-water rafting falls from May to December. You should avoid visiting the place during the rainy season since the river could turn out to be volatile creating an unsafe condition.

Bird watching paradise

All white-water rafters who love to catch a glimpse of diverse bird species have the opportunity to view colourful birdlife in the Kitulgala Rainforest. Don’t forget to carry your camera to capture some of its endemic species like Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Chestnut-backed owlet and Green-billed Coucal.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.


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