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Udawattekele Sanctuary
Ranked #8 of 80 things to do in Kandy
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Enjoyed this solace in the town. We had a troop of monkeys literally cross our path. I don't think they realised we were there. They were doing something with the toilets, I don't know what exactly was happening but it is an area they need to improve on.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Udawatta kele is a preserved forest sanctuary, gazetted by the government many years ago. The forest is full of thick vegetation where you are free to have a beautiful trek through it. Over looking , you can observe the beautiful range of Dumbara hills and the blue hills of the famous Knuckles range far out. The uniqueness is that it is located just above the city of Kandy and spreads along the river Mahaveli and curved inland of few kilometers. Wild bow, deer, mongoose, numerous serpents and a wide variety of birds are inhabitants of this valuable green stretch of land, so closer to a busy town.
If you have time to relax a bit and enjoy the tranquility , keeping away your stress of being in concrete jungles ( busy towns) this would be an ideal location.

Thank SarathSal
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Fantastic place to see lots of wildlife right next to the city centre. We saw monkeys, deer, lizards, turtles in their natural habitat, it was amazing! We normally do things quickly but took a good couple of hours to walk around. Great place to visit although beware for leeches! Even though we'd read about them and covered up with closed shoes and long trousers, my husband still managed to get a bite from one, only noticed a few hours later when he took his jeans off and his leg was pouring of blood!

1  Thank Mrshoeson
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

It is also known as the forbidden forest of the kings of Kandy. A great place to hike for a couple of hours enjoying he nature and viewing some bird life. With some luck you might see wild boar, Money's, Hare, Squirrels, Porcupines, and seven some reptiles, Water monitors, Lizards, Tortise and a variety of birds,. The pond in the heart of the jungle is believed to be the the place where queens in the pas bathed and used as their player garden. The brown fish owl is a famous sighting in the forest though you have to spend a little Ike to spot it and in one visit you might not see all above... Would highly recommend this visit I anyone who has 1-2 hours o spare whilst in Kandy. During the wet season just be cautious about the leeches.

1  Thank Gavin2009
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Love the tranquility. U become one with nature when u enter this place. Do not expect to see many wild animals except for birds and occasional rodents and cold blooded creatures! Truly an awesome place where time stops!!!

2  Thank Nilupul H
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