Madu Ganga Biodiversity Area is a river system is the south-west of Sri Lanka. It is a complex coastal wetland ecosystem, with varied nature and mangrove forests, as well as many important plants and vertebrate species. Many species of fish, reptiles, birds and butterflies are commonly seen. If you are lucky you can even spot crocodiles swimming in the river. Madu Ganga Biodiversity Area is of great ecological and biological importance. It might be one of the last preserved tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka, so it is well worth a visit for a beautiful and special excursion.
As you visit the Mangrove Forests by boat you can also stop at the different islands of the lagoon. Some of the island are inhabited by local communities, some of which can show you the art of cinnamon peeling. See how cinnamon is produced by locals on the cinnamon island, and smell the fantastic odor of the cinnamon tree.
The Kothduwa Temple, founded in the 1800’s, is situated on another island of the lagoon. Here you can see a Bodhi Tree, sculptures, and the Temple is also believed to once have sheltered the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha. Historically, islands of the lagoon has also been used as refuge for ancient Kings of Sri Lanka.
A tour to Madu Ganga Biodiversity Area is a mix of Nature, History and Culture. Enjoy a beautiful and exciting boat tour, as you experience the genuine Sri Lanka and spot the animals of mangroves.
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