Kandy Lake
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  • Ashrafuddinahmed
    Sydney, Australia8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Kandy.
    We visited Kandy city for two days travelling from Colombo by train. It is a lovely city with friendly people. A lot to see and do. Kandy is historical place and we loved visiting the places. We had a great Tuk Tuk driver, which I would like to recommend highly, as nothing was too much for him and guided us thru the city. The driver's name is Wsana and he can be contacted on 077 866 4674. I am recommending him based on our own experience.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 2, 2023
  • CHD6265
    Odiham, United Kingdom417 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely way to wind down for an hour - other than for tuk tuk drivers
    Very pretty walk of around an hour. Nice to stop for an ice cream and admire the lake dwellers (a variety of birds, water monitors, turtles, carp). Sadly, as foreigners, we were stopped every 10 steps for a tuk tuk, etc. takes the joy out of it really. Also the pavement is treacherous in places as the (magnificent) tree roots have significantly lifted the sidewalk in many places.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 17, 2024
  • Jet Lanka Tours
    Kandy, Sri Lanka38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Sunset Stroll at Kandy Lake
    I recently took my clients for a leisurely walk around Kandy Lake, and it was an experience to remember! The serene ambiance, coupled with the breathtaking sunset views, made it a perfect outing. The tranquil surroundings provided an ideal setting for meaningful conversations with my clients. Don't forget to try when you are in Kandy. It added an extra layer of delight to our experience. Whether you're a local or a visitor, a stroll around Kandy Lake during sunset is an absolute must-do!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written March 11, 2024
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Johan D
21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
A Nice walk is possibel to perform, städning down Town buisy Kandy and has one side there is more heavy traffic close, other side is the tooth tempel side, not so much traffic but a mot of tempel visitors.
Nice walk det all around, close to the lake, traffic on the outside of this walk way.
Safe to take a strol all around the lake, we saw intetesting birds an a HUGE water lisard= miniature crocidile.
Written January 1, 2020
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Jonathan S
London, UK9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
From the the descriptions on here,we were expecting a tranquil stroll around a beautiful lake,I’m afraid I was disappointed ,at least half the walk is along a main thoroughfare for traffic in Kandy,with horns sounding and choking fumes and engine noise meters from the pavement,the lake is fairly unremarkable to look at.
There are Ducks and lots of massive carp and we saw an enormous bloated monitor lizard so there is undoubtedly wild life.
I love the outdoors but not an experience I would want to repeat,certainly wouldn’t travel far to see it.
Written February 15, 2020
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GC
Wakefield, UK3,032 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
A beautiful lake that is totally man made we were told. Vendors on the lakeside are selling items that are given as offerings in the nearby temple of the sacred tooth. If you drive up the hill, you get a very good view of not only the lake but of the city as well.
Written February 21, 2020
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2torontotraveller
Toronto, Canada1,925 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We visited this lovely artificial lake before we went to the see the Temple of the Tooth. It was built in 1807 by King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe and is located next to the Temple of the Tooth. It has a nice island in the middle that has a garden on it.

It is lovely to walk around the lake in the evening and there are lots of marble benches that you can use to appreciate the view.
Written February 8, 2020
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ownthisplace
Toronto, Canada431 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
A little piece of semi tranquility to walk the approximate 5000 steps around the paved Kandy Lake path. See many birds, ducks and even a lizard.

There is a white building along the path that is free admission and offers historical and interesting information of the area.

A must do activity in Kandy, especially if you like walking and photography! Many marble benches along the way to rest.
Written February 7, 2020
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GSM
Bhiwadi, India25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The Kandy Lake is in the heart of the city. There is paid parking near by. The walking path along the beautiful lake is wonderful. The view of the lake on one side and The Buddha temple on the other have a real calming effect
Written April 4, 2020
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Peeyoosh
Pune, India11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This lake is the center of attraction if you are visiting Kandy. There is a walkway around the lake for walkers and runners and multiple attractions around the lake including the Temple of the sacred tooth relic. I walked in the morning and took some pictures.
Written March 5, 2020
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Vinnie
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Hi visited here after going to the Ceylon tea museum. Our tuk tuk driver drove us around the lake and we stopped to take pictures. We will be visiting again this evening so we can take a leisurely stroll after dinner. Really nice. Worth a visit.
Written March 1, 2020
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mik s
Darwin, Australia120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Nice place in tropical Kandy.
Good for a walk or watch the wildlife (fish, birds etc.)
Most of the main attractions in Kandy are around the lake so this is the heart of the town (former royal capital).
Written January 22, 2020
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Marco
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We stayed 2 full days at Kandy, had a very good Tuktuk driver who was honest and nice, highly recommended. His name is Sanka ( mobile: 075 045 2686)

The lake was very good, fascinating view and good for a walk. Just don’t go there on a Sunday cause it will be crowded since it’s the city’s day off.
Written October 21, 2022
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