Kitulgala Forest Reserve

Kitulgala Forest Reserve

This lush forest lies protects the Kelani river at its widest. Due to its microclimate and two monsoon seasons a year, it's home to a wide range of fauna and flora. A retreat for adventure and wildlife lovers, it's Sri Lanka's capital of river rafting, but also a host to many adventure opportunities including, mountain biking, jungle walking, swimming and diving. It's best known as the location where "The Bridge over the River Kwai" was filmed and where relics of the set can still be found in the depths of the river.

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