Gregory Lake, Nuwara Eliya

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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
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About Gregory Lake, Nuwara Eliya

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. 

Gregory Lake Information

  • 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.

How To reach Gregory Lake by Public Transport

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

Restaurants Near Gregory Lake

  • 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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  • Nice place the lake is full of people and it is a very good place to go jet skiing. There is one man u have to safe from he literally wrecks u. MAKE SURE YOU TAKE GLOVES GOSH IT'S FREEZING THERE. suddenly clouds drop and temp goes other 5 degrees

  • One part of this lake bank is clean because it is maintained by the police and they charge money as a ticket for the maintenance.but the other part of the river is really polluted (there is polythene and plastic everywhere 🤮) But you can have fun on the place where it’s maintained, there is jet sking , boat rides 🚣‍♀️, swan rides etc... anyways a good place to enjoy .but I suggest they have to put public dustbins everywhere because the ones which are there is not sufficient and even that is sponsored by a certain company Thank you 🙃

  • One of the lovely place to be if you visited N'Eliya. Walking around lake in the morning and evening is another experience which you should get. Cool breeze, love & panoramic view...

  • Nice park.lot of people gathering in the evening.hose rides,boat rides available.lot of small coffee shops also there.nice cool place for children's.

  • Good place to take stroll with amazing lovely scenery. Water sports also available which can be bargained to the lower prices. The place has a ticket of 100 lkr for all foreigners. Car parking is charged extra. The restaurants open up at the Gregory lake too. Few benches to sit and cartoon characters installed there. Closes up at sunset.

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