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Address: Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0777841066
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A forest at the edge of the city -- wow

It is calming to walk along the dirt trails through the forest. The screeching of the crickets some times gives you the creeps. But it gives you the kind of experience in a deep... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Chamalee A
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We lived close by and spent most of out childhood play time in this forest, before they cordoned it off. I have visited this place recently with some of my foreign guests and sadly it is nothing much and the forest has thinned out and not what it used to be. Even the fauna and flora has decreased. I see... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Nice and relaxing walk in kandy to get away from the hustle and bustle. We walked around for about 2 hours, could spend longer in there or be done a bit quicker though. We did get some leeches on us so might be best to wear long pants and tuck them into socks. Maps also arnt the clearest but isnt... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Really enjoyed our time walking around this beautiful forest, if you're keen for peace and quiet out of hectic Kandy then definitely come here. We did however get a bit lost due to the maps not being very informative. We made our way down a not so well trotted path and got bitten by a few leeches. Come prepared incase... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is on all levels the best thing about Kandy. The city is intolerably noisy and busy, which I get it, can be charming, but nothing beats the beauty of getting lost in these gardens. And by gardens I mean a forest. We walked around for 2 hours before making it back to the exit. Unfortunately we didn't see any... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

For simply walking around in nature, the fee of Rs600 is too high, especially since you hardly get to see anything except butterflies and some monkeys. The place is too close to traffic and that could be one reason for the low wildlife count. We saw a lot more bird species around the Kandy Lake compared to Udawattekele Sanctuary.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

One of its kind in Asian, this is a uniquely preserved nature forest and you can spend the whole day in this nature forest, it is so relaxing. Entry tickets apply but less than $20.00.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Beautiful and quiet escape from the noise and chaos of Kandy City. Just watch out for the leeches and wild boar!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It is calming to walk along the dirt trails through the forest. The screeching of the crickets some times gives you the creeps. But it gives you the kind of experience in a deep jungle. I personally loved it. Wonderful place for nature lovers to spend time walking and talking . Not much of an attraction otherwise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Beautiful forest pretty much inside the city. A mini sinharaja. What I would have wished was a guide that tells me more about the plants and animals living there, they did not offer unfortunately. The lady at the entrance says she has no change but actially she has ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Amazing view full of nature at it's best and not polluted, and exceptionally breath taking. Any one would enjoy this!

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