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Udawattekele Sanctuary

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Address: Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0777841066

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Stunning oasis of natural beauty right in the centre of Kandy

Quite a walk on a hot day, but SO worth it for all the wonderful macaques - we observed 3 different families and were awe struck by them. Wear proper walking shoes/boots and stay... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a walk on a hot day, but SO worth it for all the wonderful macaques - we observed 3 different families and were awe struck by them. Wear proper walking shoes/boots and stay on the main paths and out of the wetter undergrowth to avoid the much-reviewed leeches.

Thank marsheen72
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Udawattekele sanctuary located just behind the tooth of temple in Kandy. it has well organize path for walking and cyclical tour. some of the endemic birds, monkeys, wild bore, and many reptiles...etc..

Thank jjedentours
Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of our first experiences of the Sri Lankan countryside and we saw lots of interesting wildlife including monkeys, deer, turtles, snakes etc. Definitely worth a visit, the only thing was that the signage was a little poor and we didn't go to all the places we wished to.

Thank Alex K
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a morning being squashed at the Temple of the Tooth the Udawattekele Sanctuary was an oasis of calm. The walk through the forest was almost deserted apart from some monkeys, wild pigs and lots of butterflies. The viewpoint over Kandy was worth a visit as was the small visitor's centre which gave some information about the local wildlife. Despite... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Worth going for the walk alone but don't hold out for much wildlife. We saw a few monkeys, a deer and a few birds but thats about it. The view of Kandy is great though. Don't fret about getting lost, though the sinage is terrible all paths lead to Kandy!

Thank matthewgaskin
Wuhan, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Amazing place. Quite unbelievable that Kandy city hosts such a great forest. Very clean and evergreen. The best place to look for tranquility in Kandy. Apart from the giant flora and fauna, the forest possesses a Kandy view point, a temple, a few caves, giant liana etc. There are some unfair restrictions for locals. No unmarried couples would be allowed... More 

Thank Lahiyru
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This is worth a visit and is an easy stroll through beautiful forest. I'm not sure why people complain of leeches because the main track is actually a dry dirt road fit for cars to drive on. Maybe it's different after a lot of rain, but just make sure you wear covered shoes. There are options of going off the... More 

Thank NatalieG478
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This is a bit isolated and not many people visit. But if walking in a forest is something you enjoy, then do spend half a day here. A local tuk tuk can drop you here. While returning you have a short walk to get transportation. Carry lots of water and some snacks as there is no food available. Ensure you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

This was actually my favourite place in Kandy. There was hardly anyone there, it was peaceful and teeming with wildlife. We saw baboons, wild boar, a snake, fish, birds and my friend swears he saw a crocodile! Great place for a leisurely walk to get out of the hustle and bustle and away from the coach loads of tourists.

Thank Karen B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

If you have few days in Kandy, worth to see, it is a nice walk, there might be some leaches on the way

Thank Lenka K

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