Lake Gregory (Gregory Reservoir) Nuwara-Eliya

Lake Gregory (Gregory Reservoir) Nuwara-Eliya

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Gregory Lake

In the heart of hill country, Gregory Lake is a extremely popular place with both foreign tourists and locals. This is a place to enjoy cool weather. Gregory Lake, is a reservoir in hill city, Nuwara-Eliya, Sri Lanka. Lake Gregory was built by Governor William Gregory between 1872 and 1877.  The park near the lake gives you various activities such speed boat, swan boats, dinky boats, Pony ride and many more. There is also a bicycle path around the lake. Bicycle cost from 100 rupees per hour. The park around it has a walkway and its well maintained. So can take a saunter stroll along the area’s 5 km path. Lot of flowers between walking paths given extra attraction to the park and also small restaurants are situated one side of the park.

Things to do at Lake Gregory

Lake Gregory was reconstructed and thus it is now turned into a more like Lake Park which includes many recreational activities. The people who visit this place can go on watersports like jet skis, windsurfing, swan-shaped paddle boats, water-walking balls, windsurfing, normal boat rides, pony rides and so much more fun activities.

Reaching the destination

From Colombo

Follow McCallum Road. Take the Colombo – Katunayake Expressway from Katunayake and exit on to Yakkala – Radawana Road. Take Avissawella – Hatton – Nuwara Eliya Highway, Peradeniya-Badulla-Chenkaladi Highway in Nuwara Eliya.

From Nuwara Eliya

Head northwest on Peradeniya-Badulla-Chenkaladi Highway and the destination will be on the right.

Charges for the entrance tickets and activities

Ticket price : Rs.20 for Locals and Rs. 200 for foreigners

Bicycle cost : Rs. 100 per hour

Swan-shaped pedal boat : Rs. 500 for 30 minutes

Trotting around on a Pony : Rs. 300 for 15 minutes

* (Note that :  sometimes prices might be differ.)

Location : Nuwara-Eliya, Sri Lanka

Built : 1872

Surface area : 91.2 ha (225 acres)

Surface elevation : 1,874 m (6,184 ft)

Gregory lake is vast in area, fully surrounded by hills, Overall average when it comes to an attraction. You can feel cool and calm air always. Just a view visit is recommended.


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