Gregory lake Nuwara eliya sri lanka
Enjoying the paved walkways, paddling a swan-shaped paddle boat , a giant helicopter boat or trotting around on a pony are all good reasons to devote an hour or so to Gregory Lake, at the southern end of town.Lake Gregory is one of the significant tourist attractions in Nuwara Eliya. There are also picnic tables, a small restaurant and a snack bar. Boat hire is from the smaller adjoining lake on the opposite side of the road from the main lake.Parents can supervise their kids while boating. The lake’s boat house provides everything necessary with hourly rental of vessels and essential equipment. In addition to a morning walk, you can hire boats (paddle boat Rs 1500 per 30min, motorboat Rs 2000 per 20min) or you can trot about the lakeshore on horseback (Rs 2500 per hr).
Bit of history…
Gregory Lake was built under the time of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873. Before 1827, the area of present lake had been a swamp with streams running and water sources being coming from the nearby mountains throughout the year. This is the most unmistakable fascination in Nuwara Eliya and all the vistors used to come here and invested eventually by the lake and unwind. This was utilized as a spot for water sports and for re-ecreational exercises during the British time. Graory lake gets packed in the April traveler season.The total length of the drive around the lake was six miles at the time.