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Udawattekele Sanctuary

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Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 784 1066
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Quiet forest walk in the centre of Kandy

It is hard to imagine you are so close to the noise and bustle of Kandy city centre as you walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
EnglandFoodie1
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England
A wonderful walk in the park, and only a stone's throw from the town center

If you are visiting Kandy you should not miss the opportunity to spend a few hours in Udawattekele... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
palawandave
,
puerto princesa
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LOCATION
Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 784 1066
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"beautiful forest"
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"bird watching"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is hard to imagine you are so close to the noise and bustle of Kandy city centre as you walk through along the paths of this former royal forest. It makes a cool peaceful interlude in sightseeing

2  Thank EnglandFoodie1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting Kandy you should not miss the opportunity to spend a few hours in Udawattekele Sanctuary where you can see deer, wild boar monkeys and possibly some birds. As soon as you have aid your entrance fee you will see the rather...More

1  Thank palawandave
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This should really feature much higher on the list of things to do! It’s a lovely hours walk around the jungle and it’s in the middle of the city!! Saw some monkeys and jungle dear and the vegetation is amazing just look out for leaches....More

1  Thank SEBM1981
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We spent 2 hours waliking in this Forrest which is basically located right above the temple of the tooth, but is unknown to most tourists. We Saw wild boars, monkeys, birds. There is a great viewpoint over the lake & city. It is a really...More

1  Thank esalagean
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

This is a jungle nature reserve just a stones throw from the busy centre. It felt as though we were the only people there. You can walk for miles through it. There is a rangers hut with an interesting display of the wildlife you may...More

1  Thank Heather H
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

A peaceful place to escape the city and go walking in the forest Lots of birds and monkeys A pleasant series of trails exist which vary from about a mile up to three miles in length

1  Thank Albia-Newton
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

There is a minimal entry fee, but it is well worth it for an awesome morning walk among Sri Lankan nature. The trails were easy to navigate and we saw numerous deer and monkey's. There are different trail options, but we spent just over an...More

1  Thank rdubbs08
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

How to get there by foot: Indentify Kandy municipality council on the map and walk there. The building will be on your left, you continue up on that main street. A panel will then point you in the direction of the entrance (always straight on...More

2  Thank Arthur D
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

I travelled in the late morning when there are people scattered in the park. A lone local man wandering around and asked me if I have water. Quite strange already. Then he followed me into a small dirt trail to a view point (with no...More

5  Thank qicong z
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location with many varieties of trees and plants five minutes walk from the busy kandy city good location to get away from the city pollution

Thank lakshmanisaac
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Binara Buddhika A
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Response from Eddychahine | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You can find tour guides on site.
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Tinoda M
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Response from Inosha W | Reviewed this property |
There were no snakes as such, especially if you stick to the well paved paths. Don't take detours and you'll be fine. But frankly, I took a couple of teenagers with me the last time I was there and they practically crawled... More
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Tinoda M
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