Sri Lanka is a popular holiday destination in Asia and attracts a large number of holiday lovers every year. The number of travellers on the island is constantly increasing for the last 10 years. Ending the 30 years civil unrest in 2009, that caused many hardships for the people of Sri Lanka, and prevail in the northern part of Sri Lanka had been a turning point for the tourism industry. The number of foreign tourists in the country increased to more than 2 million by 2018 and the number stood at 500000 in 2009.
Pristine beaches with crystal clear, torque water are the main tourist attraction in the island. More than half of the resorts on the island are to be found in the beach resorts. However, cultural sites, wildlife reserves, rainforests, as well as a large number of adventure sites are also tourist hotspots in the country.
We have already published a large number of articles pertaining to Sri Lanka tourist attractions. Most of our articles cover important tourist attractions such as Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Sinharaja, Galle.
However, most of our articles do not address the questions posed by the travellers, who need information on Sri Lanka adventure activities. On the other hand, you will not encounter much information on the web about adventure activities, because, as I have already written most travellers, who arrive in the island focus on beaches, wildlife reserves, cultural sites etc, but not on adventure activities. The reason for this trend is the lack of interest in the adventure activities by travellers, who choose Sri Lanka for holidays and the other reason being the lack of knowledge about the possibilities for adventure activities. However, we have noted that inquiries for adventure tours in Sri Lanka are on the rise, especially during the last few years. Most inquiries are coming from foreign travellers, therefore I thought of writing this article on waterfall abseiling.
Waterfall abseiling is one of the popular activities among adventure enthusiasts around the world. Even though Sri Lanka is not a top-notch adventure holiday destination, there are many places on the island that can be used for an unforgettable adventure experience. Bandarawela, Nuwara Eliya, Sigiriya, and Kitulgala are some of the places, where you can do adventure activities. However, waterfall abseiling can be done only in Kitulgala. There are many waterfalls to be found in the upcountry holiday destinations like Nuwara Eliya, Bandarawela, Ella etc but waterfall abseiling is offered as an adventure sport only in Kitulgala.
By far, Kitulgala is the most popular adventure playground in the island and offered many adrenaline-pumping activities such as white water rafting, mountain climbing, rock climbing, caving, mountain biking, trekking, kayaking and waterfall abseiling. The tourist traffic, who is fascinated with adventure sport, is head on to Kitulgala in order to spoil themselves with adventure activities.
Earlier I have written many articles pertaining to adventure holidays in Kitulgala, if you wish to get more information how to get accommodation, and how to find organizers of adventure activities, I recommend you to read it, it definitely helps you.
There are 2 places in Kitulgala, where the waterfall abseiling is offered. Sandun Ella is the most popular spot for waterfall abseiling in Kitulagala. Sandun Ella is a 30 meters high waterfall, and the waterfall has a very wide face, which measured to be around 30 meters. Sandun Ella begins its journey at the south-west slope of the Unulugala mountain and it is one of the important tributaries of Kelaniya river. The road that leads to the waterfall from Kitulgala runs through very picturesque countryside with gardens, paddy fields, streams, rivers, and patches of forests. The 8km journey from Kitulgala to the waterfall takes around 30 minutes due to the dilapidated conditions of the road and subsequent walk is also required to reach the waterfall.
There are a large number of adventure activity organizers here and almost every organizer offer waterfall abseiling. Every traveller gets well-experienced waterfall abseiling instructors with the booking; therefore this activity can be booked by the novices as well as experienced adventure sportsman. The visitors are also provided with all the safety equipment required for waterfall abseiling.