A Journey through the Madu Ganga River – A Stunningly Beautiful River!

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A serene and tranquil waterbody that has so much to offer to its discerning visitors – The Madu Ganga is certainly one of the most beautiful rivers in Sri Lanka. Read on to know more.

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Located in the southwestern region of Sri Lanka, The Maduganga is a minor river that originates in Uragasmanhandia in the district of Galle. The river only stretches for a few kilometres and it widens itself to a Lake in Balapitiya and reaches the Indian ocean after flowing about 4.5 kilometres further.

River as a tourist attraction

The river is gaining popularity among tourists in recent years since it accommodates an amazing biosphere. There are mangroves along the river that is home to a wide variety of animals such as crocodiles, small amphibians, reptiles and birds. the banks of the river are also very scenic and beautiful.

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Things to remember

Though at most of the time the journey is safe, be vigilant at all times. Since you will be venturing into the mangroves wear bug repellent creams since there will be mosquitoes. Though some parts of the river may seem shallow do not bathe or swim in the river. Also, carry along a small first aid kit with you.

Getting there and accommodation options

Located in the region of Bentota, there are a number of Bentota resort properties the likes of AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa. Since they are located at close proximity, you can reach the river by getting in touch with a local tour guide. If you are having difficulties in finding one you can also reach out to the front desk of your resort who will be more than happy to assist you.

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Image Credit: AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+

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