Lake Gregory


Lake Gregory

Relax infront of blue waters and greenlands cuddling the cold

A humongous Lake bounded by the greenery and covered with a mist at early mornings is what you will see here. But that is now – before 1827 the entire area was a swamp with streams which had water throughout the year where the British Governor Sir William Gregory converted it to Lake Gregory in 1873. The highest peak of Sri Lanka, Piduruthalagala streamed down the Thalagala River and Sir Gregory decided on damning it but years past with several additions and renovations to it including the Hydro Power station at Naanu Oya where eh waters of the Gregory lake were directed via a tunnel.

The history and its creations are not what would amaze you as the history of sports and recreational activities are on continuation. And during the April Nuwara Eliya Season the Lake Gregory area gets crowded thou you have visit the Lake buying a ticket. Early at the sunrise and evenings with sunset adds quite a relaxing experience for any type of a traveller and also you can take a little boat ride after negotiating the prices. You can allow your kids for a pony ride and after that ride on your own in the two seater Swan boats.

After a recent upliftment now the Sri Lankan Airlines Air taxis arrive Nuwara Eliya and Lake Gregory is the landing plot for these seaplanes which would bring you to Nuwara Eliya in around 30 minutes from Colombo.