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Makandawa Forest Reserve

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2 weeks ago
“Great walk”
Mar 29, 2018
“Great Spot for bird lovers ”
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| Yatiyantota D.S, Kithulgala South GS division, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is quite a job to get there but the park offers well maintained tracks with a number of different destinations. We walked to the waterfall..which was more like a series of rocky rapids...and had a swim in one of the pools. We walked for...More

1  Thank SydneyTraveller2016
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Reserve during our stay at Kitulgala. There is a large variety of bird life to be seen and photographed. Of course you are walking through a rainforest/jungle so the pathways are rough and require mobility to access steps and inclines, but well...More

1  Thank Graham L
Reviewed December 31, 2017

Take the small ferry to the Reserve and immerse yourself in the forest. It is just a lovely place to enjoy.

Thank Diomedia
Reviewed December 17, 2017

Full of Birds, butterflies and natural beauty. It would be a shame not to venture across the river and visit this place

Reviewed September 14, 2017

We had a guide who took us here and the journey was well worth it. very twisty road to the top, traffic was not too bad. The river is quite beautiful with lots of wildlife.

Thank Diane S
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Bird watching can be specially rewarding if the opportunity is there to see rare and endemic birds such as the black eagle,

Thank Bhanuka d
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Kitulgala is a small village on the banks of the Kelani river. Behind the quiet village is the Makandwa forest reserve. A small portion of the reserve is open to visitors for birding. You can sight a lot of species endemic to Sri Lanka, Grey...More

2  Thank tobindavid
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Makandawa forest is located in kithulgala .amazingly beautiful forest .not a lot of people go there as it is not that popular .but this place is just magical and it has several waterfalls also .

Thank Nadishka K
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

It is situated near Kuthulgala area. You'll find a beautiful water stream which is excellent for rock sliding. Be careful water is like 10 foot deep. So the best way to go there is with a rafting instructors. They will provide life jackets and you...More

2  Thank Thimal D
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Went on a hike while staying at Kitulgala. Not a very difficult trek. On rainy days many leaches can be encountered!

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February 5, 2017|
Response from buddhika w | Reviewed this property |
long question and long anwser 1.go near bathing point at kitulgala rest house and pay rs 30 to the boat and cross the river and go to the other side of the land.then walk 300 m and turn right.walk abiut 600 m to the entry... More