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Gregory Lake – Most Prominent and Amazing Relaxing Spot in Nuwara Eliya

Welcome to Gregory Lake, Nuwara Eliya

Gregory Lake (Lake Gregory, Gregari Wewa, or Gregory Reservoir) is the heart of the Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. It is a popular relaxing spot for both foreign tourists and locals. Sir William Gregory constructed Lake Gregory in 1873.

Gregory Lake, Nuwara Eliya

The Gregory Park is around the Lake Gregory. There is a well-maintained walkway. A lot of flowers make this place pleasant. There are small restaurants situated on one side of the park. The purpose of the construction of Lake Gregory is to generate electricity for the Nuwara Eliya City. Now, it uses for water sports and other recreational activities.

Gregory Lake and Gregory Park are ideal places to enjoy your weekends with your loved ones. You will have an unforgettable experience with your family at this lake. The beauty of them will wonder you. Do not forget to click beautiful pictures and collect memories.

Lake Gregory

Directions to Gregory Lake, Nuwara Eliya

Gregory lake locates on the Nuwara Eliya – Badulla road (A5 road). 

From Colombo

Directions to Lake  Gregory from Colombo

Take Avissawella – Hatton – Nuwara Eliya Highway, Peradeniya-Badulla-Chenkaladi Highway in Nuwara Eliya. It will take around 4.30 to 5 hours.

From Nuwara Eliya

Directions to Gregory Lake from Nuwara Eliya

If you come on Peradeniya-Badulla-Chenkaladi Highway, the destination will be on your right.

Best Things to do in Gregory Lake and Gregory Park

There are many recreational activities in Gregory Lake and Gregory Park.

Gregory Lake Boat Ride

Gregory Lake Boat Ride

Gregory Lake Boat ride is one of the main activities in Lake Gregory. Boat rides will provide enjoyable opportunities. Also, you can choose a swan-shaped paddle boat ride, dinky boats, and speed – boat ride at Lake Gregory. It will cost you around 1000 rupees for 30 minutes.

Lake Gregory

Water Scooter Ride

The water scooter ride will be the best experience with a cold wind at Gregory Lake.


The best time to walk around the lake is morning and evening time.

Helicopter Ride

Helicopter rides provide the best view of Lake Gregory.

Pony Ride or Horse Ride

Lake Gregory is the perfect place for a pony and horse ride, especially for your kids.


You can hire a bicycle and go around the park cycling. The cool wind makes calms your cycling around the park.

How to Reach Lake Gregory Park in Nuwara Eliya

Gregory Park Map

By Rail

Lake Gregory situates 10 km away from the Nanu Oya station. You can catch a train from Colombo to Nanu Oya station and reach Gregory Lake within 20 minutes from the railway station.

By Road

There are several bus services and taxis to Nuwara Eliya. Also, you can take a cab or taxi from the airport to visit Lake Gregory. It will take around 5 hours.

Sea Plane or Air Taxi

You can reach Nuwara Eliya within 30 minutes from Colombo.

Lake Gregory Ticket Price

Gregory Park Entrance Ticket

To enter the amazing Gregory Park, we need to obtain tickets. The entrance fee for Lake Gregory is Rs. 50.00 for locals Rs. 300.00 for foreigners (Prices may change from time to time. You should buy a ticket for vehicle parking also.

Best Time to Visit Gregory Lake

The Gregory Park opens from 08:00 am to 06:00 pm on all seven days of the week. It is most crowded in April due to the festivities and holidays. The Best time to visit Gregory Lake is April to see the beauty of Nuwara Eliya. It is better to go there on weekdays because weekends are very crowded.

Gregory Park, Nuwara Eliya

Best Places to Visit in Nuwara Eliya

  • World’s End
  • The Holy Trinity Church
  • Nuwara Eliya Post Office
  • Pedro Tea Estate
  • Seetha Amman Kovil
  • Strawberry Farms
  • Hakgala Botanical Garden
  • New Zealand Farm 
  • Moon Plains 
  • Golf Club 
  • Lover’s Leap Waterfall 
  • Kirigalpoththa
  • Victoria Park
  • Horton Plains National Park
  • Shanthipura Viewpoint
  • Pidurutalagala (Piduruthalagala)
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya Hotels

You can easily book Nuwara Eliya hotels, Nuwara Eliya rooms, and Nuwara Eliya cottages through the booking website. You can find some Nuwara Eliya hotel offers from time to time.

  • Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya
  • Araliya Hotel Nuwara Eliya
  • Little England Cottages Nuwara Eliya
  • Blackpool Hotel Nuwara Eliya
  • Hill Cottage Nuwara Eliya
  • Pigeons Nest Nuwara Eliya
  • Jetwing Warwick Gardens
  • Green Gregory Villa Nuwara Eliya
Gregory Park

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