Udawattekele Sanctuary, Kandy

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Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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Admire the exuberant wildlife and feel the pulsating power of nature at Udawattekele Sanctuary. See massive trees, curving branches, and lianas hanging causally, with occasional rays of sunshine peeking through the dense forest canopy. Despite its proximity to the suburbs, the sanctuary teems with mammals, insects, and reptiles, while about 80 species of birds attract bird-watchers. Bring your bike and explore the park via its well-maintained network of trails. Other highlights include the Buddhist meditation hermitages and rudimentary shelters scattered throughout the sanctuary. Visit the information center to learn more about the ecosystem and history of the area. Before you visit Kandy, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Udawattekele is well-known place in heart of Kandy city. You can have a peaceful walk with fresh air. 
    Udawattekele is well-known place in heart of Kandy city. You can have a peaceful walk with fresh air.  more »
  • Quite afternoon walk. We went on an afternoon when we had nothing planned there was a nice view of Kandy and it was a peaceful walk. There’s not that much to see but is nice if you have some free... 
    Quite afternoon walk. We went on an afternoon when we had nothing planned there was a nice view of Kandy and it was a peaceful walk. There’s not that much to see but is nice if you have some free...  more »
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  • We loved the walk here. Very beautiful and well kept forrest and trails. There are places to sit around the sanctuary. We saw a deer and many monkeys. There is also a very nice view point to look down at Kandy lake and city. There is an entrance fee for foreigners.
  • A tranquil and easy trek through this tiny little piece of forest just next to the city. Visit early before 9am for a true feel of the place without crowds. There was endless birdsong right throughout our one hour walk, so delightful.

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