Udawattakele Royal Forest Sanctuary

Udawattakele Royal Forest Sanctuary


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About Udawattakele Royal Forest Sanctuary

Imagine your very own garden spanning across several acres filled with a variety of colourful flora and fauna? Imagine walking down paved pathways breathing in fresh air a luxury that only a few people could afford. In this case it was the kings and queen of the royal palace in Kandy who could afford the luxury of a beautiful garden for their own such as the Udawattakele Royal Forest Sanctuary. Spanning across 257 acres the Royal Forest Sanctuary is tropical heaven located behind the Temple of the Tooth Relic. Home to a variety of flowers, sprinkled with a few ponds and sprawling with the mischievous antics of monkeys, the Forest sanctuary was said to have been built on the instruction of a hermit named Senkanda who had allegedly told King Wickramabahu to establish the Kandyan Kingdom. 

The Udawattakele Royal Forest Sanctuary is a perfect place for those who want to tale a leisurely stroll through a green sanctuary and a must see for those who visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic.