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Address: Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 604 3599
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US$ 48.75*
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Private Day Trip: Nuwara Eliya from Kandy by Train
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Private Day-Tour: Highland Highlights from Kandy

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Pleasant lake in Nuwara Eliya!

Attractive and pleasant spot near the center of Nuwara Eliya. Good spot for leisurely walk or picnic.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gregory Lake is a reservoir in the heart of the tea country hill city, Nuwara Eliya coming under the central region where Kandy is its Capital. Gregory Lake lies 1874 m above sea level and has a surface area of 91.2 hectares (225 acres). British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873, constructed the lake under his name. It is a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful lake....but shocking they charge you to to park and per person...we ended up driving round it...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Attractive and pleasant spot near the center of Nuwara Eliya. Good spot for leisurely walk or picnic.

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Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is situated heart of the city Nuwara Eliya.This was very crowded when it comes to week ends & holidays. Dont bother going there on these days.Lot of water activities available.

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited the lake, the area was going though a dry spell. Water levels were low and you could see the dry beds in some areas. Even though there was a little rain, it was not enough to fill up the lake. Having said that, the lake and the places around it is beautiful. A serene walk around the... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The lake is named after Mr.William Gregory in the Hill city of beautiful Nuwaraelia, Sri Lanka. It was & is still beautiful but now has dumps outside & appears partially polluted. Still is worth the visit when you visit that area as you can see from my pictures.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently revisited this lovely spot which did seem to have been cleaned a little since 2016, but there is still work to be done clearing the water of plastic bottles in particular. Pleased to see that work is now well advanced so that we will be able to walk all the way round the lake by next year.

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Thank Barbara M
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Gregory is a reservoir in heart of hill city, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. The area was originally a swampy bog at the foot of the small hills that border the town. In 1873 Sir William Gregory authorised the damming of the Thalagala stream, which originates from Mount Pidurutalagala, in order to make more land available for the expansion of... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't enjoy our trip to the lake, very dirty and polluted area. Dump sites are close by and affect the smell around. Lots of horses to ride if you're interested.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was very keen to show us the lake. Coming from Chicago (and Lake Michigan), Lake Gregory is really just a pond with a few pedaling gondolas, and real ponies to ride, for entertainment.

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