Kandy Lake, Kandy

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Kandy Lake, Kandy - Address

Address: 72 Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka

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This beautiful water reservoir is the heart of the Kandy city and the scenic ecosystem around it enhances its presence. Initially believed to serve as a personal Harem for the king Sri Wickrama Rajasinha, the lake has many folktales around it. The lake is said to be connected to the royal by a secret tunnel.

The fortress-style parapet around the perimeter of the lake was a British addition and it is a pleasant spot to just breathe and observe the peaceful beauty of the hill station.

Kandy Lake Information

  • Women solo travelers should take extra precaution for safety.
  • The track around the lake is perfect for a run or a jog in the evening.


How To reach Kandy Lake by Public Transport

  • You can hire a three-wheeler which is called a tuk-tuk. Walking is also recommended as all the attractions are close to each other.

Restaurants Near Kandy Lake

  • Flower Song Restaurant
  • The Bake House
  • KFC

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  • The lake used to be lovelier when it was not fenced and the area had free access. Now city side is cordoned and one has to go through the fence gate . It kills the entire serenity it once had. From the other side it's still beautiful but the traffic diverted due to closure of. City side and growing number of vehicles make it busy. Not the soothing experience anymore. Lake nevertheless is beautiful and find a calm spot to have a relaxing evening

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  • This is a nice place to go stroll around. You can make a day of it while also visiting the sacred tooth museum and temple and also Helga's folly. You can see some wildlife in the lake as well. Very much the centre of Kandy

  • Beautiful sights around the lake. Take a walk in the morning or around 5pm. Relaxing and very peaceful..!

  • Worth taking a stroll around the lake in the morning or evening when it's not too hot. Lots of birdlife and the occasional terrapin and water monitor lizard.

  • One of the best places in Kandy. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

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