Birdwatching Trek in Kandy Udawatta Kele Forest Reserve

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Birdwatching & Trekking in Udawatte Kele Sanctuary

Being a country rich in natural bio diversity, Sri Lanka elaborates and proves it many times.Udawatte Kele located north of Kandy Lake is an eco-tourism site which expands over 103 hectares. The park was once a forbidden forest called Uda wasala watte (the garden above the royal palace) during the Kandyan kingdom.

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  • Endemic bird species such as Toque Macaque
  • Mammals such as Mouse Deer, Jackal and Porcupine
  • 460 species of vegetation


  • Service of an experienced, English-speaking bird watching guide (2 guides for groups above 8).
  • Refreshments


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Food and Beverages.
  • Gratuities (Optional).
  • Expenses of personal nature.

What to Expect

The 4-hour Udawattekele Forest Reserve Hike gives you the opportunity to hike through the ancient forests of Kandy. Step into a different world ruled by the jungle. Hike through trails underlaid with stone that were once pretty little avenues in colorful green pleasure gardens, centuries ago. Sight rare and endemic bird species. Come upon ancient ruins of dwellings used by monks. Identify a number of orchids and other species of plants amongst the undergrowth. Sense the mysterious aura of this dense patch of forest right in the middle of the urban landscape.


  • 6:30 AM - Arrival to the trail-head of Udawatte Kele Sanctuary
  • 6:30 AM - 6:45 AM - Meet and Greet, Brief description of the trail and forest reserve
  • 6:45 AM - Starting the bird watching tour and trek
  • 11:30 AM - Returning to trail-head

Additional Note

  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended for this tour
  • Rest-stops within every 1 KM
  • Photography stops along the trail
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