Most of the tourists who visit Sri Lanka make it a point to head to the coast. However, there are more than just beaches on offer in this paradise island.
The picturesque Madu River is a lovely attraction that will undoubtedly appeal to the nature lover. A remarkable aspect of this river is its exceptional biodiversity.
A thriving showcase of nature
You will find a diverse variety of plants, fish, insects, amphibians, mammals, reptiles and birds in this natural wonder including many kinds of aquatic and wetland creatures. In fact, there are 70 kinds of fish, 25 kinds of molluscs, 50 varieties of butterflies and 31 kinds of reptiles in this amazing marvel of nature.
Cruising along the river
Madu Ganga is a famous spot for river safaris. There are various individual operators as well as organised centres and hotels that offer these services. If you are planning to go on a river safari, book your Balapitiya luxury hotel the likes of The River House which is in close proximity to the river as well as the beach.
What to see
The boat safaris typically take guests through the rich mangrove ecosystems. The mangroves are home to a variety of living beings from birds as well as fish. The ride through the mangroves is breathtaking and relaxing. A not to miss on one of these boat safaris is a visit to the “Kothduwa Rajamaha Viharaya”. Typical full ride on the boat will take you to the place where the Madu Ganga meets the ocean.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+