Let paddle power take you to the hidden treasure in Bolgoda, Sri Lanka
PERFECT TIME FOR START : MORNING - 0900hrs | EVENING - 1300hrs
DURATION : AVAILABILITY :
• Meet your SLMT representative in early agreed place In Bolgoda Lake
• Starting your canoeing excursion
Bolgoda is a surprisingly quiet and local lagoon and scenic lake. Bolgoda Lake is the largest and most beautiful natural lake with the highest bio diversity in the island. This colossal fresh water lake covers an area of 374 square kilometres. The depth of the lake varies at different places between 20 and 50 feet.
During the Dutch period of Sri Lanka`s history, (1624 – 1798) Bolgoda Lake was extensively used to transport people and goods from the upper stream of Kalu Ganga, particularly, from Ratnapura District. It was utilized as a very popular and convenient mode of transport of wood from the Sinharaja forest, in the upper reaches of the river to the many timber mills in Moratuwa. Bolgoda Lake spread out over a very large area was broadly used during the Dutch & British occupation periods as a bird hunting ground.
The location is also popular as a traditional lake fishing area. where it boasts of 45 different types of fish, 40 types of reptiles, 15 kinds of amphibian and 31 types of mammals. The birds those exist in the surrounding area of the lake. Bolgoda is wonderful detonations for green tourist.
Sri Lanka Mini tours (SLMT) offers you an extension canoeing experience in Bolgoda Lake. Start the tour by meeting with our local guide. Canoes, oars, life jackets, snacks and refreshment, helmets and experience guide will be providing. This tour is giving you real unforgettable canoeing experience nowhere else to be found.
What to bring
• Extra cloth and towel
• All participants will be given a safety briefing.
• the importance of listening to the guide or instructor.
• Always wearing life jacket.
• Always keep on your mind you are involving with deep fresh water.
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