Kandy Lake

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  • Address: 72 Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Lake

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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Flower Song Restaurant
  • The Bake House
  • KFC

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  • Kandy Lake Address: 72 Sangaraja Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Kandy Lake Timing: 24-hrs
  • Kandy Lake Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Kandy Lake(preferred time): 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Kandy Lake: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Kandy include Kandy Lake in their plan

  • 27.32% of people start their Kandy Lake visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Kandy Lake

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kandy Lake

People normally club together The National Seminary Of Our Lady Of Lanka and Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue while planning their visit to Kandy Lake.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Date of visit - 21st October 2018 Kandy Lake brings beauty to the Kandy City. Kandy Lake lake located in the center of the city.Nice place to have a walk and relax.You can see some animals in the lake. There are a number of museums and prominent places around the lake.

  • One of the cleanest lakes I have seen. Well maintained. The pathway is so elegantly crafted here, plus the cool breeze makes this place unforgettable. You can catch the occasional glimpses of fishes and ducks. The nearby market and the clean road adds to it's beauty. A nice view of the hotels etc built on mountains can be seen from this lake. One of the major attraction in Kandy. View of the sunset is just awesome & breathtaking.

  • Beautiful lake near heart of Kandy

  • Amazing view and fresh breeze in a boat ride. Posted 2000 for 6 people.

  • A really really beautiful lake and one to appreciate. The city circles this lake so it's something you cant miss when in Kandy. The lake is calming and it appears there are even boat trips possible from here which is a nice touch. Not sure how much this costs but being a touristy place I would expect UK sorts of prices for boat rides. We took a walk around the lake when we had some spare time and being so close to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic just added to the feeling you get appreciating the sights and sounds.

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