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Udawattekele Sanctuary

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Address: Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Nice quiet walk in the forest

Only came across 2 groups of people in the 90 minutes that we spent there. Some of the signs are not so clear so we wasted a bit of time. Saw one deer and a lot of monkeys. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Magog, Canada
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Magog, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Only came across 2 groups of people in the 90 minutes that we spent there. Some of the signs are not so clear so we wasted a bit of time. Saw one deer and a lot of monkeys. It is just a forest but it nice given the high energy level of Kandy.

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A cozy walk in a circle for about 1.5 hours. Not many sites and the signs along the route are not so detailed and informative. We even could not find the German caves. Can skip for limieted time.

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Sigiriya
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Udawatta kale Sanctuary is a Green wet forest boudaring to Sri Dalandaa Maaligaawa Kandy. 365 day green leaved thick forest with huge trees old more than hundreds of years. flora and fona Inheritant to Sri Lanka can be found in their natural habitat here. Ideal place for environmental researchers and who love the nature!.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

This forest is pretty easy to navigate without a guide, using the map given out at the entrance. Even if you do lose your way, you can't go too wrong and you'll inevitably find your way back to the entrance. The forest is really lovely and there's a lot of wildlife. We saw lots of monkeys as well as wild... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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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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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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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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47 helpful votes 47 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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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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