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Udawattekele Sanctuary

Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #8 of 32 Attractions in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A breath of fresh air (so to speak in the heat) after the center of Kandy. A beautiful forest with one side a beautiful view of the city but quite noisy as close to the road. On the other you are surrounded by nature with very few visitors, damage some cars or motorcycles go through some trails. Another bad point,... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Udawattekele forest is close to the centre of KANDY and very easy to reach by tuctuc taxi. There are views toward the city and kandy lake . Easy broad paths that lead through the tropical forest around the pond. A lot of rainforest birds can be heard and spiders and monkeys can be seen. recommended.

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Dublin, Ireland
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28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

After three days hill walking in the tea plantation of Sri Lanka at 3000mtrs we decided to have a rest day today in Kandy. That lasted till 12noon when the hotel manager suggested that we go to the rain forest for a walk. One tuk tuk later, We headed in with our map and local emergence phone, provided by the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I took a recording kit and spent a good half a day visiting this place, which is located in a forest within the city. the birds insects and other creatures including monkeys produce a cocktail of sound which is fascinating and amazing to listen too.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great opportunity to get up close to an elephant, be prepared though the handlers will expect paying, but well worth the 1000 rupees I paid, excellent experience.

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N yorks
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55 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A beautiful forest, amazing vines, trees, Dorian fruit trees Nice view over kandy,. Saw very little wildlife. husband attracted a couple of leeches, rest of us were fine. Cost almost £10 for a family of 4 which I think is too much. I know we need to pay to preserve such lovely areas, but I feel Sri Lanka is cashing... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I'll preface this by saying I should have done my research beforehand... My fiancé and I came here during wet season and our tuk tuk driver joked that he and his wife avoid it in the wet season due to leaches. We were swearing thongs and sandals respectively - mistake! There were leaches everywhere we went and the tracks are... More

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If it hasn't rained a day or two before you visit this gem of a forest in the middle of Kandy, you are going to be in your imagined 7th heaven! Go to the pool where many a King beheaded his mistresses.

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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We enjoyed the walk. Nothing special. Couldn't understand why it was so expensive (almost 2000 lkr) for 2 adults and 2 kids. Harldy anyone visits the place because the price is relatively expensive. You can enjoy a place in the UK (Brecon Beacons) for zero cost and its much more spectacular with its waterfalls and lush hills. So, no, sorry... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I really should have listened to past reviewers. There are serious leaches. I ended up trail running by the end, which I never do. Do not go here. It was awful!

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