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Udawattekele Sanctuary

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Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka
+94 77 784 1066
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In to the Greenery

This is good for group travelers and solo travelers too. Not far from kandy town 5 min drive or... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nishley D
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Tranquility in the Trees

What a fantastic find just a short walk away from the crazy Kandy town! Grab some snacks and head... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
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Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka
+94 77 784 1066
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is good for group travelers and solo travelers too. Not far from kandy town 5 min drive or fifteen min walk will brng you here. Can experience wildlife and you can visit some ruins too

Thank Nishley D
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic find just a short walk away from the crazy Kandy town! Grab some snacks and head here for a peaceful picnic amongst some fabulous fauna and flora. Udawattekelle boasts everything from butterflies to giant bamboos. If you enjoy a good wander in...More

Thank ALwayzalex
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

A great chance to escape the kandy chaos. Really peaceful walks in the shade. A chance to look out over kandy too which is a great photo opportunity. There is a fee for entry

1  Thank Lucy17894732
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Nice walk through forest/jungle. Managed to see a few monkeys close to the entrance, but apart from that there wasn't much else. Recommended if you have a few hours spare.

Thank Ali S
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Our driver recommended this spot. The rainforest was originally only for the royal family and was 1000 acres at one stage. It's now 267 acres and describes itself as Kandy's lungs (which it really needs). We wandered here for 1.5hrs but you could spent much...More

Thank Aisling F
Reviewed 4 June 2017

You are in the jungle there are no real views however we saw a cobra, a python, deer and wild boar, and monkey. Also got bitten a million times by Mosquito's, it is not particularly picturesque but its good to kill a couple of hours...More

Thank ManchesterTonytiger
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Sorry to say it wasn't worth the entrance fee (660 LKR). We saw two water monitors playing in the lake which was cool. Other than that- got attacked by leeches (!) and lost the track couple of times due to the misleading signs. Would not...More

1  Thank Kart J
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

A real forest full of intact old & traditional trees. It is huge and you can spend up to 3 hours walking & climbing. A tour guide is needed not to get lost and to explain about some details inside the sanctuary. Nice museum inside.

Thank Eddychahine
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We were able to watch animals but it wasn't quite what we expected it to be. was boring.. but still we saw a lot of animals.. if you're an animal lover its a place for you.

Thank Lahiru D
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

After reading the reviews I was a bit nervous there would be thousands of leeches and even after a bit of bush bashing we came out leech free. We took our bikes around the 3km loop which was really fun. The forest was actually really...More

2  Thank samJ74ZF
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Binara Buddhika A
20 August 2017|
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Response from Eddychahine | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You can find tour guides on site.
Tinoda M
1 July 2017|
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Response from Rob L | Reviewed this property |
No need to worry about snakes, can definitely do it solo and guides are a dime a dozen which I would recommend
Tinoda M
1 July 2017|
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Response from Lahiru D | Reviewed this property |
*it wouldn't be