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Makandawa Forest Reserve: Tours & Tickets

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| Yatiyantota D.S, Kithulgala South GS division, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 1 April 2019 via mobile

I took the boat across the river three times and the followed clear paths into the forest . The paths wind up and down through the forest providing a good work out in the humid conditions . I saw a good variety of birds and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank billpam56
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

Huge range of bird species and excellent, well maintained trails. High price tag for entry and lack of information mars it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Stopped off here en route to Colombo on a recommendation of a local person. Our driver managed to get a ‘local guide’ who was told we wanted to see/photograph birds. The guide duly took us to the river for a boat crossing across to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gerry C
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

It is quite a job to get there but the park offers well maintained tracks with a number of different destinations. We walked to the waterfall..which was more like a series of rocky rapids...and had a swim in one of the pools. We walked for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SydneyTraveller2016
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the Reserve during our stay at Kitulgala. There is a large variety of bird life to be seen and photographed. Of course you are walking through a rainforest/jungle so the pathways are rough and require mobility to access steps and inclines, but well...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank GrahamL518
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Take the small ferry to the Reserve and immerse yourself in the forest. It is just a lovely place to enjoy.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Diomedia
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Full of Birds, butterflies and natural beauty. It would be a shame not to venture across the river and visit this place

Date of experience: November 2017
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We had a guide who took us here and the journey was well worth it. very twisty road to the top, traffic was not too bad. The river is quite beautiful with lots of wildlife.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Diane S
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Bird watching can be specially rewarding if the opportunity is there to see rare and endemic birds such as the black eagle,

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Bhanuka d
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Kitulgala is a small village on the banks of the Kelani river. Behind the quiet village is the Makandwa forest reserve. A small portion of the reserve is open to visitors for birding. You can sight a lot of species endemic to Sri Lanka, Grey...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Response from buddhika w | Reviewed this property |
long question and long anwser 1.go near bathing point at kitulgala rest house and pay rs 30 to the boat and cross the river and go to the other side of the land.then walk 300 m and turn right.walk abiut 600 m to the entry... More