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Timings : 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Entry Fee : LKR 20
Bicycle: LKR 100 per hour
Swan pedal boat: LKR 500
Pony ride: LKR 300 for 15 minutes

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Gregory Lake, Nuwara Eliya Overview

Lake Gregory is a local reservoir situated in the city of Nuwara Eliya. It is a popular place for tourists to visit and enjoy some recreational activities. The lake was named after Sir William Gregory, in 1873, during the British era. Tourists can roam around the lake with the help of boats available for hire. This lake acts as the perfect picnic spot and tourists can also explore the lake by hiring bicycles. The best time to visit this lake is during April.

Hire small boats and go boating across the lake, or whizz across the lake in a speed boat. Tourists can also go for pony rides or bicycle around the lake. If visiting with your family, have a lakeside picnic or a relaxed evening stroll along Gregory Lake. The lake has small restaurants around as well, so you can have some snacks while exploring. 

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How To Reach Gregory Lake

Since Gregory Lake is in the centre of the city, any mode of public transport would take you there.


The Gregory Lake was built by, and named after Sir William Gregory, in 1873. It was initially a swampy area in the outskirts of the city. Sir William directed the construction of a dam over the Thalagala stream, which formed the lake. Fish reinhabited the lake, and it slowly sprang to life. The waters of the lake were also used to generate electricity through hydropower plants. Currently, the lake is a recreation spot, with different water-based activities.

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