Gregory Lake

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  • Address: Nuwara Eliya City, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 200 LKR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Lake

This lake was built during the British ruling in India by Sir William Gregory. The purpose of building this lake is believed to be to generate electricity for the City. It is mainly used for water sports and other recreational activities by locals and tourists alike. It sees the most crowds in the month of April due to the festivities and holidays. Races like Nuwara Eliya Road race and the Lake cross on the bank of Lake Gregory attracts many enthusiasts. 

  • You can enjoy the Boat ride amid the scenic beauty for LKR 500 for half an hour. Motorboat for LKR 1500 for 30 minutes, and a horse ride for LKR 300 for 15 minutes.

  • Since it is in the city itself, you can either choose to walk down, or hire a cab or a tuk-tuk.

  • Picnic tables, a restaurant and a snack bar are the options if you would like to have lunch, while enjoying the lake view.

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  • Gregory Lake Address: Nuwara Eliya City, Sri Lanka
  • Gregory Lake Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Gregory Lake Price: 200 LKR
  • Time required to visit Gregory Lake: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Nuwara Eliya include Gregory Lake in their plan

  • 27.88% of people start their Gregory Lake visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Gregory Lake

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

91.12% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gregory Lake

People normally club together Sita Temple and Mountain Bike Rental while planning their visit to Gregory Lake.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Very nice place. Clean well maintained lake. Plenty of boats did not have to wait for turn. Life jackets available and mandatory. View of surrounding from boat is awesome. And nice experience having fun and everything if u gone with group of friends that is nice! hope you enjoy .Must visit.

  • Lovely & lively! Scenic view with so many activities. Boat rides, jet ski rides (expensive though) & tiny food stalls. Good place to spend the time with family and also great view for photographers. Slightly cold but it’s great if you enjoy the cold weather!

  • nice and cool place to have fun. you can go on boat rides and jet ski rides here. rides are bit expensive but worth it. good place to visit with your family and friends.

  • The view is good. But there is nothing much to do here. Don't pay to go in, they charge a lot from foreigners. Take a stroll around the lake and you'll get the same experience.

  • An extremely serene location. Must visit if in Nuwara Eliya. The boat rides are slightly expensive. Take a walk around the lake on the well laid out paths. A few snacking places are available nearby to sit and enjoy the view.

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