Udawattakelle Sanctury

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  • 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
  • KFC

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  • Udawattakelle Sanctury Address: Wewelpitiya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Udawattakelle Sanctury Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Udawattakelle Sanctury Price: 644 LKR
  • Best time to visit Udawattakelle Sanctury(preferred time): 08:00 am - 11:00 am
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Things to Know Before Visiting Udawattakelle Sanctury

  • 95% of people who visit Kandy include Udawattakelle Sanctury in their plan

  • 31.52% of people start their Udawattakelle Sanctury visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Udawattakelle Sanctury

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

90.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Udawattakelle Sanctury

People normally club together Natha Devales and Kandy Monasteries while planning their visit to Udawattakelle Sanctury.

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  • 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.

  • Located inside the middle of Kandy city and once u enter u can feel that your inside a forest middle of the city. Lots of birds to explore. Nice pathways through the forest. Don’t feed monkeys on the way because if you feed one the whole group of monkeys will come for food and sometimes they get little aggressive.

  • Great green space in the middle of Kandy. The entrance definitely needs better signposting though. Saw a whole troupe of monkeys, and a weird little deer...thing, as well as a heap of birds and turtles. Get a Tuktuk to the entrance, it's quite a hike, especially if you're traveling with kids or babies.

  • Wonderful forest. Many nice things to see. Well worth the visit if you want to go for a nice hike and get away from the city buzz.

  • Good place to visits with groups. Couples are not allowed since there has been some bad things happening in the past. There is a viewpoint where you can see the kandy city from top.

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