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.
Tours to Udawattekele Sanctuary
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Duration: 3 to 9 hours
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Duration: 5 days
Udawattekele Sanctuary Reviews
Good walk, plenty to see. Our guide said it was about 3km to get around. Liar liar pants on fire, it was at 6 km's. Plenty of monkeys all over the carpark and cars when we finished. more »
This sanctuary is pure beauty! It is so peaceful inside and a great escape from the bustling city. There are many different paths you can take in the park, some short for those not wanting to walk too... more »
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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