White Water Rafting

White water rafting also called rafting is a recreational outdoor activity of using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other types of water that is increasingly becoming a popular sport and a leisure activity among the locals and tourists alike in Sri Lanka. It is mostly done on white water or different levels of rough water in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. It is mostly a group activity sport rather than an individual one.

Whitewater rafting is at once a challenging recreational activity and an exhilarating water sport. Yet contrary to the general public perception, Whitewater rafting is not a sport that demands great physical strength. Dexterity with an ore in the hands, an average level of physical fitness and an unruffled temperament would do. Whitewater Rafting, generally enjoyed in the white-waters as well as in other turbulent waters, brings about enthralling experiences to the water sport enthusiasts.

Some of the rivers of Sri Lanka afford the opportunity for the recreational activists and water sport enthusiasts to enjoy whitewater rafting. The small town of Kitulgala in the hill country is the most famous whitewater rafting location in Sri Lanka.

Travel Destinations of White Water Rafting

  • Kithulgala is a town situated 86 km off Colombo, in the west of Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone rain forest that receives two monsoons every year, and is one of the wettest places in the country.