Rafting in Kitulgala, activities in Kitulgala Sri Lanka: Suitable for both beginners and those with more experience, white-water rafting down the Kelani River is an exhilarating activity for children and adults alike. The 6.5km route features grade II and III rapids and takes approximately one hour, beginning in Kitulgala, a small town in Sri Lanka’s majestic tea country. Along the way, the prompts will ease off, and you can relax and take in the stunning scenery: looming hills, waterfalls and endless greenery. Red Dot uses Borderlands, a highly reputable company which also offers kayaking and canoeing on the Kelani and popular camping experience. Not suitable for children under eleven years.