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Udawattekele Sanctuary

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Good for an escape from the city

Typical forest, has walking paths inside. Good for a quick stroll or long walk. Makes sure to check... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Nice walking paths

Interesting paths around the reserve. Information signs useful. Chance to see wildlife, monkeys... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“wild boar”(31 reviews)
“barking deer”(8 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A good place to get away from the noise of the city. This is a proper rain forest with wild animals who tend to run away and hide from humans. I saw monkeys, wild boar, and some deer, plus an eagle, hornbills, and other tropical...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a couple of hours walking around the sanctuary and all we saw were a few monkeys. No birds at all. We did however get attacked by lots of leeches! Some local families were wandering around with children, this was probably the reason why there...More

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

I spent two and a half hours walking around Udawattekele this morning and very pleasant it was too. As others have said it’s hard to believe that your in the centre of Kandy. In some places there is no traffic noise at all. Deer and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank WantageDavid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Typical forest, has walking paths inside. Good for a quick stroll or long walk. Makes sure to check the map/ask for the proper directions beforehand

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank erangayaka
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Udawattekele was located near Kandy town area and shared tooth temple. Nice place to have a walk and have a super green experience. Many interesting stories were heard about this place and better if you can find and read them. You can't see more animals...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Samith D
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Interesting paths around the reserve. Information signs useful. Chance to see wildlife, monkeys quite frequent. Careful as the leeches are sneaky. As in many parks, prices weird, 1322.50 for two adults and of course no change.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Capo_in_B
Reviewed 1 October 2018

It has a beautiful view and if you are nature lover who loves to do hikes and all then this place is ideal

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ndashikaa
Reviewed 30 September 2018

I can only describe this as a Woodland walk. When you enter the Forest there is a notice that gives you directions to all the different lengths of walks. The walk we did was not hilly but was easy. On the way there was a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Steve D
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Sri Lanka is also famous for wild life and majority of the land is reserved for sanctury. This one is smaller one and you can sight monkeys, deers, wild boars and birds.. if lucky.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Umang A
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Bit disappointed by our visit here today. We had a lovely walk through the jungle and the view point over the city is lovely a peaceful (in my opinion even better than 'the' Kandy view point) however we saw very few wildlife. We had to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Lucy S
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13 November 2018|
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Response from WantageDavid | Reviewed this property |
It is 650 rupees
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 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