After breakfast, will travel directly Kitulgala & on the way to Kitulgala can visit Belilena.
Travel Time: approximately 03 hours
Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone rain forest, which gets two monsoons each year, and is one of the wettest places in the country. Nevertheless, it comes alive in the first three months of the year, especially in February, the driest month. Kitulgala is also a base for white-water rafting, which starts a few kilometres upstream.
Belilena is a famous large cave in Sri Lanka. It is located 8km from the town of Kitulgala. It holds evidence of a lost generation of Sri Lankans some 12,000 years old, at this time the cave was occupied by Balangoda Man, described as Homo sapiens balangodensis by Paul E. P. Deraniyagala, who found ten skeletons of these people.
Beli Lena Cave at Kitukgala was scientifically excavated and researched between the years 1978 and 1983 by the Archeological Department of Sri Lanka. Twenty five radiometric tests dated the cultural deposits to 30000 - 9000 years before present. A rich assemblage of cultural, faunal and human remains were excavated. These included geometric microlithic stone tools which, at 30000 years old, are among the earliest in the world and bone tools and evidence of the use of fire from 30000 years ago onwards. The site yielded numerous remains of animals that had been used for food such as sambhur, pig, barking deer, monkeys, porcupines, giant squirrels and an assortment of reptiles and fish.
Over Night stay at Sripada (Adam's Peek)