Udawattakelle SancturyCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 644 LKR
- Tags: Outdoors, Forest, Wildlife Sanctuary , Family And Kids, Monastery , Nature, Bird Watching
Udawattakelle Sanctury - Review
The Udawatta Kele is a lush tropical rain forest reserve on a hill ridge in the centre of Kandy. It has a long history dating back centuries. It was a Royal, forbidden forest by the Sinhala kings who ascended the throne when Kandy became the capital city. Located above the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) and the royal palace, this verdant jungle is home to many kinds of animals and birds, trees and creepers. There are several Buddhist monasteries in and around the forest as well as a few Buddhist cave dwellings. Near the main entrance there is a large pond, the Raja Pokuna, or Royal Bathing Pond. The forest is popular with bird watchers.
North of the lake, this forest has huge trees, birds and loads of cheeky monkeys. This sanctuary is famous for bird watching and shutterbugs who love to take a glimpse will be delighted.
Udawattakelle Sanctury Information
- The last ticket is issued at 4.30 pm.
- A special arrangement can be made to enter the sanctuary as early as 6.00 am. This is an awesome chance for the birdwatchers but prior permission is required.
- Beware of muggers if you are visiting alone.
- Female travelers should be extra cautious for the safety if traveling alone.
Udawattakelle Sanctury Ticket Prices
- The entry fee for Children under 12 years is LKR 322.
How To reach Udawattakelle Sanctury by Public Transport
- You have to hike from the temple of sacred tooth to get here.
Restaurants Near Udawattakelle Sanctury
- Flower Song Restaurant
- The Bake House
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Things to Know Before Visiting Udawattakelle Sanctury
95% of people who visit Kandy include Udawattakelle Sanctury in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
35.03% of people start their Udawattakelle Sanctury visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Udawattakelle Sanctury
91.82% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Udawattakelle Sanctury
Udawattakelle Sanctury Trips
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Udawattakelle Sanctury, Kandy Reviews
Beautiful sanctuary near downtown and a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Relatively easy walk that took us 1.5 hours or so to do the entire place. Can be walked rain or shine because of all the tree cover. Be careful of the leeches though. We found a few on our shoes and socks.
Better place for study to nature. Located near Kandy. Rare trees can be seen. Good to bring your kids. You can get to know better understanding about nature and wildlife by visiting this sanctuary. Ticket price is only 30 LKR. But remember to protect the nature.
A nice jungle trail to take with your family, and specially with your kids. You can buy the tickets at the gate which is behind the Junior School of Trinity College Kandy. You can cover the trails within about 3-4 hours. You can visit the lake, temple and caves inside the jungle. Please don't take any food items because the monkeys might trouble you for them.
Have to pay a small fee to get in, but charged for everything in Sri Lanka it seems. Pleasant walk and some unusual trees. Efforts taken to avoid littering which is great to see. So no plastic bags or water bottles allowed inside.
If you are visiting Kandy you should not miss the opportunity to spend a few hours in Udawattekele Sanctuary where you can see deer, wild boar monkeys and possibly some birds. As soon as you have aid your entrance fee you will see the rather muddy Royal Pond then you can wander on to the viewpoint and the information center before hiking round the other side and seeing the meditation caves. This is really a beautiful forest which shelters you from the heat of Kandy, and gets you away from the polluted city due to exhaust fumes. there are plenty of benches to rest on and you will see many monkeys.