Inland Water Sports in Sri Lanka

Kitulgala is recognized as the birth place and center of whitewater rafting in Sri Lanka. The Kalani River in Kitulgala gradually rolls over rock boulders making grade 1 to 4 rapids. The river is flowing through picturesque hilly region where David Lean's seven Academy Award winning film, 'Bridge on the River Kwai' film location

The longest Mahawali River near Kandy makes another fantastic river rafting experience from by the Peradeniya University to Gatambe new bridge. But there is less of rapids and excitements but this rafting pass panoramic views of mountains, around the large Peradeniya botanic garden, historical Gatambe Buddhist Temple, Colonial English Governors Plantation, suspension bride. Rafting from Hotel Citadel to Mahawali Reach is also interesting with panoramic views, fauna and the flora.

Canoeing in the largest Victoria is another interesting and relaxing activity. The canoes are made out from woods or fiberglass. Canoeing allows you to enjoy the scenery of banks of the lake with a large number of fauna and the flora, picturesque sunrise and sunset. Not only canoeing, canoe camping is also possible. The canoe camping is mounting tents on a boats platform and spend overnight stay in, a good experience in this lake with fishing.

An exciting boat safari organized by wildlife department in Galoya National Park for elephant, crocodile watching. Ulhitiya reservoir is a also a nice place for canoe in a fishing boat to see elephants

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