Canoe along the Samanala Weva


Literally named after the Sinhala word for ‘butterfly’, the Samanala Weva is perfect for a peaceful canoe ride along its serene waters. The area is populated by hundreds of species of butterflies, but the reservoir most likely also received its name because of its butterfly-like shape.

You can take your time on this tour, enjoying the surrounding greenery and mountains, which are home to some of the island’s most beautiful rivers and waterfalls. Venture out to the mouth of Belihul Oya or casually paddle within your comfort zone - it’s your choice.

Important Facts
Location: Balangoda
Recommended Visiting Hours: Morning or evening
Duration: 2 hours