Udawattekele Sanctuary, Kandy

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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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  • Royal Forest Park in Kandy (primary rainforest), AKA Udawattekele Sanctuary. The tourist info guy practically begged me not to go because of the leeches! I thought of the big (presumably slow...  more »
  • After spending a few hours walking around the city, the peacefulness of the forest was truly welcomed! We didn't seen much wildlife we saw only 1 deer on a 2 hour walk - but that didnt bother us; the....  more »
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  • Fully surrounded by green nature. Will be ideal for peaceful walk while enjoying the nature. But it would be great if the basic facilities for visitors get upgraded. Went there on 2018. Hope things are better now.
  • Silent forest in the middle of the country. Walk through the nature and hear the silence of the nature. If you are lucky enough you may see mouse deer and different species of animals.
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