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Udawattekele Sanctuary

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Address: Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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From crowded city to thick jungle within 05 minutes.... Amazing !!!

If you travel Kandy, do not miss this place. You can see the largest Creeper in Sri Lanka in this jungle. Place is really amazing. It is ideal to travel in sunny hot days. There... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
NishanMS
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you travel Kandy, do not miss this place. You can see the largest Creeper in Sri Lanka in this jungle. Place is really amazing. It is ideal to travel in sunny hot days. There is small lake in the jungle and "Lovers' Walk" situated by the lake.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place where you have to be prepared to walk. There are no wardens or people to direct, the signs don't give helpful tips like distance to destinations. There are wild animals if you are patient enough to watch and wait. Be mindful of the monkeys, they're very tame but still, if you have food, they might grab

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We caught the bus into the city and then walked to the forest. The paths are well marked although we found the map given to us on entry slightly difficult to follow. Lovely walk, really peaceful place with lots of clean air which is much needed after the pollution of kandy traffic. We saw lots of monkeys, deer and turtles... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice walk through here keeping off the hottest of the day's sun. Plenty of monkeys for entertainment. The walk could benefit from some extra signage/better maps as we managed to get a bit lost (as did several others we met) near the German Hermitage. But other than that it was very pleasant.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Udawattekele can be reached by walking from Kandy but it is uphill, a tuktuk cost us £1.50 and we walked back down. The forest has well marked tracks to follow, is quiet and shaded and very enjoyable. We were there early afternoon and did not see many birds or animals but still appreciated the peace and quiet.

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Thank Warks
Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice area that you easy reach with tuk-tuk. There are good paths so you can walk with a stroller. Nice forest and fine viewpoint over Kandy. Monkeys, pigs, deer, turtles, water monitor were observed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Spent an afternoon walking around in the park. Saw a bunch of monkeys, some deer and wild boar. Lovely walks in the woods.

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Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

OUTSTANDING! I'd call it the monkey preserve and it was awesome. We showed up at 4:30pm and were about the only visitors there. We paid our admittance fee and only got into the park about 100 feet before we found monkey heaven. There were monkeys everywhere and it was a group of at least 75 monkeys. At first they startled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived late, about 4:45 pm. The park closes at 6 pm, so we weren't sure it was worth buying a ticket but it was our last day in Kandy. So glad we did, as we started to walk around the lake the monkeys surrounded us and some of them started to grab our ankles playfully. Our local driver noticed... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

If you have an hour or two to spare whilst visiting Kandy I would highly recommend making a stop at Udawattakele! The entrance fee is around 550 rupees, and this entitles you to a 3-4km walk around the forest area, there are even wild monkeys all over the forest which was so lovely to watch. My only criticism is that... More 

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