Udawatta Kele Sanctuary is 275 acres in size. It is known as the Udawatte Forest Royal Park. It is said that the kings who ruled the kingdom of Kandy in the past used to rest in Udawatta Kele Sanctuary. It is also said that the jungle provided food for the elephants at the Temple of the Tooth.
King Panditha Parakramabahu who ruled Kurunegala is said to have settled in Udawatta Kele Sanctuary. The 1940 jack and mahogany trees in the Udawatte forest, which have undergone various changes from time to time, have been rehabilitated by the Forest Department.
This is a place where you can easily enjoy the coolness of a beautiful ulcer. Because if you go looking for other forests you have to go a long way. But there is so much to see and enjoy in this beautiful forest in the middle of Kandy city.
The road is paved for walking through the jungle. Billboards have been erected at various places along the road. Udawatta Kele Sanctuary is home to some of the oldest palm groves, meditative rock caves, Kodimale, a view of the entire city of Kandy, and the lake in the park. In the past, a white man named Garrison could go through this Udawatta Kele Sanctuary, but now he can't. From there a wall has been built and separated.
Udawatta Kele Sanctuary is located within walking distance of the Temple of the Tooth. From the Temple of the Tooth you can walk towards Trinity College and into this jungle .This is not a trip to be missed anymore. Because you have to go and see the beauty of it.
Udawatta Kele Sanctuary is open every Sunday for Poya. You have to buy a ticket for 30 rupees to enter. It is open from 6 am to 6 pm. New Year's Day is the only day in the Udawatta Kele Sanctuary that is closed.
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0812 232 873