Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. The Kelani river (the
broadest river in Sri Lanka) flowing through Kitulgala was the main
location where the Oscar winning movie 'The Bridge over the River
Kwai' was filmed. On the hill above this town, a prehistoric cave was
recently discovered containing skeletal remains from some unknown
civilization. Kitulgala is also a base for white-water rafting, which
starts a few kilometers upstream.