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From Kandy: Bird watching tour to Udawatte Kele Sanctuary – Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Explore Udawatte Kele Sanctuary on an early morning adventure from Kandy. Trek through lush nature, bird-watch, and discover Kandyan Kingdom ruins. Visit Senkada Cave, spot diverse wildlife.


06.00 am: Embark on an early morning adventure as you are picked up by a Tuk-Tuk from your hotel in Kandy and head towards the captivating Udawatte Kele Sanctuary.
06.45 am: Immerse yourself in a nature trekking and bird-watching experience that offers breathtaking views. This 103-hectare eco-tourism site, once a prohibited woodland above the royal palace during the Kandyan monarchy, is now open to the public from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Explore the sanctuary’s diverse plant species, including lianas, shrubs, and endemic trees, along with its abundant birdlife. Marvel at the historically significant ruins and locations from the Kandyan Kingdom, such as Lady Horton’s Road, Royal Pond, Lovers’ Walk, and Marble Seat. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Senkada Cave, known as the dwelling place of a hermit who lived in seclusion for many years. With its fascinating array of mammals and reptiles, the Udawatte Kele Sanctuary offers a complete natural experience.
11.30 am: After a fulfilling morning, return to Kandy for a comfortable overnight stay, cherishing the memories of your wildlife adventure.



Explore 103-Hectare Udawatte Kele: Nature & Birds Galore
Kandyan Kingdom Relics: Discover Royal Past, Lovers’ Path
Senkada Cave: Meet Sanctuary’s Wildlife in Seclusion



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