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Udawattekele Sanctuary

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Address: Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 77 784 1066
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Jungle adventure

A amazing place to visit and escape the madness of Kandy city. Reasonable entry price when you can spend all day in there encountering wild monkeys, a whole hosts of birds, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A amazing place to visit and escape the madness of Kandy city. Reasonable entry price when you can spend all day in there encountering wild monkeys, a whole hosts of birds, and deer. There are also a number of different hermitages scattered around the woods so mindful to be respectful while in the area. Kandy view point is located in... More 

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really wonderful 3 hours here with a very good driver & vehicle. We think we saw every available animal the park had to offer , right down to amazing little dug beetles doing their work in the middle of the road. This was our 3 park in this area & well worth a visit. The water holes... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful sanctuary in the middle of the hustle and bustle, beautiful scenery lots of wildlife, to quote a famous aussie movie "Ah the serenity"

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1 Thank nols59
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And yes, right in the middle of Kandy Twon! The best walk in town if you want the quietness and to enjoy a bit of solitude. An early morning walk (at 6am) will give you pleasant encounters with the barking deer, harmless wild boar (since they're used to people), millions of fruit bats, a variety of birds etc etc. Walk... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This sanctuary is located just behind the kandy town. You can even walk from the busy town to get their. It's like a different world just close to the town with hustle and bustle . Filled with tropical trees and various climbers and beautiful birds and monkeys.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We saw monkeys outside but not in the sanctuary, and saw deer, hog and birds inside. Take water and snacks with you as you cant buy any there, and wear trousers and trainers to avoid any bites as youre in the woods.

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2 Thank Kerry J
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The true beauty of the sanctuary cannot be rushed, and honestly, best visited with a specialist who knows its rich history. You need to take time to walk, meander along its many generally unexplored paths. Be warned though it can get quite dangerous for someone who is not used to a proper hike. If so, stick to the demarcated path... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Kandy two nights but only really had one day. Kandy town itself is quite overwhelming, very busy, dusty and dirty. Generally in Sri Lanka the people are friendly, welcoming and kind, however we found many people in Kandy (and certainly not all) quiet rude and always trying to con tourists. For example tuk tuks should cost around... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

A great walk. I would advise to take a tuk tuk to the entrance or you will be exhausted climbing to reach it before you even get in. Walk back to the lake when you come out. Beautiful place, no one else around, we didn't see any birds or wild pigs at all, only lots of monkeys by the monastery... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Spent the morning here, perfect to escape the busy city despite it being so close to the centre. Could do a variety of walks the longest being 5km. Saw various wildlife including lots of monkeys.

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