White Water Rafting Kithulgala

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Adventure Tours Kithulgala

Kitulagala, Sri Lanka’s most popular site of Whitewater rafting is found on the banks of river Kelani Ganga, at a distance of 80km from Colombo lining the A7 route that winds and ascends spectacularly to reach Sri Lanka Holidays Nuwara Eliya of Central Highlands via Ginigathehena and Hatton. whereas 62km northeast [on A5 route via Gampola] of Kitulgala is Kandy, 44km south east, on B328 motor road is Nagadipa Vihara of Nalatanye, a entry [distance of 6km; ascent is a thousand meters] to Adams Peak Sri Pada. Sri Lanka Holidays tourists (local and foreigners) are interested in a to a stretch of wild waters of river Kelani Ganga around the village of Kitulgala. The water flows silently in this stretch of the river, which is quite deep and sluggish.

The season for Whitewater rafting at Kitulgala is the period of April to November. During this period southwestern monsoon of Sri Lanka gently increase the water level of River Kelani Ganga. A single torrent of heavy tropical rain could make the stretch of River Kelaniya Ganga at Kitulgala swell terrifyingly and could look furious. Nevertheless the water level could drop and the river could calm down to its natural and regular state to make all the Whitewater rafters enthusiastic. The adventure operators on site would advise all water sports enthusiasts on the matter. White Water Rafting is categorized in 6 grades in accordance with the difficulties and dangers posed. They range from simple to very dangerous and potential death or serious injuries.

Grade 1: Very small rough areas, might require slight maneuvering. (Skill Level: Very Basic)

Grade 2: Some rough water, maybe some rocks, might require some maneuvering. (Skill level: basic paddling skill)

Grade 3: White Water, small waves, maybe a small drop, but no considerable danger. May require significant maneuvering. (Skill level: experienced paddling skills)

Grade 4: White Water, medium waves, maybe rocksand a considerable drop. Sharp maneuvers may be needed. (Skill level: White Water Rafting experience)

Grade 5: White Water, large waves, large volume, possibility of large rocks and hazards, possibility of a large drop, requires precise maneuvering. (Skill level: advanced White Water Rafting experience)

Grade 6: Rapids that aren’t navigable. This grade isn’t undertaken by adventure tour operators at all.

However those suffering from heart ailments, epilepsy as well as those who are uncomfortable in turbulent waters aren’t advised to go White Water Rafting. Some of the rivers of Sri Lanka afford the opportunity for recreational activists and water sport enthusiast to enjoy White Water Rafting.

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