Udawattakelle Sanctury, Kandy

Udawattakelle Sanctury, Kandy - Address, Ticket Price

Address: Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Ticket Price: 644 LKR

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Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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Outdoors, Forest, Wildlife Sanctuary , Family And Kids, Monastery , Nature, Bird Watching

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About Udawattakelle Sanctury, Kandy

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
  • KFC

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Udawattakelle Sanctury, Kandy Reviews

  • Such a nice place to be in the busy Kandy. Go there early morning where you can see the sun light coming through the trees. It will take at least like 4 hours to enjoy this place truly. Take your foot cycles to this place because they do allow you to ride it inside for some places. Parking available. Only cash payments are accepted for tickets.

  • Still the same. Great experience to walk the trails. Heard so many birds and saw quite a few as well as the deer. Sometimes it feels scary but that's the jungle experience.

  • Calm and quiet place. Cycle path is good, but short. No cycles are available at the entrance 😞

  • Good park if you want to walk for two hours in a nice green forrest. I personally saw a couple birds, turtles, some huge insects and a couple of small deer. Oh, forgot the monkeys at the entrance begging for food. The view over the city at the viewpoint is also worth the walk.

  • This is a forest within the city and anyone could experience the environment with minimum amount of calories burnt. Short stroll from City depends on your location. Less than 500 meters from the World famous The temple of the tooth relique. Easy access from the Sangamiththa Mawatha.

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