The morning was bright and pleasant in Koggala and a two-hour boat ride along Pol Oya was ideal to start off the day. Pol Oya is considered as Sri Lanka’s largest natural lake consisting of eight islands including the famous island named Madolduwa. Madolduwa, is a popular island because of the novel "Madolduwa" by Martin Wickramasinghe. There are so many places from where people can start their boat ride on Pol Oya. When you reach Koggala sign boards indicating "Madol Duwa" are in more than a few places. Sadly, most people visit Madol Duwa only, because of its distinctive popularity but they lack the knowledge about the other seven islands.