The island of Sri Lanka is bountiful when it comes to breathtaking eco-tourism destinations and one of the finest of such experiences available is a canoeing adventure through Kalu Ganga.
The name of this magnificent water-body translates to ‘The Black River’, and is named after its characteristic colour which makes it a very mysterious locale. The water for the river is supplied through the mountainous Central Province forests as well as the legendary Sinharaja Reserve.
It’s Ideal for Bird-Watchers
For avid bird-watchers, this is an ideal retreat since there are many varieties to be seen. The water is also very calm, allowing travellers ample time to study eccentric and captivating species of winged-creatures.
There are Many Religious and Historical Sites around the River
Sri Lanka is a very mystical place, with an intriguing history and culture. As a result there are many intriguing temples and historical attractions that make it an essential experience. You will discover such sites as ‘Saman Devalaya’, along the Kalu River which is a notable temple for Buddhists.
An Education in Tranquillity
The waters of the river flow very gently, and the river itself is incredibly wide. For the most part, the only sounds you would hear are the splashes of your paddles and a symphony of animal sounds. It is a therapeutic escape from the chaos of the civilised world.