One of the most popular rivers of Sri Lanka, Kalu Ganga (or ‘Black River’ when translated to English) is where one can have many adventures, including sightseeing tours.
Flowing through two districts in Sri Lanka – Kalutara and Ratnapura – Kalu Ganga covers a large area of 2,766 square kilometres. The abundant water supplies along the way, particularly those of Sinharaja Forest Reserve, continue to nourish this river along its journey toward the Indian Ocean.
While holidaying at one of the Kalutara hotels the likes of Mermaid Hotel & Club, one of the best things you can do is to enjoy canoeing on Kalu Ganga. The serene atmosphere of the river will engulf you and steep you in a calmness like never before.
A Refuge of Flora and Fauna
During your journey along the river, you’d be able to spot a variety of flora and fauna of Sri Lanka’s southern coast. The calmness of the surroundings is occasionally disrupted by the sudden dive of a water bird or the reptiles that swim about.
A Perfect Location for Sightseeing
Kalu Ganga is an idyllic location to discover the rustic ambience of the city. The early morning and late evening tours along the river are the best as the sunrise and the sunset paint the sky in visually arresting colours.