Kitulgala - Sri Lanka

Kitulgala was a calm, quiet and sleepy village. The Kelani river flowed down the village. The mornings were beautiful with the mist around. Some years back, a team of foreigners came there. They were looking for a location to shoot a film. The name of the film was " The Bridge over the River Kwai". In the story there was a bridge. A train was running on the bridge. It was carrying soldiers. The bridge was blown up by mistake. It happened during the Second World War. 
The Bridge in the River Kwai.

The film makers like the place. They built a bridge over the river. They laid a track on it. Kitulgala is a popular holiday resort now. Many hotels and guest - houses have come up. Tourists are there throughout the year. They come specially for rafting, water skiing and other water sports.