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Udawattekele Sanctuary

Address: Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #10 of 28 Attractions in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Cultural
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Cultural

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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I don't know how many people choose this place as their another attraction in Kandy, but this is a very good place to travel for nature lover. You wont feel that you were so close to Kandy city center.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

As a "birdie" I had expected this to be a rich source of interest, but it is composed almost entirely of forest, and viewable birds were at a distinct premium! There were very few other visitors, and we all seemed to be outnumbered by soldiers in combat gear with AK47s. They were very friendly, but their presence was a bit... More 

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Mashhad, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

we had an advanture when we were there. we walked slowly in this forest. suddenly our leader sayed to us "do not stop and run please run". we can not see anything or any animal but while we were runing he explained some worms with ability to seek your blood are here and if you stay and stop any where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The forrest was absolutely stunning. It quiet and serene however, the further you climb, the more leeches you are likely to encounter. We were unaware of this and as such we wore open shoes. I would recommend closed footwear and tight pants and perhaps, some repellant. Other than this very minor complaint, the Udawattekele Sanctuary is beautiful and the scenery... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

After having travelled all the way to Kandy we were not granted permission to enter, was a terrible experience.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Having to pay the steep entrance fees along with the safari charges and guide tips - certainly not worth just to see few elephants. Safari in some other national parks around the world are far far better. Just another commercial establishment like the many others in Srilanka.

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Ayampe, Ecuador
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I was completely alone and in 20 minutes walk from Kandy center I felt like I was in a real jungle/forest with monkeys swinging around and peace in the air. Tip: Watch out for leeches. Little ones that will sneakily to your shoe and then to your ankle :) Don't be scared of that. Go check it out for some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Forest is located with in the city and no one would assume a natural, tropical forest to be located in once a Capital City. A walk through the forest will make you close to the nature. You can observe many flora and fauna. The forest is well preserved and protected and dropping litter and plastic is prohibited. Be a... More 

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Gland, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This forest is quite dense and it gives a break from the buzz in Kandy. We saw wild boars, an owl, a snake and many birds.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Nice and peaceful walk in a forest. You can see many animals like monkeys, agamas, etc. You will get a map at entrance. You need about 2 hours for it.

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