Lake Gregory - Things to Know Before Visiting
Lake Gregory, Nuwara Eliya 22200, Sri Lanka
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About Lake Gregory
Gregory Lake is a reservoir located in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. The lake was constructed in 1873, in the era of the British and was named after Sir William Gregory. You can rent a bicycle or a boat and explore the lake, there are also a few restaurants around the lake.
Attractions Near Lake Gregory
It is a national park located 2,100–2,300 meters above sea leavel, in the central highlands in Sri Lanka and designated in 1988. It has a richly diverse ecosystem and many species spotted here are endemic to the region.
The waterfall is located about 5 km from Badulla in Uva Province, Sri Lanka. It is 64 meters high. The waterfall is formed in the Badulu Oya Revier.
It is also called the bridge in the sky, a viaduct bridge near the small town of Ella. It is one of the examples of colonial-era railway structures in the country. The bridge's construction is generally attributed to a local Ceylonese builder, P. K. Appuhami, in consultation with British engineers.
Around 8km from Ella town and 50 minutes walking, you will reach this rock, 1,041 meters above the sea. It is a great destination for hiking and discovering beautiful scenaries in the way.
The Lipton’s Seat is one of Sri Lanka's most impressive viewpoints. Dambatenna Tea factory is close to the famous Lipton Seat viewpoint, that built in 1890 by the Scottish tea baron Sir Thomas Lipton.
Ravana Falls is famous waterfall in Sri Lanka. It is one of the widest falls in the country and the waterfall is about 25 m in height. It falls from part of the Ravana Ella Wildlife Sanctuary, located 6 km away from the local railway station at Ella. According to the Indian epic, the Ramayana, it is said that Ravana (who was the king of Sri Lanka at the time) had kidnapped princess Sita, and hid her in the caves behind this waterfall.
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The central province is the 6th largest province of the nine provinces, with an area of 5,674 km². The province is home to 2,558,716 people, and it famous for the Ceylon tea. Kandy is the capital and the largest city of the central province.