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

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Udawattakelle Sanctury

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

  • 31.2% 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

90.73% 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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Udawattakelle Sanctury, Kandy Reviews

  • Great Place for short trip in the wilderness. This was the royal forest park for the king during the Kandyan era. Currently a forest sanctuary. There is an information center located inside the forest. There's a entrance fee that has to be paid at the gate. internal walkways are well marked and named.

  • Nice and peaceful. We paid 1325 rupees for 2 tickets. 4 stars as the lady on the gate was really slow and I'm pretty sure tickets should have been cheaper. Also don't bother with the hermit cave at the top of the park, there's nothing there. Same with the upper veiw point in the centre of the park, it's surrounded by trees so you can't see anything.

  • Greatest day admiring the natural forest. We was able to plan a short trip there. Allowing our time to move in a positive way. While traveling deep part of the jungle we was able to see some animals on their natural habitat and many kinds of trees. There are some rock caves too

  • there isnt any wildlife in this place other than monkeys and birds that you see all around this region. There is a pathway and quiet a few tourists end up here as its a decent hike on a easy trail with no major climbs. The place son the map like cave temple are not really accessible as entry is forbidden so it's just the forest for you. There are some interesting plants and trees including a rare tree size creeper that is spread over a large area in the forest. The prices are same for all foreigners including saarc nation citizens.

  • This is one of the coolest places in the Kandy city. Just can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city to engulf in a peaceful surrounding. Very nice staff and beautiful place.

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