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

Gregory Lake - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Gregory Lake

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Gregory Lake

  • 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

Gregory Lake Trips

Gregory Lake, Nuwara Eliya Reviews

  • Amazing view. Can hire bicycles to ride around the cycle track. Boat rides are available . Jet ski rides for 3000 rupees also can be arranged. We can enjoy horse rides around the lake.There are many strawberry farms around so you can enjoy the scenic view while indulging tour tastebuds. Ideal for family getaways.

  • Gorgeous place. Has great views. Popular among all.. Any one can ride boats here. There are many types of boats. Boats for family, boats for couples, boats for young boys etc. Near the lake there is nature park with full of flowers. It have acess for wheelchair and parking is also available..

  • Gregory Lake was created in 1873 by the British era Governor at the time, Sir William Gregory, supposedly for the purpose of providing electricity. However the lake was mainly used for leisure and recreation after it was built. At its peak of fame, Gregory Lake was the most prominent attraction in the area and was used a place to relax by many visitors. Now visitors can follow the ancient British era tradition of relaxing picnics on the shore of the lake, or more modern leisure activities such as rides in swan shaped paddle boats, normal boat rides, pony rides along the shore, water walking balls, water sports such as jet skis, windsurfing and etc. As such with these many attractions Gregory Lake is a family friendly historic location of Sri Lanka, attracting many holiday makers who visit the country.

  • Beautiful place if you visit on the right season. Mist and cool weather brings a relaxing moment.

  • Pretty nice place to visit with family and friends. There's plenty of activities to do .(some are really expensive though) Cycling was my favorite activity there. The down side is that the food isn't that great and the area around and the lake itself are really dirty.

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