Madu Ganga River, one of Sri Lanka’s most prized possessions and the home of the mangroves is located in the Galle district. The river covers at least 150 acres of land and consists of 14 mangroves out of the 24 mangrove species found in Sri Lanka. The river having the mangrove environment has different species of both flora and fauna living inside of it, which makes it a haven for the ecologists and the botanists.
The river is a different world in itself; consisting of varied species of both flora and fauna that co-exist harmoniously with each other. The visitors can book themselves for boat rides and bird-watching rides. Accompanied along with trained professionals and local fishermen, the visitors can engage themselves in the amusements of the river. The river also consists of 25 islands, out of which only 15 are of sizeable landmass and safe to visit. The river is used for various sources of economic income such as boating, fishing and the cinnamon industry.