Sri Lanka is a stunning island that is resplendent in beautiful waterfalls, rivers, lakes and mountains. There are plenty of incredible sites to see and admire here so your travel experience will surely not be dull. Among the many beautiful rivers in the country, the iconic Kelani River is very popular for sure. With a length of 145 kilometers, it is known to be the fourth longest river in Sri Lanka.
The Kelani River starts from the Sri Pada Mountain. Which is one of the most venerated sites of worship in the country. The river reaches the ocean in the city of Colombo. It provides 80% of the drinking water in Colombo. The river is also used for transport, sand mining as well as fisheries.
Those who love adventure sports seldom miss out on visiting the charming town of Kitulgala to enjoy a white water rafting experience in the Kelani River. It is one of the most exhilarating experiences that one can have while traveling in the island. There are plenty of great water sport centers in the area that offer facilities as well as the equipment needed to enjoy this adventure sport in safety.
Kelani River is closely linked with the Buddhist culture in Sri Lanka too. As it is connected to Sri Pada Mountain as well as Kelani Raja Maha Viharaya, the river has been receiving immense prominence since ages past. It has been mentioned in a few folk poems as well.
If you desire to learn more about the charming culture of Sri Lanka you can embark on insightful island tours. Get in touch with Green Holiday Centre if you want to have a tour in the island arranged so you will be able to visit and admire the key attractions in the country with ease.