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
Bird Watching in Udawatte Kele, Kandy From Negombo BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $99
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Kandy City Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $40
Duration: 6 hours
Private Day Trip to Kandy BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $90
Duration: 12 to 13 hours
Udawattekele Sanctuary Reviews
take a tuktuk to the entrance so as not to spend your energy on finding it, also its uphill quite a bit - price is steep (900) but worth 2-3 hours of walking in a jungle like environment on... more »
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 »
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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