Sri Lanka has a number of boulder Stream Rivers, which are ideal spots supporting the exciting, adventurous and action packed sport of Water Rafting. As a result, white water rafting in Sri Lanka has become quite popular in the recent years. A number of organizations provide water rafting services.  To ensure safe rides for the participants, they are equipped with the necessary certified standards and authorization. These places don’t just entertain the experts, they also act as a safe zone for beginners and amateurs to learn and expertise.

The following locations are the best spots in Sri Lanka for white water rafting:

  • The Kelani River flowing through Kithulgala, which is 80 km away from Colombo via A7, the road to Nuwara Eliya.
  • Sitawaka River off Avissawella is a perfect spot for participants with experience. Hence, it requires a higher degree of skills in white water rafting.
  • Kotmale River, located near the Hatton-Nuwara Eliya Road offers rafting on a higher elevation. You can see grand scale view of the mountains around with a refreshing climate and atmosphere.
  • A well known tourist attraction, Kitulgala is one of the best locations for rafting.  Best period for the sport is from May to November.

Participants who seek a very adventurous white water rafting experience can conduct black rafting at the night time. But this is available only during a period of three days prior and after the full moon Poya day.