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Kitulagala
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Kitulagala

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Overview

Conveniently positioned between Colombo, Kandy, and the Tea Country. This beautiful landscape is home to jungle, tea and rubber plantations, and spectacular mountains in the distance, and was the setting for the Academy Award-winning film ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai,' which was filmed on the Kelani River – though nothing remains now except the concrete foundations for the bridge and, allegedly, the submerged train cars that plunged into the river in the climax. A few kilometers upstream are the starting points for white-water rafting adventures — Kithulgala is the ideal spot to visit in Sri Lanka for people seeking adventure tourism.

WELCOME TO KITHULGALA

Hilly wet tropic locale

Activists and excursions

Misty wings
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Misty wings

Get lost amongst the beautiful sceneries of Kithulgala on a misty wings; rainforest bird watching tour where the coloured wings that paint a brighter picture are sure to capture your eye.

Kithul Toddy with Lavariya
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Kithul Toddy with Lavariya

Enjoy the real local experience by tasting the famous kithul toddy and trying out different mouth-watering food made with the delectable toddy treacle.

Camp night
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Camp night

Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience by having a camping night by the rustic village, taking in the serene of the night alongside a mouth-watering BBQ dinner.

Prehistoric mysterious Cave
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Prehistoric mysterious Cave

Belilena is a very large cave, in which the 12,000-year-old skeletal remains of the prehistoric ‘Balangoda man’ have been found. In order to reach the cave, you have to walk through the jungle, close to the Inoya estate which leave you excited and amazed from start to end.

Explore Seven Virgins
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Explore Seven Virgins

Many years after the Seven Virgin Hills airplane crash, the biggest air crash in Sri Lanka’s aviation history, the crash site at Theberton Tea Estate, once a thriving tourist destination is now secluded and explored by many. Yet a trek or cycling experience to the hills will take you back in time.

Never tasted before
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Never tasted before

We introduce the best-kept secrets of Sri Lanka’s gardens, groves and roadsides – the rare and wonderful fruits unique to Sri Lanka .These are staple Sri Lankan exports, but the country has a whole host of fruits that are still relatively unknown. Some of these fruits grow in unlikely places, others are inedible without the right know-how; most of them are pretty special.

Hit the Village
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Hit the Village

Explore a hidden village behind the memorial seven virgins hill through a scenic walk or cycle tour.

Rapids
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Rapids

White water rafting is the perfect sport for any adventurer at heart. Here you will be provided with safety equipment, contemporary rafts, a thorough safety training beforehand and an unforgettable experience with memories to last a lifetime.

Night Loris
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Night Loris

The nature trail Kithulgala appears to be the most reliable spot in the country for watching these elusive creatures, where several loris have been recorded and sightings can be obtained almost every night. So, get your night lights and gear on and be on the lookout!

Waterfalls after falls
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Waterfalls after falls

A real completion of an adventurous trip in Kithulgala would be a plunge into a gleaming waterfall to cool off. Enjoy a dip in and a delectable lunch by a waterfall in the scenic town.

King of Fruits
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King of Fruits

The beautiful Kithulgala is abundant with fruit vegetation, well-known for its plantation of the famous durian. So, head to the town and enjoy a tongue-tingling fruit tasting experience.

Tropical Woods
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Tropical Woods

The Makandawa Forest Reserve is one of Sri Lanka's most pristine jungles. It has an area of 1155 hectares and is located near the hamlet of Kithulgala, one of Sri Lanka's adventure sports destinations. The reserve is home to a diverse range of rare and unique plants and wildlife. It also conceals the Belilena Cave, one of Sri Lanka's most well-known ancient treasures. Makandawa is also the location of the iconic World War II film, 'The Bridge over the River Kwai.'

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