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Udawattekele Sanctuary

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Address: Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0777841066
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A Nice Place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Anand_Lobo
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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!

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Wuhan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Karen B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Milano, Lombardia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Sanctuary is a wonderful place - wild vegetation and lots of animals. We saw monkeys, owls and deers. However, I strongly suggest to wear sneakers because of leeches, that you can find especially on the longer walks. The Lovers walk is very easy and charming.

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Thank Virginia T
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. Could walk around and forget that you're in a bustling city. Nice and cool - shaded by trees. Saw monkeys, scorpions and some amazing tree formations. Only takes an hour or so if you don't do the full loop so easy to find the time!!

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We did a big tour around the park and heared a lot of birds, but we didn't see any because we were not properly equipped. Be sure to put on you leech socks. The park is beautiful and there is a wide variety of plants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The sanctuary is rich with unique flora and fauna. It is good for a school trip and as well as for an university trip. Luckily could visit the Maithri Lena which is a Buddhist monk spends his life with the horrible sounds of nature. He is old and we should respect him for his effort. N.B. This place is not... More 

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