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Jetwing Eco Holidays

Jetwing House
46/26 Navam Mawatha
Colombo 2
Sri Lanka.

Phone :
94 11 238 1201 or 94-11-234 5700 (Ext) 559, 561 or 593
Fax :
94 11 462 7743

Our usual office hours are from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5 pm. We do access emails intermittently outside these hours. We are at GMT plus 5 hrs 30 mins.

 

Kithulgala

Kithulgala (Kelani Valley Forest Reserve) was established to protect the watershed of the Kelani River. It is home to many of Sri Lanka's endemic fauna and flora. Kithulgala is more widely known as the location for the filming of 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'.

Wildlife

Wildlife

A good number of endemic birds including the Spot-winged Thrush, Green-billed Coucal, Red-faced Malkoha, Ceylon Grey Hornbill, Yellow-fronted Barbet, Ceylon Spurfowl, Ceylon Rufous Babbler, Ceylon Scimitar Babbler and Ceylon Frogmouth. Mammals include Grizzled Indian Squirrel and Layard's Striped Squirrel. The streams hold endemic fish and amphibians and the Earless Lizard is frequently seen.

Getting there

Getting there

The Kithulgala Rest House is just after the 37 km post on the A7. Take the ferry across the river and access the forest using the village trails.

Accommodation

Accommodation

The Kithulgala Rest House and Plantation Hotel have hot water showers, etc. Rafter's Retreat and Sisira's River Lounge are more rustic.

Source: Sri Lanka National Parks & Reserves by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne,  published by Jetwing Eco Holidays.