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Udawattekele Sanctuary

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Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 784 1066
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Nice afternoon

Took a 3 hr walk around the place. They need a better map, but i managed to find my way back to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jessica K
Great place for a morning excursion in the jungle.

It is kind of strange to take a walk in the jungle in the middle of the city, but Udawattekele... read more

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Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 784 1066
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Reviewed yesterday

Took a 3 hr walk around the place. They need a better map, but i managed to find my way back to the entrance okay. There is only one entrance into the park even though it looks like there are roads that go up into...More

Thank Jessica K
Reviewed yesterday

It is kind of strange to take a walk in the jungle in the middle of the city, but Udawattekele offers just that. The paths are in the shade underneath the canopies, and there are quite a few birds around. Most of them are just...More

Thank swede1102
Reviewed 3 days ago

The sanctuary is a forest reserve located to the north of the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth) From the city centre it takes about 10mins to get to the entrance by vehicle. Entrance depends on whether you're a local or a foreigner. I see...More

Thank Dhushan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came here to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Spent a lovely couple of hours walking the trails, mainly shaded by the gorgeous trees which was a welcome relief. Saw lots of monkeys and a huge water monitor. Great viewpoint of Kandy...More

Thank HayleyHay5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to get away from the buzz of Kandy for a couple of hours, you can take a nice walk there. We saw some deer, turtles and fish in the pond by the entrance. There is also a German Buddhist monk there who...More

Thank 425rita
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow,,amazing and attractive place to visit.There is lots of places to see in there.German temple,royal pond,giant bamboo bush,garison cemetery etc.You can see few animals from there.Full of cool,fresh air.

Thank Gimhani U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended!!! This park is a peacefully place in Kandy. I really love trees. So this was the perfect place for me. (Giant liane) We had also a lot of fun with the map. Because it is not the best one. So you go arround...More

Thank Sussi S
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We visited around 3pm following a busy day roaming around Kandy town. As you walk up the hill past Trinity College you leave the hustle and bustle of Kandy behind and are met with peace; bar the sounds of nature. We followed a circular route...More

Thank cubalibre10
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We took a lovely walk along the trails of this lovely national park, enjoyed the greenery, the peaceful ambiance and the view of the city and pond below. Hard to believe such a gem is right in the heart of the city. You can choose...More

1  Thank Liat100
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This can be the only forest situated in a commercial city. This has a thick forest cover all around the area and situated next to The Kandy temple. Once you enter the forest reserve you feel like you are entering in to an airconditoned room....More

1  Thank Sajith W
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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