Beautiful Madu River is a priceless asset of the picturesque town of Balapitiya in the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. A boat ride in this dazzling mass of water is a truly enchanting experience that you can indulge in, while travelling in this region.
Madu River or Madu Ganga nurtures a flourishing ecosystem. Approximately 303 species of plants can be found within its territories. 14 of the 24 species of mangrove are in the marshes of the area. There are also around 248 species of vertebrate animals in the area. Wild boars, monkeys and squirrels can be spotted with ease as you enjoy a delightful boat ride in the river. The destination is indeed a heaven for bird lovers too! 111 species of birds have been recorded in the region. Among these cormorants and kingfishers are quite common. Lizards and even crocodiles abound in these waters so you will truly be embarking on an adventurous expedition!
There are 25 islands located in the Madu River. Among these, the Koth Duwa is quite prominent as it houses an ancient Buddhist temple. Cinnamon of the highest quality can also be found in some of these islands. You will be able to enjoy a delightful Open-Air-Fish Massage therapy while you are exploring the beauty of this area too!
There are plenty of tour operators in the Balapitiya offering superior levels of service to those who like to embark on boat rides. When you travel in the island with Green Holiday Centre, you will be able to arrange these tours with great ease. Be sure to carry your camera with you when you embark on the boat ride. You should also wear hats with wide brims so that you will be able to keep yourself protected from the harmful rays of the sun.