Madu Ganga

River in Ambalangoda

Between Ambalangoda and Iduruwa the muddy Madu Ganga dances around the coastline forming a complicated network of lagoons and off-shoots. It’s fantastic birding territory and in praise of this it’s been made into a Ramsar site. Boat tours (Rs 2000 to Rs 4000 per boat, 1½ hours) are run by Maduwa River Boats from Balapitiya, 5km north of Ambalangoda.