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Udawattekele Sanctuary

Address: Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #10 of 31 Attractions in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Easy walking distance from Kandy city center. Beautiful forest with monkeys, birds and probably other animals (that we didn't see). So nice to get away from the sun (the trees give shade) and city for a while. Also good walking tracks and a nice view point with a great view of Kandy Lake.

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Lahore, Pakistan
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254 reviews 254 reviews
105 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A beautiful and Fantastic place to see lots of wildlife ..Loved the hike into this sanctuary, we saw monkeys and birds. A must visit place.

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Zuerich
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A lovely rain forest with a huge "pus wela", which covers 2 acres and is over 200 years old. Mind the many leeches, which are all over the place after rain. Although leeches are not dangerous, their bites hurt, so don't wear sandals! We saw monkeys, a boar and many birds.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The entrance fee is OK (650 Rps per person) and you get a map. The map is fine, but we couldn't find some of the caves, which are indicated on the map and the signposts in the park. We are birdwatchers, so we walk very slowly, listening for every sound and looking for every movement in the trees or in... More 

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DC
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

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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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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