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Udawattekele Sanctuary

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Address: Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 784 1066

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a cool forest inside a busy city

i got to get there with my college friends last year. you must buy a entrance ticket when you enter and can hire a guide if needed.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Alex s
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i got to get there with my college friends last year. you must buy a entrance ticket when you enter and can hire a guide if needed.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went with our elementary aged children. There are broad and smooth dirt road type paths, as well as hiking trails. There are lots of monkey, and even vines you can swing on. We had a very nice time; I'd like to return. There are bathrooms scattered throughout, but no drinking water.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Udawattakele Royal Forest Park is an amazingly tranquil haven just above the cultural centre of Kandy. It is tamed jungle with a number of well constructed paths running through it. I was very impressed by the giant liana and we saw monkeys and a deer. The entrance fee of about $10 for the two of us was a bit steep... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

5mins from Kandy city, this is a must-see if you are interested in nature and history together. From the point of entrance you will forget that you are in busy city of Kandy. Grab a booklet about the place if you can, there are lots of details about historical importance of the forest. There are lots of shady paths across... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked here from Kandy lake having done the temple of the tooth relic first. We'd bought a packed lunch and so whilst it was completely the wrong time of day to see much wildlife it was a lovely shady meander in the heat of the day. We did see wild pig - mum and 8 babies! Monkey, turtles and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are planning to go there, get prepared to pay 650 rupee at the entrance, this came as a big surprise to me as this is almost half what you would pay to enter the infamous temple of the tooth located in the same city. It is a 15 minute walk from the temple of the tooth, last stretch... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is unbelievable that this sanctuary is so close from.the city and so peaceful and serene. There are parts where you only hear birds...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hidden gem in Kandy. Good place to walk and enjoy a beautiful forest. Map can be a bit misleading. We passed the turnoff point to the look out and had to backtrack. The tree canopy keeps the sunlight out so it is a cool and relaxing walk.

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Karleby
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this forest for a few hours and it was quite nice. It is amazingly dense and green, and there are beautiful lizards and birds to see. It is a very nice trail to follow in a loop. The most extraordinary sight was the hermitage caves at the outskirts, because of some strange reason there was the sad remains... More 

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Timbuktu, Mali
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Away from the chaos of a dirty city is this jungle sanctuary. Nothing too special, but peaceful and a beautiful environment of trees. The amazing liana that stretches for two hectares is a real treat. Cool in the midday heat

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