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Udawattakele Forest Reserve in Kandy

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Perched atop a hill behind the iconic Temple of the Tooth Relic is the Udawatta Kele Sanctuary also referred to as the Royal Forest Park of Kandy, one of the most important places to visit in Kandy Sri Lanka. A leading tourist destination in the city, nature lovers are more than welcome to take a stroll into its verdant depths, exploring the many beauties that it hides within.

Take a trek through dense forestland which is home to a large amount of fauna ranging from the fishing cat, palm squirrel to the black-napped hare and deer. Tall canopies dominate the sanctuary which is also known to nourish the Kandy Lake situated nearby with the waters from its catchment areas.

Udawattakele which was once graced by those belonging to the Royal Court of Kandy boasts of several Buddhist temples which are scattered across the area. A garrison cemetery, water pond, Kodimale Mountain and the Senkanda cave are amongst the many treasures that the Udawattakele Sanctuary lays claim to.