Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of…

South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in M…

  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

Medical Tourism – Dental Care …

The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

Family Travel to Philippines…

The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

The Biodiversity of the Madu River, a thriving showcase of nature

The island nation of Sri Lanka is a fascinating country to explore, offering many attractions for the visitor. An outstanding accommodation choice in this intriguing island would be beach villas Sri Lanka offers such as the Calamansi Cove by Jetwing. This appealing accommodation offers well-laid out rooms and many convenient amenities.

The picturesque Madu River is a lovely attraction that will undoubtedly appeal to the nature lover. A remarkable aspect of this river is its exceptional biodiversity. You will find a diverse variety of plants, fish, insects, amphibians, mammals, reptiles and birds in this natural wonder including many kinds of aquatic and wetland creatures. In fact there are 70 kinds of fish, 25 kinds of molluscs, 50 varieties of butterflies and 31 kinds of reptiles in this amazing marvel of nature. These diverse varieties of creatures all interact and sustain each other in this flourishing aquatic ecosystem. Visitors may have the opportunity to observe this thriving natural showcase which has evolved over the centuries.
Bird lovers will be interested to know that there are a host of fascinating avian varieties to be seen at Madu River; there are in fact no less than 111 recorded species of birds in the vicinity of the river. Of these some varieties are wandering species that arrive in this area on their annual migrations.

The Madu River ecosystem features a large area of mangroves, which create a splendid environment for the aquatic creatures described above. In fact no less than 14 different mangrove varieties may be found in the area. It has been found that there are a total of 302 plant varieties in the Madu River area, of which some 19 are native to the region.
The area surrounding the river is verdant and picturesque and will appeal to visitors who are appreciative of luxuriant nature. Visitors will also have the opportunity to observe the numerous islets that may be seen within the river itself.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+

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