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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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Dublin, Ireland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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54 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Sinharaja Rain Forest is spectacular. We saw so many endemic birds, snakes and plants to Sri Lanka. We also got to tick off the Sri Lankan Blue Magpie and Sri Lankan Frogmouth from our "to see" list, which was extremely exciting.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Approached from the far end of town this park has excellent walking paths, is naturally made up of differing types of flora and is quite beautiful Do take plenty of water and some food if planning to stay for a while, Well maintained routes make walking easy and occasional, completely unobtrusive signage means that you do not get lost. tremendous... More

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