Kitulgala is a small town within the west of Sri Lanka. It is inside the wet region rain woodland, which gets two monsoons every year, and is one of the wettest locations inside the united states. Nevertheless, it comes alive in the first 3 months of the year, in particular in February, the driest month. The Academy Award-prevailing The Bridge at the River Kwai was filmed at the Kelani River near Kitulgala, despite the fact that nothing remains now except the concrete foundations for the bridge.
Kitulgala is also a base for white-water rafting, which begins some kilometres upstream and additionally popular as a place for journey based totally training applications. The Kelani river is wide at Kitulgala, but it is shallow aside from a deep channel close to the other bank, so in the drier months it gives a secure and appealing location to swim, wash and play. The river may be crossed by walking out throughout the shallows and crossing the deep channel in a dugout canoe, which is stabilised with an outrigger.