Lake Gregory (Nuwara Eliya)

Lake Gregory, also known as Gregory Lake or Gregory Reservoir, is a reservoir situated in Nuwara Eliya city, Sri Lanka. In other words, in the heart of the tea country hill city. Gregory Lake is a popular destination for both foreign visitors and locals. It is a great spot to relax and enjoy the cool weather. In 1872, under the reign of British Governor Sir William Gregory, Lake Gregory was built. Speed boats, swan boats, dinky boats, pony rides, and other activities are available at the park near the lake. There’s also a bike route that circles the lake. The cost of a bicycle starts at 100 Sri Lankan rupees per hour. A well-kept park with a boardwalk surrounds it. So you can take a stroll along the 5-kilometre path in the vicinity. Many flowers between the walking routes and the small restaurants are located on one side of the park. Add extra attraction to Gregory park.

Things to do at Lake Gregory

Lake Gregory was restored and is now more akin to a Lake Park with various fun, enjoyable activities. Visitors to this location can participate in watersports such as jet skiing, windsurfing, swan-shaped paddle boats, water-walking balls, windsurfing, regular boat trips, pony rides, and many more enjoyable fun activities.

Reaching the destination

From Colombo

McCallum Road should be followed. From Katunayake, use the Colombo – Katunayake Expressway to Yakkala – Radawana Road. In Nuwara Eliya, use the Avissawella – Hatton – Nuwara Eliya Highway, or the Peradeniya-Badulla-Chenkaladi Highway.

From Nuwara Eliya

The destination will be on the right as you travel northwest Peradeniya-Badulla-Chenkaladi Highway.

Charges for the entrance tickets and activities

Ticket price: Rs.20 for Locals and Rs. 200 for foreign visitors

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 : sometimes prices can be different.)

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 a large lake surrounded by hills. It is an average tourist destination.
You can always sense the air being cold and peaceful. It is recommended that you go for a quick look around.

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