Travel Guide to Mahiyanganaya Sri Lanka -2020

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kitulgala Sri Lanka

Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka.  It is in the wet zone rain forest,  and it is one of the wettest places in the country. Kitulgala is a popular adventure – sports center is located among thickly forest hills which are a popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka for locals, as well as foreign visitors the main activities, surround Kitulgala is white water rafting, Birdwatching, and Jungle trekking.

Everything you need to know before arriving in Kitulgala

Geography Of Kitulgala Sri Lanka​

Kitulgala is situated in the Sabaragamuwa region of the country. It is approximately 102 kilometers south of Colombo and the 60 Kilometers from Kandy.

Looking to go Kitulgala during of next Holiday. Any tips for that? What is the best time?

The average temperatures in Kithulgala vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 2nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Kithulgala, the hottest months are May, March, and then June. See the average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-May where highs are regularly around 93.6°F (34.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.4°F (24.1°C) at night for more details 

Best time to visit Kitulgala 

The busiest month for tourism in Kithulgala, Sri Lanka in July, followed by August and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Kithulgala in March. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month for more details .

belilena cave kithulgala sri lanka

Some cool Tips & Places you should know


Kitulgala Rafting

The Kitulgala white water rafting is ideal for all nature lovers and adventure sports enthusiasts. The outdoor activity offers White water rafting, Waterfall Abseiling, Sliding / Confidence Jump, Aerial Rope, Night camping, emerald green streams, rousing waves, and picturesque river capes with certified guides for professional river rafting and rescue covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids  the river will cover around 5km all require coordination and team spirit those who sat raft with your companions and fought against the primal force of the water, this certainly not forgettable experience in your life. This is why Kitulgala white water rafting tours are becoming more and more popular with tourist and locals 


Kitulgala waterfall

Said to be one of the sliding down a roaring waterfall (Sandun Ella) in Sri Lanka, this rectangular shaped height 105 ft  Sliding down the waterfall with stunning views experience this extreme adventure as you slide down a rope with water all around it will give you a powerful feeling of the water combined with best safety conditions as  you encounter and conquer a 105ft waterfall one within a 3 to 4 hour time period for a group. 


Kitulgala Camping

Located near Kitulgala forest reserve, the adventure camps in kitulgala are beautiful jungle lodges that let you exp Located near the beautiful Kelani River, During your visit here, you can choose from multiple adrenaline-pumping activities like include White Water Rafting, Confidence Jumps, Waterfall Abseiling, Rain Forest Walks and Packaged Multiday Adventure Trips, being based at the Adventure Camp by the Kelani River   This camp enables you to explore and experience the nature at its best


Bird Watching Kitulgala 

The number of waterbirds inhabiting the rain forest reserve Kithulgala you can witness many country endemic bird species such as Sri Lanka Orange-billed babbler and chestnut-backed owlet, as well as reptiles such as green pit viper and earless lizard and a variety of butterflies Orange-billed babbler and chestnut-backed owlet, as well as reptiles such as green pit viper and earless lizard and a variety of butterflies. If you are not into bird watching, these magnificent flying machines invite you to study them, get to know them and be wowed by them.


Belilena Cave

The Belilena Cave is known to be the home for the “Balangoda Man” as early as 32,000 years ago (Homo sapiens balangodensis). The skeletons that have been discovered in this site have helped to establish the prehistoric civilization of Sri Lanka.


How to get to Kitulgala?

How to Reach Kitulgala by Bus?

Generally, buses from Colombo it will take you to Kitulgala via Avissawella – Hatton – Nuwara Eliya Hwy .  it will take around  2 hours, 30minto reach Kitulgala.

Kitulgala to Colombo

Kitulgala to Colombo 93 Km if you take a private taxi it will take around 2h, 30min and bus will take 4 hours. 

Kitulgala to Kandy 

Kitulgala to Kandy 60 Km and it will take 2 hours to reach by taxi and bus will take 3 hours to reach Kandy.  

8 Places to visit in Kitulgala  & Around 2020

1. Go White Water Rafting.
2. Visit Belilena Cave
3. Climbing, Canyoning & Abseiling
4. Rainforest & Village Walk.
5. Bird Watching
6. Hiking and Trekking
7. Devon Falls
8. Aberdeen Falls

Map of Kitulgala