KITULGALA Bird watching

Second to Sinharaja, the Kitulgala forest reserve would be the ideal rainforest habitat to spot most of the lowland endemic species of birds including the Green-bill Coucal, Chestnut-backed Owlet, Red-faced Mal koha, Sri Lanka Spot-winged Thrush, Grey Hornbill, Sri Lanka Spur fowl, Ceylon Jungle fowl and Yellow-fronted Barbet. The newly discovered Serendip Scoops Owl was also first heard in this forest. Plenty of insect repellent and anti-leech socks, if you have a pair, are useful to wear when entering the forest.

Mammal species found here include the Grizzled Indian Squirrel, Layard’s Striped Squirrel and the Purple-faced Leaf Monkey. The streams hold endemic fish and many species of amphibians. The Earless Lizard, Kangaroo Lizard and the Hump-nosed Lizard are among the reptile species and are frequently seen in the foliage along the Kelani River.

Tour Itinerary

  • Arrival time will be 6.30 A.M at Kitulgala.
  • Brief description of the trail and the forest reserve
  • Starting the bird watching tour at 6.45 A.M.
  • Rest stops within every 1 K.M.
  • Visiting waterfalls such as Makulella & Lenthiri ella falls
  • Refreshments
  • Photography sessions
  • Reaching the trail head by 11.30 A.M


Our rates

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(Per person)

72 USD 48 USD 41 USD  37 USD  34 USD 31 USD



  • Personal effects for warm/windy/rainy conditions should be carried by clients
  • The experienced and well-trained guide would take every precaution to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all guests on tour as your safety is our prime concern. However, Chariot Tours and Travels or its employees do not accept any liability for death, injury or illness of guest while on tour caused by any animal, reptile, insect, and events of nature or any type of accident.
  • Chariot Tours and Travels does not accept any liability for the loss or damage of any personal belongings while on tour.


  • Refreshments with energy slabs.
  • Entrance tickets.
  • Experienced naturalist(s).
  • Any transportation up to the trail head at Kitulgala.
  • Any additional beverages or food, would ordered extra.
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