Leave for Kitulgala early in the morning, a small town in western Sri Lanka. Kitulgala is hosted in the wet zone rainforest which gets two monsoons each year and is one of the wettest places in the country. The Kelani River (the broadest river in Sri Lanka) flowing through Kitulgala was the main location where the Oscar-winning movie “Bridge on the River Kwai” was filmed. On the hill above this town, a prehistoric cave was recently discovered containing large middens of shells from some unknown civilization. Kitulgala is the base for white-water rafting which starts a few kilometers upstream.