Udawattekele Sanctuary, Kandy

4.1
#2 of 8 in Parks in Kandy
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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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  • This is a bird paradise I would day. If you are a bird lover this is the place you should be. Calm and quite. Not that much crowded so birds can be in peacefully. Love this place a lot.  more »
  • The paths to walk on hadn't been swept of leaves ever and the noise of crickets was hard to hear anything else. The locals who hardly had to pay to get in were using the few benches available to sit....  more »
  • Hete you can have a nice walk, if you want to spot a lot of animals you have to go early morning, in the afternoon you maybe see a dear or some birds and monkeys  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.
  • Very beautiful forrest with a rich eco system. It is located very close to the Kandy city and If you are a person who is willing get a unique experience in a thick forest this is place that you should be. They will charge an entrance fair at the gate. Not very expensive. It is worth the money. No doubt about it.
  • One of best places to visit in Kanda. About 1.5km away from Kandy town.Nice and cool conditions inside it.
  • A rain forest to visit. Which can spend a whole day by enjoying the nature and its creations.

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