Sri Lanka has an abundance of rivers, lagoons, reservoirs etc which provides the relaxing setting for canoeing or kayaking.The Kalu Ganga which flows from central hills snakes its way to the west coast town of Kalutara and a canoe/kayak ride on this river is a chance to see the banks which are dotted by rare fauna and flora. The many reservoirs in the island mainly the Samanalawewa reservoir in the Sabaragamuwa province (in Belihul Oya) has hotels which provide canoes and kayaks and a guide on request.
The sport of kayaking is two fold as a kayak ride on a river, reservoir, sea or lagoon is a relatively relaxing form of recreation but another facet of kayaking is white water kayaking which is an adrenalin fueling activity.This is a relatively new sport around the world rated as the epitome of adventure sports, it involves descending a stream as it drops over waterfalls and boulders. Can you handle 700 ft waterfalls? That's what we can offer you. We do have lower ranged waterfalls with the equal measure of breathtaking scenery for the faint hearted.
Many hotels and agents in Kitulgala,recognized as the birhplace of whitewater rafting in Sri Lanka, is approximately 80km from Colombo on the A7 - the road to Nuwara Eliya via Avissawella.