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Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed today

A group of us, mixed kiwi and Sri Lankan families visited. Kids had great fun with the assorted boat rides although a bit pricey. Had food from the local stalls which was good. Probably helped having locals to do the talking for us. Overall a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ruddellkusabs
Reviewed yesterday

This is a decent-sized natural lake. There are lots of options for hiring a boat and puttering around it, or riding a pedalo boat. It was quiet when we were there but I imagine it's pretty busy during peak season.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Judy12343
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walked along this lake, have some great views of Nuwara Eliya. Could be better maintained with activities like kayaking rather than motor boats..

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank teepanv
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The lake is nice but nothing really special. There is a park around which is nice to walk through. There are some small boats but I don't recommend you to take it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 32veronikak
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a good place to enjoy with your family and friends.. few couple of things to do and places to have some delicious snacks.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank samvijf
Reviewed 6 days ago

You have several water spots available in Gregory Lake. Children have a separate play area as well. very relaxing in the evening with lot of mist and cold.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melani N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Refreshing place, good to spend few hours on the lake and have a trip on a boat cost around 3000 rs, then have pizza on salmiya which is very near to lake.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank razga081
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an hour or so walking some of the perimeter past numerous speed boats, jet ski and others. A bit overpriced for a speed boat ride and not too many were taking the option. It is pleasant enough to walk and observe the water...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Johns1951
Reviewed 1 week ago

simple lake, maybe takes 2 hours to slowly walk around it, with local food and trinket cart trucks, and you have to pay a small fee at two different locations. If you get bored, skip the lake and walk up the hills into the tea...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robertgatti
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend about 40 minutes and walked round the lake. There were boats for hire and also a helicopter ride for about 10 minutes. Very pleasant.

Date of experience: December 2018
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September 11, 2018|
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Response from rakibula2015 | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see anyone swimming. I guess the water itself is not that suitable for swimming, but for a boat trip around is good. You can do water biking.
Tharushi F
May 1, 2018|
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Response from Amila Dananjaya D | Reviewed this property |
I do not know an exact answer, but they all seems good.
Shereen S
November 8, 2016|
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Response from Lenoog | Reviewed this property |
Hello Shereen, They close around 8PM Its really a beautiful place I recommend you to walk all around the lake its big lake so by walking you might get tired you can take tuk tuk and go the other side of the lake The lake... More
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Pune, India
Please Help Review our Itinerary (11 Replies)
Hello Day 01. Arriving 9:00 AM - Pinnawala Elephant Ophanage - Sigiriya Fort - Stay at Sigiriya or Dambulla Day 02. Enroute Dambulla cave temple - Sacred Tooth Relic Temple, City Tour etc - stay at Kandy Day 03. Enroute Ramboda Hanuman Temple, Ramboda waterfall, Gregory Lake for sunset stay at Nuwara Elia Day 04.Udawalawa National Park Safari Day 05. Mirissa Beach Whale watching Tour Day 06. Travel by Costal road to Bentota Beach Water Sports activity Day 07. Colombo City Half...More
April 23, 2018|
Response fromErikandSandya|
Looks fine. Beware that the whalewatch starts 7 AM hence D5 is not really doable, you'd do the whalewatch morming of D6. <Erik> & [Sandya]
Melbourne, Australia
A short trip (10 Replies)
My 4 days plan to Sri Lanka looks like below: Day1 -Colombo Day2- Anuradhapura,Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya- Nuwara Eliya Day3- Kandy (Temple of Tooth Relic,Ramboda Falls,Boat ride in Gregory Lake.Horton Plain) Day4- Bentota Ride back from Bentota to Colombo in Sri Lanka Railways - 1st Class Observation Salon. Please advice if this is do-able or if it requires any tweaking, Feel free to advice.
September 16, 2013|
Response fromErikandSandya|
Hi there, Maybe possible in Fantasialand or the like but totally impossible in reality ;-). Driving speeds are 30-40 km/h long distance in Lanka, and each of the attractions you pick costs half a day at least to see it. Also you mix up Eliya and Kasndy, and assume a 1st class service on Bentota-Colombo which does not exist. So where to begin... Pick TWO bases only for those 3 nights 4 days and then center the plan around it. E.g. Kandy and Bentota (each 3 hours from airport) or Sigiriya...More
Pune, India
Sri Lanka itinerey for 8 days. (5 Replies)
hello, we are total 14 people, including kids, on sri Lanka tour in the last week of dec. have booked a 18 seater vehicle for us. pl give the suggestions for the following rough planned itinerary. Day 1:- Arrive @ Colombo airport @ 10.50pm n transfer to hotel in Katunayaka. Day 2:-depart @ 5am n visit Dambulla cave temple, proceed to polonnaruwa. Overnight @Sigiriya. ( thnx to ErikandSandya to help me plan) Day 3:-visit sigiriya rock n proceed to kandy. (hoping to complete by 11am)...More
October 27, 2017|
Response fromErikandSandya|
Hi there, 1] Adam's Peak (not to be confused with Little Adam's Peak) is not near Ella but between Kandy and Eliya. 2] A scenic train ride is almost a must, e.g. from Ohiya to Ella (D5). Could visit Littlle Adam's Peak later in afternoon if weather is clear. See https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29396… for all options near beach... <Erik> & [Sandya]